African Grove and Ira Aldridge
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0364 Monday, 21 February 2000.
From: Jack Heller <
Date: Friday, 18 Feb 2000 15:57:37 -0500
Subject: African Grove and Ira Aldridge
I recently had an opportunity to hear the actor Charles Dutton speak on
a Black American Shakespeare company operating in the 1820s; their group
was known as the African Grove Company and its star, Ira Aldridge,
became famous in Europe for his Richard III and Othello. Where may I
find out more about either this company or Aldridge?