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Reed, Julian (Master)


The theatres are all in full blast. Brougham’s last—“The Lottery of Life,” at Wallack’s—has, contrary to lotteries in general, furnished all prizes; the investants in seats receive in enjoyment far more than the amount of “stamps” paid; while the proprietors reap a rich harvest, as the house is filled to overflowing nightly. The play is replete with capital hits, and the local scenes represented are excellent. Brougham personates “Teddy, the swell,” a rollicking, devil-may-care, heart-in-the-right-place sort of genius, who has spells of honesty, which sometimes prove serious. The other characters are well sustained. In the play is introduced an accurate imitation of a well-known “handsome waiter girl saloon;” and among the other attractions is a small boy, scarcely seven years old, who delights the audience, and is nightly encored, by his capital dancing, besides imitations of Forrest and Booth.

The Daily Phoenix, June 23, 1868                                               (Columbia, SC)

Article PDF, col. 2, entry 2