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from one of the boxes, causing her to break down in the duet "Oh, mein Florestan." Adelina Patti closed her engagement in the City of Mexico, and started for California. Death of Carl Goetze, operatic composer and orchestral leader, at Magdeburg, Germany.
15. Production of "La Comtesse Sarah," tragedy in five acts, by George Ohnet, at the Gymnase Theatre, Paris, France; with the following cast: General Canalheiles, Lafontaine; Pierre Severac, Romain; Frossard, Noblet; Colonel Merlot, Landrol; De Pomperan, P. Acharel; La Livinière, P. Bonel; Captain Adhemar, Charton; André, Seiglet; Sarah, Jane Hading; Blanche de Cygne, Rosa Bruck; Madeleine, Julia Depoix; Mme. de Pompeian, Dailand; Mme. Smorden, Villiers. The plot reveals the liaison of Pierre Severac, a young officer, with the Countess Sarah, the wife of an aged general; Severac's attempt to break off his intimacy; the general's suspicions; Severac's subsequent marriage with Blanche de Cygne; and how the Countess Sarah drowns herself owing to jealousy of the latter. Production of "Our Wives," comedy adapted by Ernest Warren from "Le Bonheur Conjugal," at the Royalty Theatre, London, England.- -Production of "Der Liebe Augustin," comic opera in three acts, libretto by H. Klein, music by Johannes Brandt, at the An der Wien Theatre, Vienna, Austria.- -First representation at the Neues Stadt Theatre, Leipsic, Germany, of "Desdemona's Taschentuch," farcical comedy in four acts, by Rudolph Kneisel.- -Production of "Molière chez Conti," comedy in one act, in verse, by Alfred Chopin, at the Odeon Theatre, Paris, France.- -Production of "Protestation," an à propos in verse, by Emile Moreau, at the Théâtre Français, Paris, France.- -Production of "Die Meiningen in New York," a musical burlesque adapted from "Theatralischer Unsinn," at the Thalia Theatre, New York. -The McCullough Club (amateur), of St. Louis, Mo., produced a comedy adapted from the French, entitled 'The Portraits of the Marquis," and a comedy, “The Medical Student," both the work of Mrs. Burton Harrison, the principal rôles being sustained by Mr. and Mrs. W. Beaumont Smith, Mrs. W. Gallen, Guy Lindsley, and Frances Conrad. Death of Frank Campbell, dialect comedian of the Murray and Murphy Company, at Rockville, Ct.
16. Death of J. Cosset, actor, at Paris, France.
17. Production of "Francillon," comedy in three acts, in verse, by Alexandre Dumas, at the Theatre, Paris, France; with the following cast: Lucien de Riverolles, M. Febvre; Marquis de Riverolles, M. Thiron; Henri de Simeux, M. Laroche; Stanislas de Grandredon, M. Worms; Célestin, M. Coquelin, Cadet; Pinguet, M. Prudhon; Jean de Carillae, M. Truffier; Annette de Riverolles, Mile. Reichenberg; Francine de Riverolles, Mlle. Bartet; Therese Smith, Mlle. Pierson; Elisa, Mlle. Kalb. Francine de Riverolles is jealous of her husband, and strongly suspects that he has resumed an old love affair with Rosalie Michon. She had once informed him that if he ever deceived her she would immediately follow suit and procure an admirer. She follows Lucien to the opera ball, and seeing him leave the ball-room with another lady, accosts the very next man who passes, and insists on his taking supper with her in the room adjoining that in which her husband and the unknown lady are supping. The next morning she reveals everything. Lucien is about to strike her, but on second thought decides upon a legal separation. The lawyer's clerk who is summoned happens to be the individual that Francine invited to supper. His gallantry prevents his allaying the suspicions of the jealous husband. Finally Therese Smith makes Francine believe that the lawyer's clerk is boasting of having her for a mistress. "It's a lie !" exclaims Francine. Her innocence is duly established, and the conjugal reconciliation ensues.
