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 begins with some general theatrical news, including the announcement of Bourcicault's Vanity Fair, which will employ some of the characters from Thackeray's novel and the current events at the French Theatre. Personne writes that he was supposed to visit the New Bowery to see The Dancing Father of the American Freebooters, but the musical drama closed before he could see it. Personne discusses Mrs. Wood's engagement at the Winter Garden and reviews Ivanhoe; he urges audiences to see her before her engagement ends next week. Personne mentions that there has been a "request" for him to "stir up Le Chauvre about his black ushers" and their ushering mistakes (3). Correspondence from Philadelphia from The Rural Gleaner that discusses the Opera follows the Feuilleton.
Personne claims that the black ushers employed by Le Chauvre at the Winter Garden have made blunders that make even Fry "waver" in their anti-slavery beliefs (3).
Personne discusses his performance in Ivanhoe at the Winter Garden (3).
Personne remarks that Keene should make a "splendid" Becky Sharp in Bourcicault's Vanity Fair (3).
Strakosch is mentioned in a letter from Philadelphia that follows the Feuilleton that discusses the Opera (3).
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