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.
Personne writes about the upcoming performance of Tom Taylor's The Overland Route, starring actors from Laura Keene's and Wallack's Theatres. Personne gives a history and summary of the play. Personne discusses rumors of Laura Keene's retirement from the New York stage and argues that her retirement would have a negative impact on the theatrical community. Personne reviews Irish vocalist Gustavus Geary and discusses and reviews this week's opera. Personne announces a two-week absence, claiming that he is "heart-broken" as he is "about to commit moral suicide" by "doing Peoria."
Personne reports what role Brougham will play in The Overland Route (3).
Personne mentions that Jefferson will soon be taking over Keene's theater for the summer (3).
Personne writes that Wallack and Keene "have between them arranged some very curious amusements for the country managers" (3). Personne mentions that Keene intends to copyright her version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (3). Personne discusses rumors of Keene's retirement from the New York stage and the negative consequences that would result if Keene did retire (3).
Personne mentions a Straksoch, but it is unclear who he is referring to (3).
Personne writes that Wallack and Keene "have between them arranged some very curious amusements for the country managers" (3). Personne reports what role Wallack will play in The Overland Route (3).
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