Ira Aldridge

Other names: 'the African Roscius'[F76]

Main Events

Worked with the African Theatre in New York where he first played Rolla in Sheridan's Pizarro.[F76]
Sailed to England, c. 1824.[F76]
Made his London debut at the Royal Coburg Theatre in 1825 as Oronooko in The Revolt of Surinam, or, A Slave's Revenge.[F76]
Made his West End debut at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, in 1883 in Othello.[F76]
Toured the provinces and Ireland and then the continent for the first time in 1852-55 where he was received with much acclaim.[F76]
Died in Europe during one of his tours.[F76]

Place of birth: New York City[F76]
Place of first marriage: England[F76]
Place of death: Łódź, Poland[F76]
Place of burial: Evangelical Cemetery, Łódź, Poland[F76]



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