Wood’s Minstrels

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Wood's Minstrel Hall

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Last Updated:
14 July 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Apr 1863, 8:00 PM
28 Apr 1863, 8:00 PM
29 Apr 1863, 8:00 PM
30 Apr 1863, 8:00 PM
01 May 1863, 8:00 PM
02 May 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

R.C.B. Isaacs and P.B. Isaacs are the Isaacs Brothers.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Combat on horseback
Participants:  Frank Brower;  Nelse Seymour
aka Dar's no discount on dat
Participants:  Charley (Wood's) Fox
aka 16,000 years ago; Dem good old times; or, Sixteen thousand years ago
aka Blind mice
aka My grandfather's farm yard
Composer(s): Kirbye
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
aka Richard No. 3 ; Teutonic tyrant of squantum; Richard Ye No. 3; Richard Third; Richard de three times; Dutch Richard III


Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 April 1863, 7.


Advertisement: New York Clipper, 02 May 1863, 23.

“Increased attraction . . . another change of Programme.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 May 1863, 7.


Review: New York Clipper, 09 May 1863, 27.

 “‘There was three crows sat on a tree, as black as any crows could be; says one old crow, unto his mate, what shall we do for bread to ate?’ (Sing.) These feeling lines are supposed to have been written by Jeff. Davis, or the reception of the intelligence that Great Britain and France would ‘let him alone.’ They have lately been set to music, and sung by Frank Brower and his confreres at Wood’s Minstrels. As Frank gives out the verses, it is like ‘throwing pearls before swine,’ so tender and natural is he in the delivery. Talking of Frank, did you see that photographic caricature of him some one has recently got out? It’s a good ‘un, and full of ‘pint.’ The ‘breastpin’ is as capital a likeness of Frank as can be made.”