Robson of the Olympic
by Mollie Sands
A favourite of Queen Victoria in the Olympic Theatre’s burlesque The Yellow Dwarf, and capable of abrupt transitions from side-splitting humour to heart-rending pathos — as a burlesque Shylock, Medea (in travestie) and Macbeth, Frederick Robson was judged by some as the most remarkable actor of his time, only his lack of height preventing him from becoming a fine tragic actor. This book rescues from oblivion one of the most theatrically exciting actors ever to perform in the English theatre.
Hardback; 168 pp, 19 ill., (4 in col), 1 facs, ISBN 085430 029 5
This biography of Frederick Robson rescues from oblivion one of the most theatrically exciting actors ever to perform in the English theatre