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The Daily Dispatch: January 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], James Lyons, Esq., a candidate for the Convention for Henrico County. (search)
y no means sparing. We are assured that Mr. Heilge, the accomplished artist, has exerted himself to the utmost, and by long and persevering labor has succeeded in completing a series of scenes of wonderful beauty. The author of the play is Mr. Burdett Howe, whose merits as an actor we have often alluded to, and who is deservedly popular with the public. It is stated by those who have witnessed its rehearsal, that the piece exhibits much literary ability. In its representation, a good deal of the supernatural is resorted to, and as it progresses, the beholder is astonished and bewildered by those strange mechanical effects which contribute to make up a gorgeous dramatic spectacle. The principal parts will be sustained by Messrs. Howe, Bailey, Meldrum, Lamb, Warwick, Phillips, Meer, and others, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. De Bar, Misses Newton and Hartington; while a large number of auxiliaries are employed, and nothing has been neglected in the minuteƦ of the piece.-- "The Necromancer" wil
Amusements. No matter how stirring the times, the public must have amusements, and are glad to see that a new "Spectacle" commences a run at the Theatre to-night. The "Necromancer" is written by Mr. Burdett Howe, an actor, and therefore will be excellent in its stage effect. It is gotten up with entirely new scenery and music, and for that reason will be a novelty. Judging from the programme, the incidents of the play are interesting and well arranged. The first performance is given tonight, and we hope it will be so patronized as to make the last some time off.