's novel was probably also inspired by her role two years earlier as the quadroon Zelinda in Thomas Morton
's The Slave, playing opposite black American actor Ira Aldridge
. Braddon had probably...
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
She played male parts in plays by Shakespeare
and others, not as burlesque, but as straight parts after the style of Charlotte Cushman
. At least one reviewer, in Coventry's Era, objected to...
American-born black actor Ira Aldridge
debuted in London as Othello at the Royalty Theatre