Today was pretty routine and quiet, except for a phenomenal play in the evening.
Tonight we saw Red Velvet at the Tricycle Theatre. It featured the story of Ira Aldridge, a talented young black actor in London in 1833. He took over the role of Othello after another actor, Edmund Kean, collapsed on stage and was unable to complete the season. It was a beautifully moving performance, and the actor playing Aldridge was absolutely phenomenal. We saw his transformations throughout the play, and he was entirely believable, especially in the emotional scenes. I was thrilled to have seen the play, and to have yet another London theatre experience!
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How cool! Glad you are making the most of London’s theater opportunities. Next time you are at the Albert & Victoria Museum, check out Mulready’s painting of Ira Alridge as Othello. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/William_Mulready_-_Othello_-_Walters_372629.jpg/442px-William_Mulready_-_Othello_-_Walters_372629.jpg