17 OCTOBER 1931, Page 18


On Thursday evening, Mr. Macready repeated his part of William Tell ; a character, as our readers know, of the same cast as Virginias, Alfred, &c., and of which he is a spirited and faithful representative. Many passages of the play were acted by him with a nobleness and truth to nature, which, in their peculiar shade of excellence, are not perhaps approachable by any other actor. In the expression of concentrated energy, in the indications of deep and interior feeling, in his musical intonations of affectionate tenderness, as well as in a certain walk of Roman elevation and dignity, this actor is unrivalled : he may fall short of others as a whole, but in parts he is not excelled.