Matilda Heron was born in poverty in Labby Vale, Draperstown, Ireland in 1830 and came to the U.S. as a child.
Personne begins with a review of Stoepel's "Hiawatha" and cites Mrs. Heron-Stoepel as a highlight of the performance. He gives the production a positive review. Personne notes that The Veteran is still a success at Wallack's. He makes brief mention of Laura Keene's suit against Purdy at the National over Our American Cousin and the oddity of her injunction. Personne writes that the Editor of the Saturday Press has seen Our American Cousin and "is convalescing, but is cautioned against any similar imprudence in the future" (2). Personne also mentions the playwriting work done by Brougham and Goodrich on the adaptation of The Dark Hour Before the Dawn for an amateur production by the Dramatic Fund. Personne also provides a good deal of general theatrical news.
Personne mentions that Brougham has put Pater Patrice in a drama at the Bowery (2). Personne mentions that Brougham has worked on The Dark Hour Before the Dawn with F.B. Goodrich (2).
Personne notes that Goodrich and Brougham have worked on The Dark Hour Before the Dawn (2).
Personne notes that Mrs. Heron-Stoepel's readings during "Hiawatha" were well done and would have prompted him to a burst of enthusiasm if he were a naturally enthusiastic person (2).
Personne mentions that the most recent "suffering" of Pater Patrice was at the hands of Laura Keene in a series of tableaux the past Monday evening in Washington (2). Personne also refers to Keene's suit against Purdy at the National over Our American Cousin (2).
The Veteran is still playing at Wallack's (2).
(It is unclear which Mr. Wallack Personne refers to). Personne predicts that the company at Wallack's will soon present Mr. Wallack with a "piece of plate" (2).
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