THE success of the theatricals in New York has been the topic of conversation in college for a week, but we cannot pass them by without notice. That these theatricals were the best ever given by Harvard men is everywhere conceded, and indeed it would be hard to give a play under a combination of more favorable circumstances. The class of '77 while in college had a great and well deserved reputation for acting, and '79, in the late performance in Boston, proved to be a worthy successor. A powerful cast was secured by choosing the best actors from these classes, and the songs were a selection of the most popular ones that have been given in the college societies for the last three years. This all accounts to a very great extent for the brilliant success of the burlesque in New York. But to all who took part, and to Mr. Arthur Sherwood in particular, is due great praise for the energy displayed in carrying out so difficult an undertaking. The report in a New York paper that Mr. Sherwood was the author of "Fair Rosamond" is not so far wrong after all, for he has rewritten it almost entirely, and those of us who have ever attempted to reconstruct a single scene can, in a measure, estimate his labor. He has, however, as a recompense for his trouble the common assent that the dialogue in "Fair Rosamond" is uncommonly clever. It was very gratifying to receive the cordial support of the Columbia papers, and all of us who are interested in the theatricals themselves, or their worthy object, cannot fail to recognize their generous support and patronage by the ladies of New York.
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