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racters are correctly drawn, and the piece is not with out interest. We hope that the author will proceed in his labours for the stage.

The Fortress; a Melo-Drama, in Three Acts, from the

French: as performed with great Success at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Written by Theodore Edward Hook, Esq., Author of Tekeli, Catch Him Who Can, fc. &c. 8vo. pp. 68.

By the help of musie, scenery, &c. &c. this piece may, perhaps, be rendered bearable. Without such helps it is not bearable. It is heavy beyond the usual heaviness of modern dramas. After saying this, it is innecessary for us to say any thing more.

False Alarms, or my Cousin : a Comic Opera, in Three

Acts, performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Monday, Jan. 12, 1807. By James Kenney. 8vo.

pp. 86.

This opera does credit to the abilities of Mr. Kenney. The plot is skilfully contrived, the incidents are natural and comic, and the dialogue is neat and spirited. We consider Mr. Kenney as a dramatic writer of much promise.

Peter the Great: or, The IVooden Walls. An Operatie

Drama. In Three Acts. As now performing at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, with distinguished Ap. probation. By A. Cherry, Author of the Soldier's Daughter, The Travellers, Spanish Dollars, &c. &c. &c. 8vo. pp. 74.

MR. CIERRY asserts that this thing, called an eperatic drama, was performed with distinguished approbation. If in a play bill announcing “ Peter the Great,” we had seen such an assertion we should have disbelieved it-and for this .plain reason, that managers are in the habit of saying as much in favour of pieces which have been unequivocally damned. But as Mr. Cherry seriously affirms that his piece was performed “ with distinguished approbation," we will believe him; and only say that he was lucky in having audiences either very indulgent or very-something which shall be nameless. “ Fit audience find though few,” says Milton. If Mr. Cherry found a fit audience, we hope for the sake of the public character, that it was not a numerous one.

Whistle for it. A Comic Opera. In Two Acts. As

performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. By the Hon. G. Lambe. Svo. pp. 43.

The songs in this Opera are elegant. They are all that we can praise. The Opera itself is a very indifferent one. We cannot conceive why the epithet " comic” was given to it. Never was there a more complete misnomer. It is full of terrific situations, and ends with a prospect of a dozen or two of persons being hanged. The Young Hussar, or, Love and Mercy, ar Operatic

Piece, in Two Acts. By the Author of Adrian and Orrilla, fc. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, ' with distinguished success. 8vo. pp. 40.

In his preface Mr. Dimond speaks very modestly of this Operatic Piece. “ In representation it only pretends," he says, “ to afford an idle hour's amusement to the public, and in production, it has been little


more than an idle hour's amusement to the author. To praise it highly is impossible, but to censure it severely would be ill-natured.” We think that it certainly would be ill-natured to censure it severely, or even to deny it a tolerable share of praise ; for the plot, though simple, is well contrived, the language is neat, and the interest excited for the principal character is strong, and is kept up to the close of the piece.



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