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Extracts from 'Dressing in Borrowed Robes: Masquerading as African in the Nineteenth Century'

Bernth Lindfors

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives
London, United Kingdom

An essay on Ira Aldridge by Bernth Lindfors from ‘Signs & Signals: Popular Culture in Africa’ edited by Raoul Granqvis. Ira Aldridge was an African-American actor (1807-1867) who achieved great success internationally, winning many awards and honours. Billed as the "African Roscius," Aldridge played a range of Shakespearian roles including Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.

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  • Title: Extracts from 'Dressing in Borrowed Robes: Masquerading as African in the Nineteenth Century'
  • Creator: Bernth Lindfors
  • Date Created: 1990
  • Location Created: Black Cultural Archives
  • Provenance: African Peoples Historical Monument Foundation
  • Rights: Bernth Lindfors
  • External Link: http://www.calmview.eu/BCA/CalmView/record.aspx?src=DServe.Catalog

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