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The politics of Paul Robeson's Othello

Author: Lindsey R Swindall
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Series: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
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Lindsey R. Swindall 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 performances took place in London in 1930, on Broadway in 1943, and in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1959. All three of the productions, when considered together, provide an intriguing glimpse into Robeson's artistry  Read more...
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Biography
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Swindall, Lindsey R., 1977-
Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2011
(DLC) 2010022783
(OCoLC)609721676
Named Person: Paul Robeson; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsey R Swindall
ISBN: 9781604738254 1604738251
OCLC Number: 682623265
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 233 p.) : ill.
Contents: An introduction to Shakespeare's Othello --
Robeson's professional debut as Othello --
A burgeoning political consciousness : Robeson in the 1930s --
Robeson's Othello on Broadway --
"I give of my talents to the people" : Robeson's politics in the 1940s --
Robeson, Othello, and the politics of the Cold War --
Robeson at Stratford.
Series Title: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Responsibility: Lindsey R. Swindall.

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Lindsey R. Swindall 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 performances took place in London in 1930, on Broadway in 1943, and in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1959. All three of the productions, when considered together, provide an intriguing glimpse into Robeson's artistry as well as his political activism.

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