Ira Aldridge in the Collections
P.C.72.33 Ira Aldridge playing Aaron in Titus Andronicus, London, 1852
Engraving of Ira Aldridge playing Aaron in Titus Andronicus. Aldridge worked with Charles Somerset to rewrite Aaron as a heroic character rather than the villainous original character in Shakespeare's play. This perhaps indicates Aldridge's star status and a desire to offer a more positive reflection of his race.