The French Play.

Twenty-eight men are now working as candidates for the annual French play in December, and are being coached daily by Professor Bernard. It has been decided to omit the curtain-raiser. "Les Fourberies de Nerine," by de Banville, and to give merely the main play, "Le Barbier de Seville," by Beau-marchais. It contains nine parts, but the provisional assignments are not yet complete. The special copy of the music, and the prompt book, prepared for the Comedie Francaise, are now being used by Professor Bernard.