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A READER OF PLAYS.

A READER OF PLAYS.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE ERA. Let us cowv proceed to judge our ?? PNAy. Sir,-I do iot intend to reply at length to a " Reader of Plays." The greater part of his tirade appears to be directed against some one special individual, and with this, of course, neither I nor the public have
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
"THE MIKADO" IN AMERICA.

"THE MIKADO" IN AMERICA.

" THE MIKADO IN AMERICA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ERA. Sir, -I observe in last week's Era that your New York correspondent now writes-" It is a matter of very slight importance to the readers of The Era whether or not Mr Carte attended the Standard Theatre, but, far the sake of verac
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THE DRAMA IN AMERICA.

THE DRAMA IN AMERICA.

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) NEW YORK, NovEMtER 19.-From all over the country, particularly from the Weet, come reports of mexceedingly poor business for theatrical attractions. Tora- say that managers are disappointed is putting it mildly. They built on the season of 1885-86 a
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
REOPENING OF THE LONDON PAVILION.

REOPENING OF THE LONDON PAVILION.

I The doors of the beautiful structure that occupies such a prominent site in the immediate neighbourhood of Regent-circus, and which is a wonder of building construction in that it creates a record by the marvellous speed of its erection, were opened to the public on the evening
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THE J. H. STEAD BENEFITS.

THE J. H. STEAD BENEFITS.

THE J. H. STE OD BENEFITS. TOWN BAHLL OREDITCH. The first of the benefit' concerts organised to assist the above-named gentleman, who in the years gone by mades a great reputation as "The Cure," and who now is in distressful circumstances in one of the London hospitals, took plac
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
AMUSEMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

AMUSEMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

Ironx -n Awrv rnwx-v (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT) - - MELBOURNE, OCTOBER 21---THEATEE ROYAL-O Saturday, October 10th, The Private Secretary g to a revival of Mr Williamson's popular drama StWacy Oil, which is now being played before crowded audi ences. Miss Maggie Moore and Mr J
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
Advertisements & Notices

Advertisements & Notices

ASWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. TUSE PLUME -los17 letter is libellous. S. T. E.-It was Htorace Walpole who ot ate the Goth4 story of " The Castle of Otranto." Mliss Clara Beet sorotetheoncefauitottstovel "Tite Old English Baron. You can cecrtaistly dtaamatise either of these storif aei
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THE COST OF CRITICISM.

THE COST OF CRITICISM.

v There is an ancient anecdote which tells of a monarch who had a penchant for writing verses, and who was " delighted to honour " a poet and to receive him at his court. On one unlucky occasion the, king handed the poet an effusion of the royal mnse, and desired him to state hi
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
"IN THE RANKS" CRICKET CLUB.

"IN THE RANKS" CRICKET CLUB.

I "IN THE RAENKS'! CRICKET CLUB. The In the Renks Cricket Club recently held their second annual supper at the Alexandra Hotel, New- castle-on-Tyne. Those presedt numbered twenty-three, and ample justice was done to the excellent repast provided by Mr Foster. Mr Edward Beecher, t
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England
 
THE LONDON THEATRES.

THE LONDON THEATRES.

That the Christmas holiday season is near at hand will be found indicated by the theatrical announcements made in various forms. Next week Human NVature will be temporarily withdrawn from DRURY LANE to permit the requisite stage preparations for the prod nc- tion of the pantomim
December 5, 1885 - The Era - London, London, England