The valets always used to ask kisses of the soubrettes; people kissed each other on the stage.
She was dressed in black, simply but with a certain charm, like the French soubrettes he had seen in illustrated novels.
Pauline herself tried to tear it away, but the soubrettes stout serge-dress would not tear.
Possibly he stipulated in the bond that his soubrettes should laugh early and often at his jokes as a cue to the audience.
I remember one poor little girl who had been engaged to "do" soubrettes at the National Theater, Washington.
Most stories of this character are as untrue as the reports of soubrettes and telephone boys winning fortunes in Wall Street.