Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 21 March 2009

Edmund Waller and Jane Savile
in the UK tour of Brigadier Gerard, 1907

Edmund Waller and Jane Savile

Jane Savile as the Comtesse de Roquelaure and Edmund Waller as Brigadier Gerard
in the UK tour of A. Conan Doyle's romantic comedy, Brigadier Gerard

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1907)

This real photograph postcard, no. 4267E in the Rotary Photographic Series published in 1907 by the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd of London, shows Jane Savile as the Comtesse de Roquelaure and Edmund Waller as Brigadier Gerard in the touring production of Arthur Conan Doyle's four act romantic comedy Brigadier Gerard, which originally opened at the Imperial Theatre, London, 3 March 1906 before transferring on 14 May 1906 to the Lyric Theatre, London. In that production the parts of the Comtesse and Gerard were created respectively by Evelyn Millard and Edmund Waller's father, Lewis Waller.

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