Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean

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Feb 6, 201733m
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Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean
Feb 6 '1733m
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He was one of the first Americans to achieve fame as a Shakespearean actor — and the first black man to do so, becoming a famous figure on the Victorian stage. But Aldridge has largely been excluded from biographies of Shakespearean actors.

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