Masks and Faces.
It is hardly too much to say that the acting of this comedy at the Museuce is up o the standard of the play. Both play and acting have faults, but neither are failures. While few in the audience were blind to the faults of either, few would change them for fear of making them worse. Mr. George W. Wilson received applause which no audience could neglect from habit, or deny to desert. Sir Charles Pomander does not furnish much tribute to Mr. Mason and a flat part got a flat rendering from Mr. Boniface. Miss Annie M. Clarke did not act well enough to make Peg Woffington affecting. but fully well enough to make her amusing. Peg, no doubt was a little low. Miss Sheridan as Mabel Vane is a little out of the aim of criticism. It is hard to say just what a country girl should do. Mabel is no doubt very lovable, but Miss Sheridan in the picture scene is certainly awkward. It is perhaps unjust to criticise so much a play worth seeing, and acting worth admiring.