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African Grove and Ira Aldridge
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0364  Monday, 21 February 2000.

From:           Jack Heller <
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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?

Jack Heller
 

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