Paul Robeson's Othello at the Savoy Theatre, 1930

  title={Paul Robeson's Othello at the Savoy Theatre, 1930},
  author={Michael A. Morrison},
  journal={New Theatre Quarterly},
  pages={114 - 140}
Paul Robeson's Othello, first seen in London during the season of 1929–30, stands as a high-water mark of twentieth-century Shakespearean interpretation. Robeson was the first actor of African descent to appear in an extended-run Shakespearean production at a leading West End venue (Ira Aldridge, whose last London appearance came sixty-five years earlier, had made only three brief appearances at major London theatres). Here, Michael A. Morrison examines the circumstances surrounding Robeson's… 
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