Best know for his portrayal of Asa Trenchard in Our American Cousin and Rip Van Winkle in Rip Van Winkle, Joseph Jefferson was one of the most popular comedians of his tim
Personne opens the Feuilleton with a discussion and reviews of the "two sensations" in opera: Maria di Rohan and La Favorita. Personne includes an update on his ongoing disagreement with the critics of the Daily News and Spirit of the Times and states that "Next to the diptheria, it is the greatest thing of the season" (3). Personne reviews Barney Williams's Ireland at War at Niblo's and mentions the announcement of George Christy's "burnt-cork campaign" at Niblo's Saloon. Personne notes that the French Theatre is currently performing Les Crochets de Pere Martin, which is remarkably similar to There's Many a Slip Twixt the Cup and the Lip, performed by the Florences at Wallack's during the Summer season. Personne also reviews Going it Blind, adapted by Miss Walcot and Brougham from Les Deux Aveugles. Personne closes with the disclaimer that any offense his column may cause can be blamed on the diptheria.
Personne mentions that Brougham helped Miss Walcot adapt Going it Blind (3).
Personne notes that Jefferson is playing "Newman Noggs" in the Winter Garden production of Nicholas Nickelby (3).
Personne mentions the current and upcoming productions at Laura Keene's Theatre (3).
Personne reports that Les Crochets de Pere Martin, originally performed by the Florences at Wallack's and titled There's Many a Slip Twixt the Cup and the Lip, can now be seen at the French Theatre. Personne reports that Miss Walcot's translation of Les Deux Aveugles called Going it Blind is currently at Wallack's (3).
Personne mentions that the disagreement between him and the critics at the Daily News and Spirit of the Times is still going on (3).
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