Born in New York City on New Year’s Eve in 1820, John Lester Wallack was christened John Johnstone Wallack; he later adopted Lester John Wallack as his professional name.
O'Brien reviews Dr. Wainwright's Wheat and Chaff, a play that he claims has no literary merit and does not add anything to the corpus of theatrical literature.
O'Brien points out the errors in either the play writing or Brougham's performance in Wheat and Chaff. O'Brien notes that some of Brougham's "impromptu witticisms" during the performance were successful (3).
O'Brien discusses a performance of Wheat and Chaff (3).
He is reviewed here as "Mr. Lester" (3).
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