12 APRIL 1856, Page 11


A long four-act piece by George Sand, so much more dependent upon detail than upon idea that we could not venture to follow its intricacies, has been produced at the Gymnase, with the title Franco lee.

Much excitement has been created at Paris on the subject of Medt'e, the tragedy by M. Legarve, which was refused by Mademoiselle Rachel previously to her departure for America. It his now been translated into Italian, by a poeta named Montanelli ; and Madame Ristori has achieved one of her most brilliant successes by her performance of the antique enchantress. Here again is a collision between the French and the Sardinian tragediennes.