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 begins this Feuilleton with a "sketch" of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn sent to him by one of the young men he is "training for the Literary Mill." Personne also gives the opera and music news, including a reprint of Fry's review from the Tribune of Mme. de Wilhorst, a discussion of Dr. Ward's opera, and a discussion of upcoming musical events. Personne mentions that a dramatic critic from a Sunday paper has recently had a manuscript rejected by the manager of the Metropolitan, whose productions had been "puffed" in that paper. Personne prints a standard rejection letter for his readers. Personne concludes by mentioning the current production at the French Theatre, reviewing Extremes at Wallack's, and reprinting a joke from Whiskers.
Gurowski is mentioned in the dedication of the "sketch" of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn (2).
Personne borrows from Fry's review of Mme. de Wilhorst in the Tribune (3).
Jefferson is mentioned as part of the cast in the last scene of the sketch of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn (3).
Miss Laura Keene is listed as playing the role of the Venus de Garneri in the last scene of the sketch of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn. Personne also notes that Keene had produced a play by Falconer (3).
The Saturday Press is mentioned as the Manager's reading material in the sketch of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn (2).
Personne writes that Falconer's Extremes is currently at Wallack's (3).
Mr. Wallack Lester is mentioned as appearing only in the tableau of the sketch of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn. Mr. Wallack is also mentioned in Personne's review of Extremes (3).
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