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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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Robeson’s Professional Debut as Othello

Robeson’s Professional Debut as Othello

(p.26) Chapter Two Robeson’s Professional Debut as Othello
The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

Lindsey R. Swindall

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines Robeson’s first portrayal of Othello in London in 1930, including the critical reception of the play and the obstacles that inhibited this from being a successful production overall. This experience was crucial to Robeson’s growth as an artist and the development of his cultural theory.

Keywords:   Paul Robeson, African American actors, London, cultural theory

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