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Ira Aldridge The Negro Tragedian by Herbert Marshall and Mildred Stock - First - 1958 - from Stanley Louis Remarkable Books (IOBA) (SKU: AA1578)

Ira Aldridge The Negro Tragedian

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Ira Aldridge The Negro Tragedian

by Herbert Marshall and Mildred Stock

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Ira Frederick Aldridge (1807 – 1867) was an American-born British actor, playwright, and theatre manager, known for his portrayal of Shakespearean characters. he regarded as the one of the first Black American tragedians. As his career grew, his performances of Shakespeare's classics met with critical acclaim and he eventually became the manager of Coventry's Theatre Royal. He regularly toured much of Continental Europe and received top honors from several heads of state. He died suddenly while on tour in Poland and is buried in Łódź. He is the only actor of Black-American descent honored with a bronze plaque at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

This is a near fine copy in black cloth with gilt titles on spine. Slight foxing on endpapers but otherwise in excellent condition with no marks or damage at all.
Frontispiece, vi, 355. Unclipped DJ has several chips at top of jacket spine and has minor fading and soiling. Is now in a protective mylar cover.

The author Herbert Marshall (1890-1966), was a respected stage, screen and radio actor himself, who starred in many popular and well-regarded Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s, initially as an in-demand Hollywood leading man and later as a character actor.


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Ira Aldridge The Negro Tragedian
Herbert Marshall and Mildred Stock
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The Macmillan Company
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New York
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