>I was generously provided material published in the East Orange Gazette
>from 1884; advertisements and a review of the show. I was also provided
>with an architectural drawing of the theater, all courtesy of the East
>Orange Public Library.
Interesting to see Twain described as "a man of considerable height," since
I believe I've read he was 5-foot-8. I wonder if that was really considered
tall in those days?
Also, I assume the "unpublished sheets" involving Colonel Sellers and his
"visionary projects" must have come from the play he wrote with Howells
called "Colonel Sellers as a Scientist" -- an odd choice for a public
reading, even if it did result in "uncontrolled mirth."
Thanks for posting the review.
-- Bob G.