Theatre: Negro Othello

Negro "Othello"

Paul Robeson, honored Negro actor in London last week gave his first performances of Othello. Audiences approved his making the character an Ethiopian and the play a Negro tragedy. Peggy Ashcroft, his white "Desdemona," he fondled and kissed. But if and where he takes the play to the U. S. he will cut that "business." Anticipated he: "The audience might get rough, in fact might become very, dangerous."


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