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Jimmy Rogers in 'The Goose and The Golden Egg'

Jimmy Rogers in 'The Goose and The Golden Egg'


A giant of the mid-Victorian stage who achieved enormous success, Jimmy Rogers was a comic actor ‘of repute in his line and a great favourite with his audiences’ (The Times, 9 February 1857, page 9). The theatre critic Clement Scott wrote that: ‘The humour of Rogers was gentle and exquisitely pathetic’. Elsewhere, an anonymous reviewer contributing to the journal Fun under the name ‘The Odd Man’ commented that Rogers ‘always looks and talks so funnily under the pressure of any mental or physical disturbance, that the audience of that theatre must recognise in him one of the most pleasant of pains-taking actors’ (14 February 1863, page 219).

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London in the spring of 1860.
 

Code: 124409
 
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