While William Henry Fry’s presence at Pfaff’s remains unconfirmed, he is listed among the many associates of Ada Clare, the “Queen of Bohemia” (Rawson).
Personne writes a review of Il Poliuto, which he mentions was also attended by Anna Maria, Whiskers, and the Editor. Personne continues with a discussion of opera and musical news and information and addresses the rumors about Whiskers and Piccolomini. Personne also notes that a new edition of Dion Bourcicault's works are to be published and that Mr. Brougham and Mr. Walcot had a political lunch at the Alms House at the Penitentiary. Personne writes about the performance of Captain Price and Miss Lucette that he was unable to attend and discusses All's Fair in Love and War. Personne writes about the "failures," "injuries," and financial matters and debts that have resulted from Laura Keene's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Personne writes that Laura Keene has announced a production of Palgrave Simpson's The World and the Stage. Personne also makes brief mention of the French Theatre and the whereabouts of some popular actors for the Summer seaon and the next year.
Personne lightly disguise Brougham's name when he mentions that Brougham has dined at the Alms House at the Penitentiary with some Alderman and two convicted felons (3).
Personne makes a passing mention of Fry.
Personne writes that Jefferson will be at the Theatre Francais for the Summer season and he has been engaged for the next year at Mr. Stuart's theater (3).
Personne discusses the "failures" of Keene's A Midsummer Night's Dream (3).
It is unclear which Strakosch Personne intends, but he makes a passing mention of a Strakosch.
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015