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Dramatic Feuilleton

Personne [Wilkins, Edward G. P.]. "Dramatic Feuilleton." New York Saturday Press. 22 Oct. 1859: 2-3.
theater criticism

Personne begins the Feuillton by stating that he failed to do the duties of a Dramatic Critic during the past week by refusing to see Laura Keene's revival of A Midsummer Night's Dream. To discuss the play, he quotes the "cricket" from the Daily News. Personne discusses the upcoming productions at Keene's and the French Theatre. Personne reviews the current play at Wallack's based on the life of the Earl of Rochester. He also discusses the "row" at the Winter Garden that prompted Mrs. Wood to quit the company and kettle-drum player to be fired before reviewing Bourcicault's Chamouni III. Personne also mentions a "shocking accident" at the Academy of Music.

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Brougham, John [pages:2]

Personne mentions the review of Brougham's dress in the play about the Earl of Rochester as "sublime" (2).

Jefferson, Joseph [pages:3]

Personne reviews Jefferson's performance in Bourcicault's Chamouni III (3).

Keene, Laura [pages:2]

Personne reports that he has refused to see the rivival of Laura Keene's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2).

Smith, Mark [pages:2]

Personne quotes the "cricket" from the Daily News about Smith's performance as Bottom in Keene's A Midsummer Night's Drean (2).

Wallack's Lyceum [pages:2]

Personne reviews the current play at Wallacks, a life story of the Earl of Rochester (2).

Wallack, John [pages:2]

Personne reviews Wallack's performance as the Earl of Rochester in a play about the nobleman's life. Personne refers to him as "Lester Rochester Wilmot, Earl of Wallack" (2).