Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Wood's Minstrel Hall

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

Price: $.25

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Record Information


Last Updated:
13 October 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Aug 1864, 8:00 PM
09 Aug 1864, 8:00 PM
10 Aug 1864, 8:00 PM
11 Aug 1864, 8:00 PM
12 Aug 1864, 8:00 PM
13 Aug 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Gisippus, the Roman father
aka Old maids' lament, The ; Old maid's lament; Old maids lament; Poor old spinsters; Old maids
Composer(s): M.
aka Young Epre's lament; Young Ephe’s lament; Young Ephe's lament
Composer(s): Murphy
Composer(s): Tucker [comp.-cond.-voc.]
Text Author: Cross
Composer(s): Pastor


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 August 1864.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 13 August 1864, 142.

“‘Methinks there be six Richmonds in the field,’ said the bloody Duke of Gloster [sic] on the bloody field of Bosworth. . . . If ‘the enrolled citizens of this district’ wish to learn how to get ‘on to Richmond,’ in case they are among the fortunate ones soon to be drafted to serve their country, let us ‘carmly’ request them to go see Wood’s Minstrels do it, that task being one of the features of their programme this week.  It is good to go to Wood’s—in addition to a pleasing entertainment, you have the opportunity to see many pretty ladies of the metrop., arrayed in gorgeous and gossamer apparel, who look so captivating as to almost seduce us from the allegiance we already owe to a bevy of beauties that we may call our own.  Close of essay on ‘to Richmond.’”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 13 August 1864, 143.

Review: New York Clipper, 20 August 1864, 150.

“Mr. Glenn, who has been on the end for a short time, had just finished his song of ‘Finnegan’s Wake,’ when a gentleman in the audience advanced to the stage, and handing to Mr. Glenn a splendid banjo, said that he had been deputed by a few of the many admirers of Mr. Glenn to present him with a slight testimonial of their regard for him as a gentleman and a performer.”