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 reports on the opening of the Maretzek's opera and the Herald's efforts to recover from the fallout of the argument between the editor and Maretzek now that the paper has been proven wrong. Figaro engages in a long discussion of the performance of Faust and some of the singers, including Miss Kellogg, Brignoli, and Irfre. Figaro also announces the upcoming readings by Miss Olive Logan and whose work she will be reading. Rather than engage in a detailed discussion of the week's theatrical events, Figaro gives a brief listing of the current and upcoming productions at several venues.
Figaro reports that Miss Olive Logan will be reading a selection from Arnold during her engagement at Irving Hall. Figaro adds that he encourages Arnold to "come up from Rasberry Farms and 'assist'" (137).
Figaro reports that De Walden's sam will debut at the Broadway after the end of next week (137).
Figaro reports that she will play the supporting role of "Florence Trenchard" in the Winter Garden's production of Our American Cousin starring Clarke (137).
Figaro discusses the "attacks" made upon her in the Herald and her reception by the audience during the opera's opening this week. He argues that the Herald's discusssion of her singing created a more sympathetic and welcoming audience and that she should have the Herald defame her more frequently as it works to her advantage (136-137). Figaro reviews her performance as Marghertia in Faust (137).
Figaro clarifies that the piece Lolah being performed at the Haymarket in London is not a version of Lola Montez, but an adaptation of The Sea of Ice (137).
Figaro reports that Mr. Andrews is the only actor who has been able to approximate Sothern's success in the role of "Dundreary" in Our American Cousin (137).
Figaro reports that Miss Olive Logan will be reading a selection from Stoddard during her engagement at Irving Hall (137).
Figaro announces the plays at Wallack's during his announcements of theatrical events. He remarks that Taylor's The Serf has not been a hit and is to be replaced this evening by Colley Cibber and refers readers to the advertisement for more information (137).
Figaro reports that Ward will perform at the Brooklyn Athenaeum on Monday and Tuesday (137).
Figaro reports that Miss Olive Logan will be reading a selection from Willis during her engagement at Irving Hall (137).
Figaro reports that Miss Olive Logan will be reading a selection from Winter during her engagement at Irving Hall (137).
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