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John Masciale's Blog – January 2012 Archive (1)

The Battle for Christmas

I've been readingThe Battle for Christmas.  Here is an interesting excerpt about Christmas theatre in Philadelphia in 1843

 

"The matinee performance at the National Theatre opened with a drama, George Barnwell,continued with a blackface show The Original Virginia Minstrels, and ended with another drama, King of the Mist.  The Ach Street Theatre matinee opened with  Hunter of the Alps, continued with a Comic Song,  and concluded with the…

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Added by John Masciale on January 2, 2012 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

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