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 that the holiday week has been "dull" for the theaters, which have been mainly given over to "children and Peorians" (3). He reviews Green Bushes with a mocking French accent. In addition to general news and upcoming shows, Personne predicts a short run for A Husband to Order at Wallack's. Personne reports that it has been announced that Matilda Heron will star in a new play in Boston, Lesbia, and discusses the media response to this news. Personne announces that his five-act tragedy, Anna Maria, "is nearly ready for the stage" (3). Personne concludes the Feuilleton with a discussion of the confusion in Boston over "what to do with" the opera and the various reports and reviews from Boston critics (3).
Personne reports that "the Heron" will in a new play in Boston, Lesbia (3).
Personne refers to Keene's legal conflict with Mr. George Jordan. Personne also reports that the production of Bourcicault's new version of The Heart of Mid-Lothian has been announced for Monday (3).
Personne predicts a short run for A Husband to Order at Wallack's (3).
Personne mentions Mr. Lester's "irreproachable" "buckskins" in his discussion of what the audience will take away from A Husband to Order. Personne reports that his The Romance of a Young Man is expected to debut on Wednesday or Thursday (3).
Personne makes a brief mention of Whitman.
Personne notes that the "dull week" in the theaters was more the type of week that Anna Maria enjoys than he does. Personne also announces that his "new five-act tragedy, Anna Maria, is nearly ready for the stage" (3).
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