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Ira Aldridge

Author : Bernth Lindfors
ISBN : 9781580463812
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Volume 1 of this first thorough biography of Ira Aldridge, African American actor, covering the first 26 years of his life and career.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ira Aldridge

Author : Bernth Lindfors
ISBN : 9781580463812
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Volume 1 of this first thorough biography of Ira Aldridge, African American actor, covering the first 26 years of his life and career.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ira Aldridge

Author : Bernth Lindfors
ISBN : 9781580465380
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Ira Aldridge The Last Years, 1855-1867, the fourth volume of Bernth Lindfors's definitive biography, places on record Aldridge's remarkable achievements and experiences in the final phase of his life, when he performed at theaters throughout Europe. His first Continental tour in 1852-1855 had been a spectacular success, and though he returned to Britain periodically afterwards, he spent much of the remainder of his career entertaining audiences in central and eastern Europe, mainly in Ukraine and Russia. His Shakespearean performances in St. Petersburg in 1858 and Moscow in 1862 were among his greatest triumphs and led to numerous appearances elsewhere in provincial cities and towns. During his forty-three years on stage in Europe, Ira Aldridge traveled more widely and won more honors, decorations, and awards than any other actor of his day. He is remembered not only as a talented thespian but also as a very visible representative of his race, someone who changed European perceptions of black people through the sheer brilliance of his artistry on stage. And by doing so, he helped to humanize the image of Africans and their descendants in Europe at an important transitional moment in history, when the movement to abolish slavery was gathering force and winning international acceptance. Bernth Lindfors is Professor Emeritus of English and African literatures at the University of Texas at Austin.

Great Shakespeare Actors

Author : Stanley Wells
ISBN : 9780191008344
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first—the answer is No—and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own. They include both English and American performers such as David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Charlotte Cushman, Ira Aldridge, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Edith Evans, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Janet Suzman, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and Kenneth Branagh. Individual chapters tell the story of their subjects' careers, but together these overlapping tales combine to offer a succinct, actor-centred history of Shakespearian theatrical performance. Stanley Wells examines what it takes to be a great Shakespeare actor and then offers a concise sketch of each actor's career in Shakespeare, an assessment of their specific talents and claims to greatness, and an account, drawing on contemporary reviews, biographies, anecdotes, and, for some of the more recent actors, the author's personal memories of their most notable performances in Shakespeare roles.
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African Literatures And Beyond

Author : Bernth Lindfors
ISBN : 9789401209892
Genre : History
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This tribute collection reflects the wide range and diversity of James Gibbs’s academic interests. The focus is on Africa, but comparative studies of other literatures also receive attention. Fiction, drama, and poetry by writers from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, England, Germany, India, and the Caribbean are surveyed alongside significant missionaries, scientists, performers, and scholars. The writers discussed include Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Kobina Sekyi, Raphael Armattoe, J.E. Casely Hayford, Michael Dei-Anang, Kofi Awoonor, Ayi Kwei Armah, John Kolosa Kargbo, Dele Charley, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Okot p’Bitek, Jonathan Sajiwandani, Samuel E. Krune Mqhayi, A.S. Mopeli–Paulus, Kelwyn Sole, Anna Seghers, Raja Rao, and Arundhati Roy. Other essays treat the black presence in Ireland, anonymous rap artists in Chicago, the Jamaican missionary Joseph Jackson Fuller in the Cameroons, the African-American actor Ira Aldridge in Sweden, the Swedish naturalist Anders Sparrman in South Africa, and the literary scholar and editor Eldred Durosimi Jones in Sierra Leone. Interviews with the Afro-German Africanist Theodor Wonja Michael and the Irish-Nigerian dramatist Gabriel Gbadamosi are also included. Also offered are poems by Jack Mapanje and Kofi Anyidoho, short stories by Charles R. Larson and Robert Fraser, plays by Femi Osofisan and Martin Banham, and an account of a dramatic reading of a script written and co-performed by James Gibbs. Contributors: Anne Adams, Sola Adeyemi, Kofi Anyidoho, Awo Mana Asiedu, Martin Banham, Eckhard Breitinger, Gordon Collier, James Currey, Geoffrey V. Davis, Chris Dunton, Robert Fraser, Raoul J. Granqvist, Gareth Griffiths, C.L. Innes, Charles R. Larson, Bernth Lindfors, Leif Lorentzon, Jack Mapanje, Christine Matzke, Mpalive–Hangson Msiska, Femi Osofisan, Eustace Palmer, Jane Plastow, Lynn Taylor, and Pia Thielmann. Geoffrey V. Davis co-edits the series Cross/Cultures and the African studies journal Matatu. Recent publications include Narrating Nomadism and African Literatures: Post¬colonial Literatures in English: Sources and Resources (both co-ed. 2013). Bernth Lindfors, founding editor of the journal Research in African Literatures, is writing a bio¬graphy of Ira Aldridge (two volumes have so far appeared: The Early Years, 1807–1833 and The Vagabond Years, 1833–1852, both 2011).
Category: History

Ira Aldridge

Author : Bernth Lindfors
ISBN : 9781580463942
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Volume 2 of the first available biography of this great classical actor, covering the final years of his career.
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On Stage

Author : Monroe H. Fabian
ISBN : UVA:X000577182
Genre : Entertainers
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Notable Black American Men

Author : Jessie Carney Smith
ISBN : 0787607630
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides biographical information on five hundred African American men who were pioneers, entrepreneurs, artists, reformers, leaders, officials, educators, or significant figures in other fields over three centuries.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History

Author : Jeffrey C. Stewart
ISBN : PSU:000057207247
Genre : Social Science
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This comprehensive and entertaining account of African-American history is presented in a fun, engaging, and intelligent way. Significant information in six broad sections includes Great Migrations; Civil Rights and Politics; Science, Inventions, and Medicine; Sports; Military; Culture and Religion.
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The African American Almanac

Author : Kenneth Estell
ISBN : UOM:49015002855881
Genre : African Americans
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A comprehensive reference work on the historical contributions, accomplishments, and current status of Black Americans in a variety of professional fields from entertainment to politics.
Category: African Americans

The Shakespeare Miscellany

Author : David Crystal
ISBN : 1585677167
Genre : Reference
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An upbeat exploration of Shakespeare's life and times covers a wide range of topics, from descriptions of his educational studies and discussions about his lost plays to the reasons behind the Globe fire and the difference between a Folio and a Quarto. Co-written by the author of The Stories of English.
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Reference Library Of Black America

Author : Jessie Carney Smith
ISBN : UOM:39076002034291
Genre : African Americans
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Presents information on all aspects of African-American life including politics, employment and income, education, religion, literature, performing arts, science and medicine, and sports.
Category: African Americans

The Stage In Action

Author : Helen Manfull
ISBN : PSU:000043828340
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

Black Magic

Author : Langston Hughes
ISBN : UOM:39015043766586
Genre : Performing Arts
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Black Magic Langston Hughes's last book, presents the vast, sweeping story of African-American entertainers--the artists and the musicians, the singers and the dancers, the obscure and the illustrious--from the tragic beginnings in slavery to he triumphant artistic achievements of the late 1960s. Long considered the most comprehensive history of African-Americans in the performing arts, this milestone in black history features hundreds of rare and beautiful illustrations. Covering both the obstacles to achievement that these artists faced, and their eventual triumph, Black Magic—long out-of-print—is an essential book of American history.
Category: Performing Arts

This Is Progress

Author : Robert H. DeCoy
ISBN : UOM:39015065829585
Genre : African Americans
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The Negro Almanac

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ISBN : WISC:89005945605
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans