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Dramatic Feuilleton

Personne [Wilkins, Edward G. P.]. "Dramatic Feuilleton." New York Saturday Press. 10 Dec. 1859: 2-3.
theater criticism

Personne begins by repeating his remarks made at the beginning of the season about his goals and affiliations in writing the Feuilletons. Personne reviews Bourcicault's The Octoroon at the Winter Garden and Everybody's Friend at Wallack's. Personne writes of general theatrical news and benefits. He also notes that "Awful" Jefferson has left the Winter Garden after a "difficulty" with Bourcicault and has been "reengaged" by Keene. Personne discusses the upcoming plays at Laura Keene's Theatre and reprints a plot summary of The Dead Heart. Personne also corrects his previous column, Brougham will not be doing Rip Van Winkle for Wallack's, but will write a new play called The Winter King.

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Brougham, John [pages:2,3]

Personne reviews Brougham's performance in Everybody's Friend at Wallack's (2). Personne writes that Brougham will not be doing Rip Van Winkle for Wallack's, but an original piece titled The Winter King (3).

Clare, Ada [pages:3]

Personne refers to Clare, "a blonde of blondes," in his discussion of women's preferences for men with dark-colored hair. Personne also mentions that he hopes that Cortesi's constitution holds up in Havanna for Clare's sake (3).

Jefferson, Joseph [pages:2,3]

Jefferson's acting is one of the things Personne likes about The Octoroon (2). Personne also reports that "Awful" Jefferson has left the Winter Garden over a "difficulty" with Bourcicault and has been "reengaged" by Keene (3).

Keene, Laura [pages:3]

Personne reports that there will be a benefit for Mark Smith at Laura Keene's Theatre that evening. Personne also reports that she has "reengaged" Jefferson (3).

The Saturday Press [pages:2]

Personne discusses how sometimes people steal plot and review information from the Saturday Press (2).

Smith, Mark [pages:3]

Personne refers to Smith as "both an artist and gentleman" and mentions that he has a benefit at Laura Keene's that evening. Still Water Runs Deep will be acted (3).

Wallack's Lyceum [pages:2,3]

Personne discusses Everybody's Friend at Wallack's (2).

Wallack, John [pages:2]

Personne reviews Wallack's performance in Everybody's Friend (2).