Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry [Wood's Minstrels] Wood

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
16 December 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
01 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
02 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
03 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
04 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
05 Dec 1863, 2:30 PM
05 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka African Camille
Text Author: Brickner
Participants:  Charley (Wood's) Fox (role: Arnaud);  Frank Brower (role: Camille)
6)
aka Grecian statue

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 November 1863.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 November 1863, 7.
Matinee time.
3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 05 December 1863, 267.

“Negro burlesques, caricatures, singing, dancing, etc.”

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 12 December 1863, 275.

Camille was “successfully performed at Wood’s Minstrels.  As the heroine, Mr. F. Brower, exhibits touches of native talent which stamp him as an actress of many parts. . . . As Arnaud, [Fox] surpasses himself.  In his great grief over the corpus of his consumptive bride, the effect is electrical, and the consequent denoument—‘dongyoumong,’ we believe the French call it—is startling.  Taken as an entirety, this pathetic little sketch is a most wonderful triumph of matter over mind.”