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Paul Robeson 1898-1976

Synopsis
Television documentary on the life and work of Paul Robeson, narrated by Brewster Mason. The programme focuses on civil rights and racial issues. Earle Hyman talks about the atmosphere in New York when he kissed Desdemona; Ossie Davis talks about his Othello; Alfie Bass speaks of compering a relayed concert when Robeson was not allowed to leave the United States and Andrew Faulds MP recalls seeing Robeson’s Othello in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Series
Lively Arts
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
civil rights; race relations; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Black actors; Robeson, Paul (1898-1976)

Credits

Contributor
Andrew Faulds; Brewster Mason; Dai Francis; Earl Robinson; Earle Hyman; Elizabeth Welch; Flora Robson; Herbert Marshall; Ossie Davis; Paul, Jnr Robeson; Peggy Ashcroft

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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