Ira Aldridge

Standard Name: Aldridge, Ira

Connections

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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
MEB '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...
Occupation 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...

Timeline

1826
American-born black actor Ira Aldridge debuted in London as Othello at the Royalty Theatre .