Taras Shevchenko and Ira Aldridge

“A newly staged play in New York City focusing on the unlikely friendship between Ukraine’s national poet Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) and the African American actor Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) provides a good opportunity to revisit this remarkable story and its illustration of the symbolic relationship between Ukraine and the United States of America.”

http://odessareview.com/symbolic-friendship-taras-shevchenko-ira-aldridge-odessa-ukraine/

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