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 by claiming that there is currently nothing for dramatic critics to do in light of the continued runs of Our American Cousin and The Veteran. Personne mentions the debut of Menken at the National Theatre and reprints the Tribune critic's review of her performance, as Personne has not yet seen her onstage and fears her powers of feminine retribution. Personne also mentions a concert at the City Assembly Rooms, the opening of the French Theatre to the public, and the theatrical news from other major cities. Mention of Sothern's upcoming benefit at Laura Keene's prompts Personne to discuss the "excessive avarice" of Keene's management in relation to Our American Cousin. Personne also reprints a letter to the Cincinnati Commerical about Piccolimini.
Personne reprints a letter about the Dramatic Fund Benefit for the attention of Brougham (3).
Personne reports that there will be a benefit for Sothern that includes Our American Cousin at her theater (3).
Personne mentions that Menken has debuted at the National Theatre. Personne reprints the Tribune review of her performance (3).
Personne describes Menken as "a prarie Lola Montez" (3).
Personne reports that there will be a benefit for Sothern at Laura Keene's Theatre. It will include Our American Cousin (3).
Personne mentions the Strakosch Company (3).
Personne notes that The Veteran is still playing (3).
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