At a glance:
- Author: Mary Malone
- First Published: 1969
- Time of Work: 18201867
- Setting: New York City, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Serbia, Russia, and Poland
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography, Children's literature
- Subjects: African Americans, Acting or actors, Racism, Nineteenth century, Oppression, Theater, Biography
- Locales: France, Europe, United States, England, Germany, Ireland, Russia, Sweden, Scotland, North America, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Serbia, New York, New York, United Kingdom
Form and Content
Mary Malone’s Actor in Exile: The Life of Ira Aldridge is an easy-to-read, sometimes meandering narrative of the nineteenth century actor’s unique career. While Malone does not eschew the personal facts or events of her subject’s life, the focus is clearly on his developing career and his gradual empowerment as an independent artist of international stature.
The book begins with a preface discussing the different names by which Aldridge was known at different points in his career and subsuming them under his lifelong identity as an actor....
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