23 JUNE 1860, Page 20


M. Alexander Dumas the elder, has converted into dramatic shape a scarcely remembered romance which he published some six years ago, with the title :Le Salteador, and calling it le Gentilhomme de la - has placed it on the boards of the Porte Saint Martin.

At Varietes there is an eccentric piece by MM. Clairville, Sirandin and L. Thiboust, entitled La File de Satan. The good personage in this work is Satan himself, who is not painted black at all. Determined to preserve intact the virtue of his daughter till she has attained the age of eighteen, he succeeds in his laudable endeavours, despite the machina- tions of friends less worthy than himself.