THE SABLE SERIES: The History of Black Shakespearean Actors © 2014

Manhattan Borough Preseident Gale Brewer and Councilmember Inez E. Dickens joined the Harlem Shakespeare Festival and the Harlem Community for our ENCORE PERFORMANCE of THE SABLE SERIES: The History of Black Shakespearean Actors starring the award winning classical actors and singers Dathan B. Williams, Debra Ann Byrd and Julius Hollingsworth as they pay tribute to three Black Shakespearean actors who left an indelible mark on the American Theatre and even filled the houses of many international theatres as well.

THE LEGACY CONTINUES! … The evening’s special performance of poetry and song features the work of Paul Lawrence Dunbar with
monologues and scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Antony & Cleopatra, Richard III, and Othello, along with moving
spirituals, and the songs of Paul Robeson. Many know the contributions of Robeson and even Aldridge, But Do You Know Henrietta Vinton
Davis (The Celebrated Shakespearean Tragedienne who later became the right hand of Marcus Garvey). Many Thanks to all our patrons!


The History of Black Shakespearean Actors

Written by: Debra Ann Byrd & Dathan B. Williams
Costume Design: Gail Cooper-Hecht
Sound Design: David Wright
Producer: Debra Ann Byrd /Take Wing And Soar Productions
Producer: Voza Rivers/ New Heritage Theatre Group

Dathan B. Williams ... Ira Aldridge
Debra Ann Byrd ... Henrietta Vinton Davis
Julius Hollingsworth ... Paul Robeson


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