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 reviews the week's opera performances, Mr. Lacoste's "literary and musical soiree" at Dodworth's, and very briefly reviews Eletion at Laura Keene's. Personne mentions his "very extensive bone to pick" with Mr. Barney Williams and reviews his An Hour in Seville. Personne reports the news from Philadelphia about Edwin Forrest's reaction to Barry Sullivan's performance as Hamlet. Personne engages in a lengthy discussion of the Winter Garden and Bourcicault's works and reviews the farce for Jefferson, Retained for the Defense. Personne announces that the play about the Earl of Rochester is still at Wallack's, but next week audiences will see Miss Walcot's first attempt at playwriting, a translation of Les Deux Aveugles. Personne concludes with a mention of the current debate between the "critics" at the Daily News and Spirit of the Times about his work in the Feuilletons.
Personne mentions Brougham in passing in a discussion of theatrical writers at Wallack's (2).
Personne reviews Jefferson in Retained for the Defense, a farce produced at the Winter Garden for him (2).
Personne does a very brief review of Election at Laura Keene's (2).
Personne discusses his omission by Mr. Barney Williams. Personne also mentions the debate over his views and the quality of his writing currently going on between the "critics" at the Daily News and Spirit of the Times (2).
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