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Ira Aldridge (1807–1867)

The Great Shakespearean Tragedian on the Bicentennial Anniversary of his Birth

Krystyna Kujawinska-Courtney and Maria Lukowska

Contents: Sandra L. Richards: Preface – Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney/Maria Łukowska: Introduction – Bernth Lindfors: The Lives of Ira Aldridge – Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney: Ira Aldridge (1807-1867): From «Playing the African Prince» to Becoming the Great Interpreter of the Ever-Living Shakespeare» – Baron Kelly: Ira Aldridge: Prophet of Protest – Keith Byerman: Creating the Black Hero: Ira Aldridge’s the Black Doctor – Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams/Evan Williams: Ira Aldridge, Multiculturalism and the Theatre of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Wrocław – Olga Mastela: Ira Aldridge in Cracow (1854-1858): A Difficult Reception – Łukasz Romanowski: Ira Aldridge - Lodzermensch – Agata Dąbrowska: In the Defense of «Otherness»: Ira Aldridge as Shylock in Poland from 1853-1867 – Ruth Cowhig: Ira Aldridge in Manchester and the Background of Blacks in England – Joanna Sadowska: The Polish Cause and Ira Aldridge in Maciej Karpiński’s Othello Dies – Remigiusz Caban: Ira Aldridge - the Legend and Contemporary Hero: Writing a Play about the Great Actor’s Visit to Łódź – Maria Łukowska: Contemporary Knowledge of Ira Aldridge among Łódź Tertiary School Students of Culture and Film Studies: a Survey of the Academic Year 2006/2007.