"UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.”
' 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
Permanent link to this item
"UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.”, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 396, 15 July 1881
"UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.” Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 396, 15 July 1881
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.