26 MARCH 1859, Page 18

The favoured few. who are admitted to rehearsals, predict that

Henry V., which will be revived at the Princess's on Monday, will be the wonder of the coming season, abounding with historic illustrations enough to eclipse the memory even of the famous Richard II. The chorus is to be spoken by Mrs. Charles Kean, in the character of Clio, the subjects of her discourse being represented in the background by a series of tableaux vivants. To give reality to the siege of Harfieur, the fight is to be fought upon the stage, with a terrible minuteness of detail, not to be found be- yond the precincts of the Princess's Theatre. The march of the army to battle, in the fourth act, and the excitement when King Henry speaks the so-called " St. Crispin's speech" will, it is said, furnish a new proof of the manager's skill in governing masses, as an expedient for dramatic I effect. Like _Richard IL, the history of the fifth Harry will have its " episode," representing the triumphal entry of the King into London, after the victory at Agincourt. Mr. Charles Kean, in the character of Henry, will visibly preside over his own creations.