Though much of her early life, including her real name and exact date of birth, remains in shadow, Laura Keene is thought to have come from a well-to-do background.
Quelqu'un claims that he is one of Morris's "noisy birds," and responds to criticism of his views of Forrest and Cushman that appeared in a column entitled "'Cricketaskers' or something like it" in the Ledger (3). Quelqu'un reprints lines from Morris's poetry and stands by his opinions of Forrest and Cushman, citing both of their merits and their flaws. He feels that both actors "plan to take the house by storm; and, truth to say, they do it," whenever they perform (3). Quelqu'un claims that he "generally neutralises" the effects of their performances "by going straight from the theatre to Pfaff's, and listening to a discussion about something; very like about dramatic art" (3). Quelqu'un mentions that some people enjoy going to the theater to be "stirred up," including his Glovine. He also addresses a debate he is engaged in with a "young man of a dramatic turn" over his claim that de Walden's Aileen Aroon "was the best play that has been produced this season" (3). The young man argues in favor of Playing with Fire, and Quelqu'un agrees that it is a good play, but maintains his preference for Aileen Aroon.
Quelqu'un addresses the complaints of "a young man of a dramatic turn" who takes issue with Quelqu'un's claim that de Walden's Aileen Aroon "was the best play that had been produced this season" (3).
Quelqu'un claims that this week's visit to Laura Keene's Theatre to see Aileen Aroon, his second, confirms his opinion of the play (3).
Quelqu'un claims that the young man who takes issue with his argument that de Walden's Aileen Aroon "was the best play produced this season" has argued in favor of Playing with Fire. Quelqu'un agrees that Playing with Fire is a good peice, but still favors Aileen Aroon (3).
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