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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

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

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738247.003.0003

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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