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Playbill for Ira Aldridge in Othello and The Slave at the Theatre Royal

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Published by
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, British, founded 1837
Subject of
Aldridge, Ira, American, 1807 - 1867
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30 x 10 in. (76.2 x 25.4 cm)
Type
playbills
Place depicted
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, England, Europe
Date
1857
Description
A large letterpress playbill for the Theatre Royal in Newcastle featuring the performances of the black Shakespearean actor, Ira Aldridge in "Othello" and "The Slave". Printed on very thin paper in black ink.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Drama (Theatre)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.44
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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