Acting Out

Mellin, Barbara Rizza
September 2000
New Crisis (15591603);Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 107 Issue 5, p44
Pays tribute to Ira Aldridge, the first black actor. Background on his acting career; Honor he received in England; Importance of Aldridge's portrayal of Jack Mansong.


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