The Liberator
Boston: 4 March 1853

  The UNCLE TOM excitement in Paris appears to have just begun. Musard has composed a Schottisch called Uncle Tom; Marx has published a quadrille, also called Uncle Tom; and M. Michelet announces a 'Pensee Fugitive,' entitled Eva; Liquorice is now called 'Uncle Tom candy'; and a new play, founded on the story, has been produced at the Ambigu. Uncle Tom is a secondary character. He does not die in the piece, but gets off with a bastinado. The chief interest is centred in Eliza. The scenery is exceedingly splendid. The escape upon the floating ice, and the ravine in which the denouement is worked out, have never been surpassed in any Paris theatre. The play will run a hundred nights, easily. The Gaiete produces its version in twelve acts; the Gymnase follows; then the Vaudeville; and then the Theatre Lyrique, with a drama set to music. The Palais Royal is preparing a parody of all of them, entitled Uncle Thomas's Shed.