Born in England in 1811, Thomas Blades (Bladies) de Walden made his first appearance on the English stage in 1841, then traveled to New York for his premier on the American stage at Park theatre in
Figaro begins with a discussion of his absence and Gardette's response when someone asked him to explain the joke in the Saturday Press that Figaro "died of rum and recklessness"; he thanks C.B.S. for keeping things going for him. Figaro does a brief discussion of both De Walden's and Gayler's new plays, does a review of Lucille Western's acting, and discusses Bennett's "outrageous attack" on Edwin Booth and the public scorn such a review is likely to incur. Figaro then sums up with a list of current theatrical events.
Figaro mentions "our good friend George Arnold" in reference to John Cooke. Figaro mentions that "we are soon to have a monument" to Arnold in the form of a book by Winter (8).
Figaro discusses Bennett's "outrageous attack" on Booth, who is performing at the Winter Garden and the public backlash involved in such an attack (9).
Figaro notes in a P.S. that Eytinge has left the Winter Garden (9).
Figaro notes that Gardette has returned from Philadelphia and that he was asked to explain the joke in the Saturday Press about how "Figaro 'died of rum and recklessness.'" Figaro gives an account of Gardette's explanation (8).
Figaro mentions Gayler's The Child-Stealer set to be performed in New York; it had already run in Philadelphia (8).
Figaro mentions that there was some confusion in Philadelphia over a joke in the Saturday Press that "Figaro 'died of rum and recklessness'" (8).
Figaro thanks C.B.S. for keeping the column going in his absence (8).
Figaro mentions the "monument" to Arnold that will be erected in the form of Winter's book (8).
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