commenced her engagement on Monday night, in the difficult character of "Juliet," which she rendered in a manner most acceptable to a large and fashionable audience.
Her elocution is excellent, her voice clear and distinct, her gestures graceful, and her personal advantages withal, are sufficient to add attractions to her dramatic accomplishments.
In thus passing judgment upon the young lady, we are backed by public opinion; for the unusual compliment was paid her of such prolonged applause at the end of the fourth act, that she was compelled to come before the curtain; and the same ovation greeted her at the close.
The character of "Romeo
" was sustained quite creditably for a "first appearance," in it, by Meldrum
; but we think the management would consult their own interest, as well as the wishes of the public, by procuring some leading actor whose experience has made him familiar with the standard dramas of the day, and therefore capable of doing them full justice.
) was likewise well rendered, for one who has but a limited acquaintance with a part requiring much study.
, as Friar Lawrence
, and Warwick
, as Tybalt, gave general satisfaction.
The remaining characters require no especial notice.
Mrs. S. F. Bateman
's tragedy of "Geraldine
," was produced last night, and will be repeated to-night.
sustains the part of the heroine, and Mr. Bateman
appears in two characters.
We may therefore look for something excellent, both in the "lead" and in the support.
The entertainment concludes with the farce of the "Lottery Ticket."