The Theatre: New Play

Sweeney Todd. Rich, ruddy, raucous melodrama, vintage of 1842, in two murderous acts and eight vein-chilling scenes, telling the bloody history of The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, was revived. Wendell Phillips Dodge, producer, calculated (accurately) upon obtaining the same effect as that produced by an old family tintype with the head-clamps showing.

The plot curdles. Home from the bounding main with a wreath of gigantic pearls for his sweetheart, a sailor man stops on his joyful way for a shave. Woe is his, for Sweeney Todd, barber, gnawed by the weevil of...

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