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Henrietta Polak

December 24, 2012

a Woodburytype carte de visite of Henrietta (otherwise Henriette) Polak (fl. 1880s/1890s), actress and singer, as she appeared as Patatout in The Old Guard a comic opera by H.B. Farnie, after the French, with music by Robert Planquette, which was produced at the Avenue Theatre, London, on 26 October 1887 (photo: Walery, London, 1887)

The Old Guard, Avenue Theatre, London, 26 October 1887 – ‘… Miss Henrietta Polak as Patatout, bugler of the Imperial Guard, sings very agreeably, and acts with a gaiety and animation which do much to render cheerful the scenes in which she appears…’ (The Standard, London, Thursday, 27 October 1887, p. 3e)

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