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Ira Aldridge: The Shakespearean Actor (I Was There)

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

Ira Aldridge is coming to the theatre today. He's going to play Othello. We're making history." I Was There... Ira Aldridge tells the exciting story of the African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, who rose to fame on the London stage.

It's 1833, and Fred is working as a stagehand at the Theatre Royal with his best friend, Trooper the cat. 

When the theatre's star becomes ill, the famous American actor Ira Aldridge steps in to play the role of Othello. Can Fred and Ira help save the show?

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Author: Judy Hepburn. Illustrator: Ben Whitehouse

Format: Paperback

Size: 145 mm x 203 mm

Pages: 128

Reading age: 7 -9 years