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Robeson’s Othello on Broadway

Lindsey R. Swindall

in The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738247
eISBN:
9781604738254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the significance of Robeson’s historic portrayal of Othello on the Broadway stage during World War II. The importance of this revival was embedded not only in the conscious ... More


The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

Lindsey R. Swindall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738247
eISBN:
9781604738254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book examines the historical and political context of acclaimed African American actor Paul Robeson’s three portrayals of Shakespeare’s Othello in the United Kingdom and the United States. These ... More


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