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
Quelqu'un describes his recent trip to Barnum's Museum, including the display of "Virtue" and the "moral" amusements he witnessed. Quelqu'un feels that the church and stage should remain separate and was unimpressed with the farce he saw at Barnum's, Joseph and His Brethren. Quelqu'un reviews Laura Keene's opening play, The Monkey Boy, adapted from the French by Thomas Blades de Walden. He reviews the play and discusses de Walden's adaptation. Quelqu'un also reviews the opening show at Wallack's, The Royalist, or Forty Years Ago. Quelqu'un gives a general review of what's going on at the Winter Garden and Nixon's and who will be touring in Peoria. He also announces the upcoming debut of Edwin Forrest as Hamlet at Niblo's.
(Unclear if Qulequ'un is writing about Augustin Daly.) Critiques his performance in The Monkey Boy at Laura Keene's Theatre (3).
Quelqu'un notes that de Walden adapted The Monkey Boy for Laura Keene's Theatre (3).
Quelqu'un claims that Barnum's Albino children bear a "striking resemblance to Mr. Greeley" (3).
Describes Keene's production of Monkey Boy as being done for "vulgar, pecuniary" interests instead of Barnum's "moral" interests. Mentions that her opening play, The Monkey Boy has recently been criticized for immorality. Quelqu'un reviews the play and her performance (3).
Quelqu'un mentions that one of his songs is featured in The Monkey Boy at Laura Keene's Theatre (3).
Quelqu'un discusses the opening night at Wallack's, which featured The Royalist, or Forty Years Ago (3).
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