Black Dwarf,  1 (1817), 48.

Drury Lane





Electricity, Race, Radicalism

    Reports that the play 'Oroonoko' contains so much about 'liberty, and the right even of blacks to be free' that the reporter is 'afraid the Managers will get sent to prison'. Relates the 'force of reality' given to the play by the actors. Reports that when one actor addressed the slave, 'who cursed himself and his masters, for having been some years in bondage', his question '"And do you only curse?" went like electricity through every bosom'.

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