17 MARCH 1855, Page 10

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Les leux Innocens, written in French verve by M. Fonssier—Anglice, A Genie of Romps, written in English prose by Mr. J. M. Morton—shows, when produced at the Princess's Theatre, how acceptable the slightest repast earl be rendered by excellence in the culinary art. A formidable marchioness stops at home and forms projects of marriage respectM kliker younger relatives, who live under her surveillance, while these sit m a state of passive obedience, and an old pedagogue,- the tutor of the male Of the species, is an instrument of the tyranny. The marchioness goes out.; the young people indulge in a game of forfeits, which leads to love in good earnest ; the projects of marriage are all overset; and the peda- gogue, from an abettor of the despotism, becomes a participator in the anarchy. A very old proverb says, "When the cat's away the mice will play" ; and this little piece, through the mouths of all its personages, says no more; but then these personages are all so daintily dressed, and look so smart in the powder and patches of the old regime, that the whole affair becomes a pretty picture; to which a lively story and smart dialogue communicate animation. Mr. Charles Kean has done much grander things, and much bigger things, than this same Game of Romps, but in no other instance has his managerial taste been more clearly dis- played.