23 AUGUST 1856, Page 10


A Merle in nine tableaux, written by MM. Siraudin and Delacour, and entitled La Queue de la Tale, was produced at the Palais Royal on Tuesday, with great successs. The size of the theatre seems little adapted for a class of piece usually associated with elaborate spectacle ; but the authors have counteracted the disadvantages of too limited space by the ingenuity of the situations in which their hero is placed as the owner of a singular talisman—the enchanted handle of a frying-pan.