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Ira Aldridge Theatre Royal playbill

Ira Aldridge Theatre Royal playbill

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ira Aldridge Theatre Royal playbill
Creator: Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
Dates: 1833
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4428
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) was a famous American born English actor, playwright, and theater manager. Aldridge was best known for his Shakespearean roles on London's stages.

Scope and Content

One playbill of performances at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden announcing Ira Alrdridge's appearance as Othello in Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello". This was Mr. Aldridge's first performance at a major London theatre. Sheridan Knowles's roles in "The Hunchback" and "The Elfin Sprite and the Grim Grey Woman" and Madame Vestris's and Mr. Power's roles in "The Invincibles" also advertised alongside a new unlisted play.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Ira Aldridge Theatre Royal playbill, ms4428, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American actors
Aldridge, Ira Frederick, 1807-1867
Plays -- Performances.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Playbill, 1833