Foreign News: Money Speaks

At the Drury Lane Theatre, London, the management announced that, despite the praise of critics, Ned Kean of Old Drury—a play depicting the struggles and triumphs of the famous actor, Edmund Kean—would be withdrawn in a few days, as the support from the public, while enthusiastic, was small—too small. H. A. Saintsbury, the principal actor, was about to speak when a white-haired old gentleman stood up in the stalls. He said he had never missed a Drury Lane production for 50 years. The audience told him to sit down; he refused. "I'm so...

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