Production of "Hard Hit," play in four acts, by Henry Arthur Jones, at the Haymarket Theatre, London, England with the following cast: Sir Baldwin Calvert, Frank Archer; Tony Saxon, E. S. Willard; Stephen Cudlip, H. Beerbohm Tree; Geoffrey Calvert, Arthur Dacre; Bratby, C. Dodsworth; Major Fysh, Henry Kemble;
Lewis Frobisher, Q. C., Ulick Winter; IIon. Effingham Nangle, Compton Coutts; Professor Marsh, Mr. Fenton; Ferris, H. Ferrand, Joe Jeffcoat, P. Ben Greet; Bertha Saxon, Marion Terry; Mrs. Carmine Ashbee, Mary Rorke; Cherry Jeffcoat, Lydia Cowell. Geoffrey Calvert, the son of an impecunious baronet, is secretly married to Bertha Saxon, the daughter of a broken-down squire. Her father knows of the marriage, but no one else. Geoffrey and he have in common a passion for the turf. Bertha is heiress to £80,000, but this is known only to Stephen Cudlip, a promoter of bubble companies and a gilt-edged villain generally. Stephen proposes to Bertha, and is rejected. Mrs. Ashbee is a widow who has jilted Geoffrey in the past, but now seeks to capture him again. Stephen and she plot together. Geoffrey has backed a horse to win the Leger for £5000 more than he (G.) is worth. Of course the horse doesn't win. If Geoffrey can't get the money by Monday all is lost. Bertha is entrapped by Mrs. Ashbee into going to Stephen's chambers to borrow this money from him. The entrapment is so arranged that Geoffrey suspects the worst, and surprises Bertha under what certainly looks like something more than questionable circumstances. Trouble ensues. Eventually Bertha's innocence is proved, her husband takes her to his heart, and the old baronet (finding she has £80,000) welcomes her into the family.
First representation in New York of "Indiana," music by Audran, English libretto by H. B. Farnie, by the McCaull Opera Company, at the Star Theatre; with the following cast: Indiana Greyfaunt, Lilly Post; Lady Prue, Laura Joyce-Bell; Nan, Annie Meyers; Maud, Adine Drew; Matt o' the Mill, Digby Bell; Lord Dayrell, George Olmi; Philip Jervaux, E. W. Hoff; Sir Mulberry Mullit, Ellis Ryse; Peter, H. A. Cripps; Annette, Ida Eissing; Capt. Hazzard, Bessie Fairbairn; Madge, Celio Eissing.
The Kiralfys revived "The Black Crook," at Niblo's Garden, New York. Helen Hastings, an English actress, made her American début at the Union Square Theatre, New York, in a nondescript piece called Pen and Ink;" with the following cast: Mr. Van Sittart, J. H. Clark; Aristarchus Brent, Eugene Jepson; Capt. Mountstewart, Henry E. Walton; Dick, William A. Faversham; Tim Murphy, Joseph Dailey; Alexander Macnab, S. Fox; Mrs. Van Sittart, Annie D. Ware; Mrs. Brent, Ida Jeffreys; Ada, Helen Corlette; Phyllis, Helen Hastings.
Henry Irving celebrated the three hundredth night of " Faust," at the Lyceum Theatre, London.- -"Sulamita," by the Russian Goldfaden, and translated into German by Professor Horowitz, was presented at the Roumanian Opera House on the Bowery, New York.The injunction restraining Ernest Harvier from interfering as receiver with Bartley Campbell's estate was vacated by Judge Lawrence on technical grounds.
18. Production of "The Lodgers," farce in three acts, founded on a French vaudeville, by Brandon Thomas and Maurice de Verney, at the Globe Theatre, London, England; with the following cast: Bernard O'Blathagan, Charles Glenney; Reginald Sparker, C. H. Hawtrey; Benjamin Hundlebee, W. S. Penley; Alphonse la Toupais, M. de Verney; Muggridge, W. J. Hill; Tom, Mr. Wyes; Bill, Mr. Brooke; 1st Policeman, Norman Bent; 2d Policeman, Mr. Milton; Waiter, Mr. Rann; Telegraph Boy, Mr. Aysom; Kitty, Blanche Horlock; Amelia, Vane Featherston; Mrs. Muggridge, Fanny Brough. "The Lodgers" is a version of a French vaudeville, "Ma niece et mon ours," which has received several previous English adaptations. There is a niece and a bear in "The Lodgers," as in the original vaudeville. Both belong to an Irish naturalist who lets lodgings. The bear is stuffed, and its owner uses the head as a cashbox. The niece is beloved by the three lodgers-a medical student, a barber, and a French commis-voyageur, respectively. She flirts with all, but specially favors the student. They agree to elope, but with an eye to future business the lady proposes to the barber to abduct her in a big box and take her to the seaside. Directly his back is turned she substitutes the bear for herself, with
out the knowledge of any one but her accomplice, the student, and the barber and the box of bear are speedily en route for Starmouth on the sea. A portress at the Starmouth station is his wife. She is both rapid and romantic, and has given out that Hill is her uncle. Hence all manner of further complications ensue. Revival of "The Taming of the Shrew" (the induction being presented for the first time in America), at Daly's Theatre, New York; with the following cast: Induction: A Lord, George Clarke; Christopher Sly, William Gilbert; Hostess, May Sylvie ; A Page, W. Collier; Huntsmen, Messrs. Patten, Ireton, Murphy, et al. Players, Frederick Bond, John Wood, Miss Hadley. Comedy: Baptista, Charles Fisher; Vincentio, John Moore; Lucentio, Otis Skinner; Petruchio, John Drew; Gremio, Charles Leclercq; Hortensio, Joseph Holland; Pedant, John Wood; Tailor, George Parkes Grumio, James Lewis; Biondello, E. P. Wilks; Tranio, Frederick Bond; Katharine, Ada Rehan; Bianca, Virginia Dreher; Widow, Jean Gordon; Curtis, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert.
