25 DECEMBER 1852, Page 10


The Dame aux Camilias, whose long and glorious reign at the Vaude- ville has excited Parisian wonder, is now threatened with a rival from the hand of her own creator ; for M. Alexandre Dumas/its has presented the Gymnase with a five-act comedic-vaudeville, named La Dame our Perks. Nor does M. Alexandre Dumas pere retire from the field; a pro- duction of his pen is to follow his son's work at the same theatre. At present the Gymnase is chiefly sustained by Un -Pik de Female ; repre- senting the adventures of a wrong-going young man of respectable Parentage.

Fame, blowing her trumpet across Belgium, informs us that M Emil Devrient concluded an engagement at Cologne, with a performance of Hamlet ; when the house was " brechend voll"—i. e. ready to tumble down with the crowd. On leaving Cologne for Dresden, (his theatrical home,) Devrient was forced to promise a return early in the coming spring.