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The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello$
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Lindsey R. Swindall

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738247

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello
Author(s):

Lindsey R. Swindall

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.003.0001

This introductory chapter first describes Paul Robeson’s early career and his political activism. It then considers the role of the artist in times of crisis, based on the development of Robeson’s maturity as a politically minded artist, as depicted through his three Othello productions. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Paul Robeson, African American actor, Othello, political activism

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