A Drama in One Act
1 M 2 F. 38 minutes.
Paul Robeson and Uta Hagen former lovers who once headlined the longest running Shakespeare ever on Broadway, and who spent a large portion of their careers on "The HUAC Blacklist," meet backstage 20 years later, just before Robeson's last performance of Othello at Stratford-on-Avon. A poignant portrait of the most powerful influence for political change in the history of Black America, The Last Othello gives a shattering insight into Paul Robeson in his later years - a Promethean figure who ultimately became a casualty to his own courage and unwillingness to bend.
* Published in 2009 by JAC Publications