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 begins the Feuilleton by proposing his pre-Raphaelite drama to the theatrical managers; he gives the plot of his "play founded on fact." Personne reviews the opening performances of Mr. and Mrs. Drayton at the French Theatre and covers other opera news and events. Personne includes updates on the productions at Laura Keene's, Wallack's, and the Winter Garden. He also reports on Ada Clifton's departure from Laura Keene's company and her expected move to the Winter Garden to replace Miss Stevens.
Personne reports that Brougham and Walcot are performing in an adaptation of the French vaudeville Les Deux Aveugles [sp](3).
Personne reports that Clifton has left Keene's company and is expected to join the company at the Winter Garden (3).
Personne reports that Keene has announced a revival of A Midsummer Night's Dream that was delayed due to the popularity of The Sea of Ice (3).
Personne reports that Smith was slated to play "Bottom" in Keene's revival of A Midsummer Night's Dream, but the performance was postponed due to the popularity of The Sea of Ice (3).
It is unclear which Strakosch Personne writes about.
Personne reports that they "are still hammering away at the old comedies" at Wallack's. Personne also notes what is currently onstage and what is coming up at Wallack's (3).
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