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MUSICAL AND DRAMATIO.

At the Boston Theatre last evening Mr. John McCullough appeared for the first time for three years in the city. He presented Sheridan Knowles' play, "Virginius." The audience was very large and enthusiastic in its approval. The support was only fair; the acting, however, of Miss Kate Forsyth, who took the part of Virginia, was excellent, characterized throughout by delicacy and good taste.

At the Park Thomas W. Keene entered upon the second week of a very successful engagement. He appeared in "Richelieu," and his acting seemed to possess much more finish than last week.

At the Museum Mr. Boucicault, the popular author-actor, produced "The Shaughraun," he himself taking the part of Conn. Among the support, the acting of Mr. Shiel Barry, as Harvey Duff, was especially good. The piece was exceedingly well set.

Tony Denier's Pantomime Troupe began an engagement at the Windsor last evening. The familiar "Humpty Dumpty" was presented. Among the novelties was a performing elephant. The Windsor really offers good attractions, but it seems impossible to draw good houses.

At the Howard Mr. Chas. Fostelle presented a farcical comedy founded on Shillaber's famous creation; "Mrs. Partington." The large audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy the performance.

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"The Mascot" was sung at, last evening, at the Gaiety, by an organization advertised as the Wilbur Opera Company. This is the poorest apology for an opera company that it has ever been our misfortune to hear, and, judging from the audience, very few people were willing to accept the apology. It is an imposition for a manager to gather a lot of people who never studied a note of music, who couldn't tell the difference between a symphony in G minor and a tune written by Mr. Brahman, and call it an opera company.

Miss Anna Dickinson will shortly appear upon the stage in male characters.

Miss Henrietta Vaders will probably be the leading lady in the Modjeska company next season.

Mr. Edouin and wife, Alice Atherton, have purchased a new play written by Mr. H. James, Jr.

Mr. Gilchrist of Philadelphia won the $1000 prize offered by the Cincinnati Music Festival Association. His composition is a setting of the 46th Psalm for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra.

D'Oyly Carte wants Oscar Wilde to play Bunthorne in the Standard Theatre "Patience" Company.

Manager Abbey will probably give two Patti concerts at the Charitable Mechanics' building in April. There will be popular prices.

Mme. Judic will visit America next season.

Mme. Albani has just appeared in Berlin as Gilda. Critics say she is second to none.

Mme. Gerster's babe is named Linda, from the opera "Linda di Chamounix," because at her first trial before the jury of the Vienna Conservatory the cantatrice sang the grand air of this opera with such immense success that the first prize in singing was unanimously granted her.

An '83 man is at work upon a translation and adaptation of Freytag's "Die Journalisten."

Mr. Nat Goodwin and wife will next season appear in legitimate comedy.

An effort is being made by some enterprising managers to obtain Ristori and Salvini to act together next season.

Steele Mackaye says that it is strange that more plays are not written by college students, who have every advantage for such work.

Mr. Louis Aldrich, who made his fame as Joe Saunders in "My Partner," the only good play Bartley Campbell has written, has a new play entitled "An American King." This play was written by Mr. C. T. Dazey, class of '81.

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