previous next


--The present week has been productive of unusual sensation in "dramatic circles." and the ability of the theatrical management to bring out a first class performance, not previously tested, has been proved to the satisfaction of the "play- going public." The particular attraction of the week, Miss Ida Vernon, has successfully rendered the difficult roles of Camille, Madelaine, Lucy Ashton, and Margaret Elmore, and we congratulate this young lady upon the suspicious opening of her career. Indeed, she could have no better encouragement in future efforts, than the reflection that the ordeal of criticism has been passed — the most trying of all periods in professional life. Every night thus far the house has been thronged, and were the presentation of a leading part, indifferent or faulty, there would be some in the auditory ready to manifest their disapprobation. As a general thing Miss Vernon has been well supported by the company — a new candidate for public favor (Mrs. Dalton) having been introduced this week, and happily received, while others have exerted themselves creditably-- but the less said of some of the minor parts, the better. It is not our purpose to point out these faults, for where nature has denied to an individual even a spark of dramatic talent, criticism does no good, and as heretofore, with respect to the Richmond theatre especially, what can't be cured must be endured — Miss Vernon's benefit takes place to-night, and we anticipate the most brilliant audience of the season.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Ida Vernon (3)
Margaret Elmore (1)
Dalton (1)
Lucy Ashton (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: