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Articles about Ira Aldridge and 19th century Black Theatre

Bernth Lindfors; Ziggi Alexander CBE and Audrey Dewjee; British Actors' Equity Association

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives
London, United Kingdom

Aldridge was an American, and later British, Black stage actor and playright in the early 19th century who became famous for his Shakespearean roles. He is the only actor of African-American descent honoured with a bronze plaque at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. These materials include an essay on Ira Aldridge titled: "Dressing in Borrowed Robes: Masquerading as African in the Nineteenth Century". Lindfors is a scholar of African and Black literature.

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  • Title: Articles about Ira Aldridge and 19th century Black Theatre
  • Creator: Bernth Lindfors; Ziggi Alexander CBE and Audrey Dewjee; British Actors' Equity Association
  • Date Created: 1983-2000
  • Location Created: United Kingdom
  • Provenance: African Peoples Historical Monument Foundation
  • Rights: Bernth Lindfors; Ziggi Alexander CBE and Audrey Dewjee; British Actors' Equity Association
  • Theme: Theatre

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