Production (by amateurs) of "Dux Redux," poetical play in three acts, by James Rhoades, at the Novelty Theatre, London, England.- -Production of "On His Oath," drama in prologue and four acts, by Charles W. Aldin, at the Theatre Royal, Scarborough, England.-Production (by amateurs) of "A Sixpenny Wire," farce by Campbell Rae Brown, at St. Andrew's Hall, West Kensington, England. Destruction by fire of the Lyceum Theatre, at Ottawa, Canada.- -Death of Frederick Lyons, banjoist of the "Bandit King" Company, at Washington, D. C.
Death of George C. Howard, of the original "Uncle Tom's Cabin " Company, at
19. Death of M. Florval, actor, at Paris, France.
20. Production of "Modern Wives," farcical comedy in three acts, adapted by Ernest Warren from "Le Bonheur Conjugal," at the Royalty Theatre, London, England; with the following cast: Caleb Chubb, Willie Edouin; Margery Chubb, Miss E. Brunton; Valentine Honeysett, Morton Selton; Agatha Honeysett, Alice Atherton; Noel Goldring, Lytton Sothern; Grace Goldring, Olga Brandon; Felix Doveton. F. H. France; Dorothy Chubb, Eva Wilson; Daniel Beeby, Edward Thirlby; Matilda Beeby, Miss V. Bennett; Susanna Galloway, Marie Hudspeth ; Bobbits, G. Gamble. First representation at the Court Theatre, Karlsruhe, Germany, of Die Hochzeit auf dem Aventin," drama by Paul Heyse.- -Amateurs produced "Papa Perichon," translated from the French by Miss Talbot, at Portland, Me.- -A benefit entertainment for the Actors' Fund was given at the Casino, New York. -Gustav Amberg, manager of the Thalia Theatre, secured a twenty years' lease of Irving Hall on Fourteenth Street, New York, with the intention of having it reconstructed for a German playhouse.- -Death of Mrs. Mary A. French, wife of Samuel French and mother of T. H. French, the New York manager and dramatic publisher.
21. Production of "Die grosse Unbekannte," farcical comedy in four acts, by R. Kneisel, at the Wallner Theatre, Berlin, Germany. -Production of "Bandit," pantomime in three tableaux, at the Cirque d'Hires, Paris, France.- -The opera "Fidelio," by Beethoven, was revived at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York? -Death of J. G. Bagley, a young actor, at Liverpool, England.
22. Production of "Ruddygore; or, The Witch's Curse," supernatural opera in two acts, libretto by W. S. Gilbert, music composed by Arthur Sullivan, at the Savoy Theatre, London, England; with the following cast: Robin Oakapple, George Grossmith; Richard Dauntless, Durward Lely; Sir Despard Murgatroyd, Rutland Barrington; Adam Goodheart, Rudolph Lewis; Sir Roderick Murgatroyd (deceased), Richard Temple; Rose Maybud, Leonora Braham; Mad Margaret, Jessie Bond; Dame Hannah, Rosina Brandram; Zorah, Miss J. Findlay. Sir Rupert Murgatroyd, of Ruddygore Castle, has brought a curse upon his lineal descendants by burning a witch at the stake. "Each lord of Ruddygore, despite his best endeavor, shall do one crime or more once every day, forever." The present lord, in order to escape this fate,