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:
12 August 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Nov 1862, 7:30 PM
18 Nov 1862, 7:30 PM
19 Nov 1862, 7:30 PM
20 Nov 1862, 7:30 PM
21 Nov 1862, 7:30 PM
22 Nov 1862, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Dar’s de money
Participants:  Eph Horn (role: Desdemona);  Frank Brower (role: Othello)
3)
aka Barbary Allen; Barb'ry Allen; Barbara Ellen
Participants:  Charley (Wood's) Fox
4)
aka The Perche Equipoise; La perche
Participants:  Eph Horn (role: Gabriel Horn);  Frank Brower (role: Young Africa/America Brower)
6)
aka Julien burlesque; Julian burlesque; Monster Jullien concert

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 November 1862, 7.
“New Songs; Dances; Plantation Scenes.”
2)
Announcement: New York Herald, 17 November 1862, 2.
“We have now four companies of minstrels in New York – viz Wood’s, Bryants’, Christy’s and Campbell’s – all doing an excellent business.”
3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 22 November 1862, 255.
“You may talk of your tragedies and tragedians, but if you have not seen the tragedy of ‘Othello’ as enacted at Wood’s Minstrels, you have missed the greatest of them all. Frank Brower’s Othello is a rare piece of acting, and draws tears of ‘lafture’ from stout-hearted men and pitying women. . . . Oh! It’s a killing performance. ‘Othello is on this week, and we presume that Wood’s elegant hall will have another run of large audiences.”
4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 22 November 1862.
5)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 November 1862, 7.