24 NOVEMBER 1855, Page 8


'The important event of the week has been the production of La To- eondet a five-act comedy, by M. Foucher and the celebrated comedian Regale; on Wednesday last, in the presence of the Imperial Family, who visited the Theatre Francais on the occasion. The heroine, who receives the name of "La If:monde" from her resemblance to the famous picture by Leonardo da Vinci, is a Florentine courtesan of the present century, who' having become the wife of a French gentleman, distinguishes her- self by the most heroic acts of devotion and self-denial, so that the halo of her virtues casts a lustre over the errors of her past life. She finds an all. accomplished representative in Madame Amould-Plessy.