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Ira Aldridge’s "The Black Doctor"

James V. Hatch and Ted Shine’s two-volume Black Theatre USAhas graced my bookshelf for a few years. Occasionally, I pull one of the volumes down to read or reread a play. A couple of weeks ago, I pulled down volume one and read Ira Aldrige‘s translation of Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois’sLe Docteur Noir (1846). Aldridge’s The Black Doctor (1846) contains differences from Anciet-Bourgeois’s original play and other … Read More Ira Aldridge’s "The Black Doctor"