Born in Ireland, John Brougham originally pursued a surgical career at the Peter Street Hospital in Dublin.
C.B.S. opens with a discussion of Lucy Rushdon's speed in preparing her new theatre for its opening and announces that the opening performance will be The School for Scandal. C.B.S. also discusses the successes of Max Maretzek and the opera despite the negative reviews from the Herald. C.B.S. also refers to an upcoming play starring Lester Wallack and Edwin Booth's anticipated return to the stage.
C.B.S. mentions that preparations are being made at the Winter Garden in anticipation of Booth's return to the stage, scheduled for January 8 (329).
C.B.S. refers to him as "Brougham the indefatigable" and mentions that he is currently performing in the dramatic version of Dickens's Our Mutual Friend (329).
In a note after the Fueilleton, C.B.S. announces that there will be a benefit for De Walden next Friday. C.B.S. mentions that De Walden and House have prepared a piece especially for the occasion (329).
C.B.S. credits Mr. H.H. Davis as the theatrical man "who first taught Matilda Heron 'to clutch the dramatic diadem at a bound'" (328).
C.B.S. notes that De Walden and House have prepared a special piece for De Walden's upcoming benefit (329).
C.B.S. mentions that Wallack has received a new play from Tom Taylor and is preparing to produce it within the next week. C.B.S. notes that it is based on one of Miss Braddon's novels and it is not creating much excitement (329).
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