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Herbert Marshall collection of Ira Aldridge, 1831-1977 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

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ID: 1/3/MSS 139

Primary Creator: Marshall, Herbert, (1906-1991)

Other Creators: Aldridge, Ira Frederick (-1867)

Extent: 8.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Arranged by type of materials.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1978

Subjects: Aldridge, Ira Frederick, d. 1867., Marshall, Herbert, 1906-1991

Languages: English, Russian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Herbert Marshall Collection of Ira Aldridge consists largely of Marshall's manuscripts and research material for his book Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian.  The manuscript material is contained in boxes 1 and 2 of the collection and is arranged by chapter, from Chapter I to Chapter XVIII, some containing several drafts of the final version, a preface, and chapter synopses are also included.  The rest of Box 2 contains a screenplay, "Ira Aldridge: the African Roscius" with an early draft, two version of Part I with a synopsis, and drafts for other screenplays entitled "Ira Aldridge" and "The Life and Death of Ira Aldridge."  There is also a translation by Herbert Marshall of "The King and the Cobbler."

Biographical Note

Herbert P. J. Marshall was a British writer whose career also embraced film making, theatrical direction and design, education and Russian literature.

Marshall was born in 1906 in East Ham London, England. He studied film making in Moscow in the 1930's with the Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein, and spent the last twenty years of his life as director of the Center for Soviet and East European Studies in the Performing Arts at Southern IllinoisUniversity in Carbondale. He had retired there in 1979 as distinguished professor of Soviet Literature and Theater Arts.

Mr. Marshall also founded theatrical groups, served as director of the Old Vic Theater in London, was a consultant on theatrical architecture, and produced films and directed plays in the Soviet Union, England, Spain, India and the United States. His films include "Thunder Rock," in 1942, starring Michael Redgrave, and "Tinker," which won the Edinburgh Festival Film Award in 1949. He also translated scores of Russian poems, plays and short stories and wrote more than a dozen books and screenplays, including his book on Ira Aldridge: "The Negro Tragedian". He died in 1991 at the age of 85 in Cowfold, West Sussex, England. He was survived by his wife Fredda Brilliant, a Polish-born actress and sculptor.

Subject/Index Terms

Aldridge, Ira Frederick, d. 1867.
Marshall, Herbert, 1906-1991

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 package

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Preferred Citation: [Item], Herbert Marshall Collection of Ira Aldridge, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Folder 1: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian InventoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Introduction, 2 versionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapters I-IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapters V-VIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapters VIII-XIAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapters XII-XVIAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapters II-VAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapters VI-VIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapter VII, 2 draftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapter XVIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Ira Aldridge: The Negro Tragedian Chapter XVIII, 3 draftsAdd to your cart.
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