We hope this finds you well and if you’re in the Northeast, we hope you survived the latest (4th!) nor’easter!
We thought we’d take a moment today to share with you one of our most popular posts on our Newsletter—that is of a photo we have of Paul Robeson dressed as Othello.
We originally shared this with you in January 2015, so we thought it was a great time to re-share for all of our members, including new members who have subscribed to our Newsletter since then!
Philip & Marilyn
This Throwback Thursday features a great photo of Paul Robeson in his garb as the well-known character of Othello, which The Theatre Guild produced on Broadway in 1943-1944.
Robeson’s portrayal of Othello was so masterful and well-performed that John Dover Wilson—one of the premier Shakespeare critics at the time—commented that Robeson’s Othello was the best performance of the century!
When I was about 10 years old, I used to spend wonderful times wrestling and playing with Paul’s son, Paul Jr.!
Paul broke through so many barriers coming from the son of a former slave, and knowing him and his family was indeed an honor!