The African Tragedian

Ira Aldridge, America's earliest important Black actor, became one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of nineteenth century Europe. This dramatic montage traces the joyous moment that performance can bring and the hurtful reality of being Black during racial slavery. More

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About Robin Peters

Dr. Robin Scott Peters is a graduate from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television where he received his doctorate in Theory and Criticism in Theater. This collection of poetry is a first of three volumes of work to catalogue over three decades of creation. Robin writes in numerous genres. His stage play "The African Tragedian" captures the life of famed 19th Century African American Shakespearean actor Ira Frederick Aldridge. Robin's historical narrative "Multicultural Theater in Los Angeles During the Early 1990s" focus is on defining the thriving ethnic theater scene in Los Angeles that fed Hollywood many of its "stars." Robin was raised in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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