May 19, 2012

And performed.  Here, the actor Paul Robeson, photographed in his role as Othello, in the 1943-44 Theater Guild production in New York City,  directed by Margaret Webster. As Miles Jefferson wrote in a Phylon review, “His emergence from the Shubert Theater, where ‘Othello’ was housed in New York, into the fabulous Shubert Alley was the cue for the onslaughts of the autograph hounds and the curious star-worshippers.”


Portrait by Carl Van Vechten of Paul Robeson as Othello.  From the Carl Van Vechten Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.  Published with permission of the Van Vechten Trust.

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