Thanks to the kindness of Professor Cohn and the energy shown by the Conference Francaise, the great French comedian, M. Coquelin, has been induced to deliver a lecture next Tuesday afternoon in Sanders Theatre. M. Coquelin is not only an actor of the very highest order, but he is known at home as an able litterateur and a brilliant lecturer. In order to give his lecture here, Mr. Coquelin has been forced to make a considerable sacrifice, as his time in Boston is very limited and his friends numerous. For those who do not know enough French to be able to understand all that M. Coquelin will say, but who are none the less desirous of hearing the wonderful speaker, we would suggest that they can get the substance of what he will lecture upon by reading in Harper's Monthly of a few months past an article by M. Coquelin on the same topic as his lecture here. In his lecture, however, many interesting points will be brought up which have not been touched upon in the magazine article. Harvard will probably be the only college at which Mr. Coquelin will address the students, and this alone should insure the distinguished Frenchman a warm and enthusiastic welcome.
The Conference Francaise has decided to charge admission to the lecture in order to help pay off a small indebtedness of the society contracted by the heavy expenses of last year's theatricals, and also to keep out an element which generally attends public lectures in Cambridge more from an idle curiosity than from any genuine interest in the affair. We trust that when M. Coquelin comes he may be as well repaid for his visit as those who will have the opportunity to hear him.