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Ira Aldridge in Europe

Ira Aldridge in Europe

Ira Aldridge was no overnight success when he crossed the Atlantic to England. Instead, he built his reputation and experience over time, touring for many years in the English and Irish provinces. His triumphs throughout Europe came in the final decade and a half of his life. Professor Bernth Lindfors explores Aldridge’s extraordinary career.

 Bernth Lindfors

Professor emeritus of English and African Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Aldridge’s “glory years” in Europe

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How Aldridge controlled his identity as the “African Roscius”

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