Matilda Heron was born in poverty in Labby Vale, Draperstown, Ireland in 1830 and came to the U.S. as a child.
Personne begins the Feuilleton with a discussion of Patti's introduction to the Academy of Music as a performer and the terms of her contract. Personne reviews a benefit for Mr. Walcot where The Clandestine Marraige was performed. Personne discusses the announcement of Bourcicault's new play, The Octoroon at the Winter Garden and also discusses what's coming up at Wallack's and Keene's. Personne addresses those "who steal from this department of the Saturday Press and explains why he always credits those from whom he takes material--it's because he doesn't believe any of them. Personne reprints a poem by "Old Spirit" in the Daily News about Adelaida Cortesi. Personne also mentions that Matilda Heron is currently at Niblo's and gave her 520th performance of Camille on Monday. Personne concludes with some remarks about some actors' upcoming benefits.
Personne refers to the costumes in Brougham's Canton. Personne reports that Brougham will write the holiday piece for Wallack's, and the subject is rumored to be Rip Van Winkle (3).
Personne reports that Heron performed in Camille at Niblo's "for the 520th time" (3).
Personne mentions that he plays "a Yankee of an inventive turn of mind" in Bourcicault's The Octoroon (3).
Personne writes that Laura Keene is expected to produce the "melo-drama" The Dead Heart (3).
Personne addresses some remarks to "who steal from this department of the Saturday Press (3).
Personne reports that Brougham will write the holiday piece for Wallack's, and the subject is rumored to be Rip Van Winkle (3).
Personne advises Wallack to gather up and lock away the remaining copies of The Clandestine Marriage. Personne expects Wallack to produce his Poor Young Man and expects it will be good (3).
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