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' Last evening the Georgia - Minstrels, assisted by a largo, uu-nWr-of tho iuembers of the Ashburton Dramatic Club,; performed the drama of “ Uncle Tom’s ; Cabin ” to a very good house, though not , 'by. any meansao largo as we haijjaqtisipated; -■ Last night was the first the drama had beeu played ■ : irei- lA.shburfpPi. -*ndt afr’everybody- »iaware, it is taken, from Mrs Harriet; Beecher Stqwo’s popular Wbrt bearing the same title. Theway ih which ibbeas placed upon; tbe .stage-reflects tHe-greatest credit on those whb took it in hand;and no doubt thqablp assietance of, the amateurs enabled j the,. Georgia* '’J&lnsfrels to .‘place the drama before the publnrydth i» state of-perfectiPn ever surpassed .Jiy.finy, cpmitry ‘Club. Indeed,* With I ? roNf' more and complete study of ■.we.tlAnt it w,Qu|d. , .be„hard, to- findj any ' cbmpaiiy Iwhd-dould in a than the -public had* .the pleasure'listening to last night?.’’ Cf course' there were many slight faults,' ■ : butthese probably.behthprpughly o vercdmjs before aupther appppahee ja ,made. ? fthe icaplta! UfetJfteApupg Cf the Georgias; forth frequeilt plhudits frdm 'the - Audience, »nd fully..compepaated. .for any. errors which may have been perceived* from the others._ Mr Poyntz, as Mr Shelby, a planter and slave owner 'in his part well, ana his elocution wS||pear and distinct, and’ later! f-n |fflw l PHrSP t ’ > ' v ’"" Trompe, a Quaker ' particularly good. In-the scene Mr Poyntz in ’the-, flatter 4 character showed that he, had carefully his part. As Simon, j Legcse;,, A .. South ... qoitbn“Mr Dolman :acte,4 ! a tD&nhier. ais ,toiflva';i' gd^i;idea- ; ot .’the fiature or thh srave-flohd' or'bygouef Mr: WiWdfl the hjadhTi Olairj'dnd 1 ; Elston as Marks the adetioneer; were -cajiital 1 in J thdr respective parts,,.Mrs Teppits as M« htra Mrir ‘Manhire aaj Miss'* Ophelia, .and . Madamq D’Arthur, were vwrygood'jftCyandwere applauded] Mr Easton as Uncle Tom, the Negro’ Slave, dieted %ith : grdat ;! fCfeling, and jcOuld’ •not fsil to convey a most life-like representathn of the .old ,slaVe.. M r j Billy, i WilsoiTflCted -Topsy extremely* Weill ana ' Fae, i; s‘o -wtoke<L” he' the house. Mr D. A.. BowTipm ?SB' Aunt Chloe, and Signor ’ Alhfui- Lokor,-.W)»re partiohlarly gOOdibi their. 4 , e«p6cl;t’(#<? charactersl In. the death scene of jffiva the song, When' tpufsA3goriflf.?theiieJ *>y pncle '? " with ijhoruß [both feelingly,. - the 1 .tuhduea i,^ 101 ' 1 . 8 . .pA^wUjity.. 56,.; / ifl Eva 1 was extremely gCqdy'ahd act'td creditably i for one au.-young, : words were; both ' clear and' distihCtV arid' Were spoken in euchi a r way. -as to ; «pnvey at orice the naturp of -Era’s oharapfer, in a remarkably clever. manner. The deaths pf ( .Degree ‘‘ and Uncle Tom in-the last act were ; very' forcibly- pourtrayedj; "the -einging j and’ choruses smoothly rendered, and? ' the ? Uiue -light. -very effective, iother various parts were Will' filled,'a|di altp- > gather great credit is duo to those who I topfc part'in the? drams they, have taken .to make..- everything htf' BaoceB»(ul'a» Gould ba r-Mr HorCce Gates' and Master Permain provided the musical accoriipanlmonts during the evening. The drama is to be repeated to : night and to-morrow night, and wri should advise those wha wish to'seo it, ,to avail themt selves of the preaent.opportunity, i: ,/ r

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"UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.”, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 396, 15 July 1881

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"UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.” Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 396, 15 July 1881