From the Brooklyn Eagle:
- At Haverly's Theatre, Monday evening, Bartley Campbell's
successful drama, The Galley Slave, was produced before a
full and fashionable house.
The piece has justified what the Eagle said of it upon the
occasion of its first production, by reaching a third season
without diminution of its interest or hold upon the popular mind.
It has become one of the features of the Brooklyn Theatre, and has
by this time, secured as permanent a footing in the current
dramatic literature of the day as the majority of popular
successes ever lay claim to. It will, doubtless, survive several
years more, and perhaps become the best known of all Mr. Bartley
Campbell's plays. It could not achieve this position unless it
possessed in a more than ordinary degree certain qualities which
entitle it to praises. What these are we have more than once
The situations are unexpected and interesting; the story in itself
is well devised and well worked out; a nice assortment of
characters, sufficiently varied to give to the piece a natural
color, carry on the action: interest is not frittered away in
talk. but much of the plot is developed in movement, and a
picturesque and romantic tone is given to it by the selection of
an Italian girl to share the sympathy of the audience with the
heroine. The drama, moreover is well placed, in a land which the
mind associate with romance, and this gives opportunities for
mounting and scenic effects of an unusually attractive character.
Mr. Frederic Bryton is justly regarded as one of the most
conscientious and thorough artists. and with few rivals in the
roles allotted to him, played in the part of Sidney Norcott with
that dignity, polish and vigor that have always been predicted of
his acting. Miss Emily Seward appeared as Cieely Blaine. All the
members of the company acquitted themselves well and some of them
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