March 25, 2022

26. The Black Booth: Part Two

26. The Black Booth: Part Two

John A. Arneaux plays "Richard III" at the Academy of Music, then mysteriously exits the American stage. His co-star, the actor Henri Strange, remains - and strives to create a Shakespeare theater for Philadelphia's Black audiences. The second half of a two-part story.


John A. Arneaux plays "Richard III" at the Academy of Music, then mysteriously exits the American stage. His co-star, the actor Henri Strange, remains - and strives to create a Shakespeare theater for Philadelphia's Black audiences. The second half of a two-part story.

Guest Voices
John A. Arneaux: Aaron Bell
Reporter: Bill Van Horn
R. Henri Strange: Davon Johnson
Young Woman: Journee Lutz

Transition and background music for this episode was from the album:The Music of Francis Johnson and His Contemporaries; Early 19th Century Black Composers, performed on original instruments by The Chestnut Band Company & Friends - Diane Monroe, violin, conducted by Tamara Brooks.

Additional music from The New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak, recorded by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, 1956.

For additional  images and information see our website's blog post and bibliography: "The Happy Possessor of a Noble Ambition": https://www.aithpodcast.com/blog/the-happy-possessor-of-a-noble-ambition-blog-post-and-bibliography-for-episode-26/

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