Theatre History Podcast # 17

Dr. Anita Gonzalez Introduces Listeners to


This podcast keeps returning to the question of how we can reconstruct theatrical performances from bygone days. For the last few years, the website has done just that. It was developed by a team led by Anita Gonzalez, of the University of Michigan, as well as Project Manager and Designer Clara McClenon. The site allows visitors to both see and hear what it was like to watch some of the most prominent stars of the nineteenth century perform onstage.

Oil painting of Ira Aldridge as Othello, c. 1830. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and


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Ira Aldridge as Mungo in The Padlock, c. 1820-40. Via Wikimedia Commons &

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