On View
Taking the Stage Gallery
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
Published by
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, British, founded 1837
Subject of
Aldridge, Ira, American, 1807 - 1867
Date
1857
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30 x 10 in. (76.2 x 25.4 cm)
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
Place depicted
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, England, Europe
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
playbills
Topic
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51fbb3a46-1213-4ec6-97d6-74e976ff317c
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