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Ira Aldridge: The Shakespearean Actor

Ira Aldridge: The Shakespearean Actor

Published: 4 Mar 2021

Paperback / softback, 128 pages

Recommended for age 7+

By Judy Hepburn

Illustrated by Ben Whitehouse

Published by Scholastic

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Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There...

Ira Aldridge tells the exciting story of the African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, who rose to fame on the London stage. Brilliantly imagined, readers aged 7+ will love this first-hand account of a child's experience of nineteenth-century London and the vibrant life of the theatre.

Tagged Black History , Shakespeare and significant lives

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