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The Resource Ira Aldridge : the vagabond years, 1833-1852, Bernth Lindfors

Ira Aldridge : the vagabond years, 1833-1852, Bernth Lindfors

Label
Ira Aldridge : the vagabond years, 1833-1852
Title
Ira Aldridge
Title remainder
the vagabond years, 1833-1852
Statement of responsibility
Bernth Lindfors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
<I>Ira Aldridge: The Vagabond Years, 1833-1852</I> deals in depth with the later experiences of one of the modern world's first black classical actors as he toured throughout the United Kingdom impressing audiences with his virtuosity and versatility as an interpreter not only of tragic and comic black roles but also eventually as an actor of classic white Shakespearean parts -- Shylock, Macbeth, Richard III, even Iago.<BR> Aldridge was very popular in Ireland and remained there for six years, performing in venues large and small. He traveled often in his own carriage with assistants who supported him in scenes, enabling famous plays to be staged anywhere, even in villages that did not have a proper theater.<BR> He also performed periodically in large cities with professional acting companies, and returned to the London stage in 1848, after leaving it fifteen years earlier. During these years he expanded his repertoire, refined his skills, and gained a reputation as one of Britain's most talented thespians.<BR> In dealing with Aldridge's emergence as a professional actor in the United Kingdom, Lindfors here records in detail the ups and downs of his itinerant existence in a world where no theatergoer had ever seen anyone like him on stage before. Aldridge was genuinely a unique phenomenon in Britain at a pivotal point in history.<BR><BR> Bernth Lindfors is Professor Emeritus of English and African Literatures, University of Texas at Austin, and editor of <I>Ira Aldridge: The African Roscius</I> (University of Rochester Press, 2007)
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
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Lindfors, Bernth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora,
Series volume
v. 49
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  • Aldridge, Ira Frederick
  • Aldridge, Ira Frederick
  • Actors
  • African American actors
  • African Americans
  • Shakespearean actors and actresses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Actors
  • African American actors
  • African Americans
  • Shakespearean actors and actresses
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Ira Aldridge : the vagabond years, 1833-1852, Bernth Lindfors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creative responses -- Moving on -- Seymour and Company -- Playing independently -- Meanwhile, in London -- Trouping through the north -- Touching all the bases -- Adventures on the road -- Staging a comeback -- Engaged at The Surrey -- Back on tour -- Reviving Aaron -- Last stages
Control code
ocn774293902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gmp2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774293902
Label
Ira Aldridge : the vagabond years, 1833-1852, Bernth Lindfors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creative responses -- Moving on -- Seymour and Company -- Playing independently -- Meanwhile, in London -- Trouping through the north -- Touching all the bases -- Adventures on the road -- Staging a comeback -- Engaged at The Surrey -- Back on tour -- Reviving Aaron -- Last stages
Control code
ocn774293902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gmp2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774293902

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