Born to a family of tradesmen in New York City, Charles Gayler began his career as a teacher before he moved to Ohio and worked as a journalist and editor.
Personne gives general news about other interpretations of The Octoroon, the opera, and dealings at Laura Keene's. Personne highlights a letter he received from his friend Mr. Jack Pouce, who wrote to him to announce the arrival of the "Contidores"; a Professor Nicholas and his troupe. Personne reviews Lesbia at the Winter Garden and makes mention of the character Colonel Galenio's speech that discusses the careers of military men from Julius Caesar to Jefferson Davis. Personne also engages in a lengthy discussion of Matilda Heron's career. Personne reviews Wallack's The Romance of a Poor Young Man. He notes that after the perfomance the public called on Lester Wallack to make an address in which he took much of the credit for the writing of the play (a nearly direct translation from the French original).
Personne reviews Brougham's performance as "the man of medicine" in Wallack's The Romance of a Poor Young Man (3).
Personne writes that if the "Professor and his troupe" come to town, Gayler will have a piece, "not from the French" for them (3).
Personne discusses Heron's return to the city the debut of Heron's Lesbia. Personne claims it is a "hoax," a "Heron-version of Les Noces Venitiennes." Personne reviews her performance. He claims that her acting style has not changed since she first performed at Wallack's. Personne claims that both Heron and Keene are mistaken for being artists because they are "clever" and possess "stage tact" (3). (3).
Personne claims that "Awful" Jefferson needs to give the public something better than Lesbia (3).
Personne reports that John Lutz claimed to have received no pay for his services as Treasurer at Keene's theater. Personne claims that both Heron and Keene are mistaken for being artists because they are "clever" and possess "stage tact" (3).
Personne claims that Heron's acting style has not changed since she first appeared at Wallack's. Personne notes that The Romance of a Poor Young Man has debuted at Wallack's (3).
Personne notes that Lester Wallack's The Romance of a Poor Young Man has debuted at Wallack's. Personne notes that it is a "literal translation from the French." Personne reviews Wallack's perfomance as the Poor Young Man (3).
Personne writes that he got a letter from his friend Mr. Jack Pouce, "who was believed at one time to have died of too much Personne." Pouce's letter announces the arrival of the Cantidores; Professor Nicholas and his troupe" (3).
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