Wednesday, April 11, 2012

John Malveaux: 'Paul Robeson born April 9, 1898'

[Paul Robeson]

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Paul Robeson's Broadway Othello, directed by Margaret Webster, ran from 1943 to 1945. It presented a black actor in the title role for the first time in the 20th century. It remains the longest running Shakespeare play ever staged in the United States. This audio taping was recorded in studio during the summer of 1944 and is available in its entirety from Pearl Plays & Poets (Pavilion Records). Act V, Scene 2.

“Othello - Paul Robeson
Desdemona - Uta Hagen
Iago - Jose Ferrer
Emilia - Edith King
Cassio - Alexander Scourby”

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