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‘An enthralling glimpse into America’s tawdry past’: 8 HOTELS – Chichester

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Anne CoxLeave a Comment

There are probably not many people left alive who remember the controversial coast to coast US tour of Othello from 1944. It was remarkable for two reasons. Singer and political firebrand, Paul ‘Ol’ Man River’ Robeson was playing the lead and, as a black man, he was sharing the stage with a white, Desdemona.