10 May 2016

Actors And The British Military

From The Book Of Philadelphia

Officers of the British army and navy took part in the play, having with them artillery, boats and other suitable paraphernalia. Whether or not the play w as a signal success has not been recorded. The last season in Philadelphia before the Revolution was for two weeks only, in November, 1773, notable for two facts--the little interest shown in the stage and the sad death of Mrs Douglass*.

*In 1756 Lewis Hallam, sen. the manager, died and shortly afterward his widow married David Douglass, who where upon assumed the management of the [acting] company. 


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