Born in New York City on New Year’s Eve in 1820, John Lester Wallack was christened John Johnstone Wallack; he later adopted Lester John Wallack as his professional name.
In this column, Clare focuses on the recent dramatic performances in the city. She begins with a lengthy discussion of Colleen Bawn at Laura Keene's Theatre. Clare discusses the actors' performances, the wardrobe, and the plot of the play. Clare also makes a late mention of Poor Young Man at Wallack's. She also includes, possibly humorously, that it has been announced that there is to be a line of millinery called "Fabbri" after the opera singer. Clare concludes with a humorous discussion of the prevalence of feather beds as props in the current dramatic productions.
Clare mentions Brougham's role in Poor Young Man as one of the two that were superior to the French version of the play (2).
Clare discusses Laura Keene's new play, Colleen Bawn. Clare discusses Keene's performance in the play and her acting abilities (2).
Clare engages in a late discussion of the Poor Young Man at Wallack's (2).
Clare discusses Mr. Lester's demeanor in the production of Poor Young Man (2).
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