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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 30, February 11, 1852

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Identifier: DX01089728

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 30, February 11, 1852

Description: Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.

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slight pugilistic ementes, which however were in some measure checked by an a sticked individual who paced to and fro, and occasionally excercised his weapon over the head of some obstreporous Newsboy. He was perfectly acquainted with them evidently, condescended to pass a remark now and then, but unbending in the fulfillment of his Office. Presently uprose the curtain, and the “Lady of Lyons” was proceeded with. That always is and will be a popular play, all passion and sentiment, with a dash of clap trap in the “Nature’s nobleman” way, (whereat [word crossed out] always [words crossed out] the most rascally looking varlets among the audience applaud.) Goodall played Claud Melmotte stagely well. After came the farce “Perfection,” whereon Lotty [Kidder] appeared, previous to which the man with the stick walked round amid the boys and bade them greet her, saying she was a sister

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-02-11

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Theater
Actors
Plays

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