Foreign News: At the Theatre

The Comèdie Francaise, reputedly the first theatre in France, has witnessed many rowdy scenes, but perhaps none more tumultuous than that which took place during the past week.

Paul Raynal's The Tomb Under the Arc de Triomphe was being played for the first time. The hero is made to "strut" across the stage sneering at all who did not fight. This annoyed the audience. Then came the inevitable bedroom scene in which the hero's financèe gives herself to him, because he has been recalled to the front before the wedding can take place.

"Rideau! Asses! Jetes le dehors!" (Curtain! Enough! Throw him...

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