26 MARCH 1859, Page 18

The return of Mrs. Charles Young to the Lyceum infuses

new strength into that not very vigorous establishment, where Othello has been played, without so much as an attempt at adequacy of cast, for the sake of a Mr. James Bennett, who has made his debt in Iago, and has left no im- pression beyond that of painstaking mediocrity. On Thursday next, the manager, Mr. Edward Falconer, will take his benefit, and bring out a new work of his own—a play in (we believe) five acts of substantial blank verse, called Francesca, a Bream of Venice.