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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 31, February 11-12, 1852

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Identifier: DX01090194

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 31, February 11-12, 1852

Description: Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.

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of Goodalls. She [Charlotte Kidder] will make an [word crossed out] average actress, that’s all. Was applauded and her songs encored. She played in the concluding piece also, before the conclusion of which we left, having sat during the last half-hour on a perfect hurricane of pea nuts. It is a coarse ambition the desire for such applause as the gross breath of a theatre audience. To be canvassed and criticized, your name handled as [word crossed out] a Mob’s plaything, — bah! But the willful little fool is well fitted for the career she hath embarked in. All the stage bickerings, and bustle, new faces &c will she plunge into with fitting avidity. After all the alloy out balances by far the sterling metal in her composition.

12. Thursday. Wrote for [Thomas W.] Strong &c Took it down, called at Reveille Office, Lockington’s, and having heard that [Joseph] Richardson had returned

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-02-11

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Actors
Diaries
Theater
Women

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