The Last Othello

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

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