Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean
Published February 6, 2017
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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