24 JANUARY 1891, Page 26

The Dramatic Peerage. Compiled by Erskine Reid and Herbert Compton.

(General Publishing Company.)—There are armies, it is said, in which all are officers ; so, in the community of the stage, all are peers or peeresses. Hero are 265 pages, and nearly as many names. How many actors and actresses are there P Who knows P Anyhow, the proportion is large, larger than in the British Isles outside the stage, where some thirty-eight millions have to be content with some seven hundred peerages. The names in this volume are arranged alphabetically, and one may read how old this or that favourite of the public is, and, in short, all about him or her.