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John Henry December 30, 1939
Starring Paul Robeson in the title role at the Colonial Theatre in Boston. The show opened on Broadway 11 days later on January 10th, 1940 at the 44th Street Theatre. Despite its short run this was the show that marked the beginning of Eileen Darby's Theatre photography career, the images of which were her first published in the NY Times Photo Section in 1940 by photo editor Victor Talley.
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Othello August 30, 1943
Rehearsals for the most celebrated American revival of Othello in the 20th century, starring Paul Robeson as Othello, Uta Hagen as Desdemona, and Josť Ferrer as Iago. Staged by Margaret Webster.
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Othello September 18, 1943
Margaret Webster and the Theatre Guild's presentation of Othello, starring Paul Robeson in the title role, Uta Hagen as Desdemona, and Jose Ferrar as Iago, in what would become Broadway's longest running staging of the Shakespearean classic at 296 performances. It was a particularly unusual performance in that the role of the Moor, Othello, was played by an African-American on a Broadway stage. It received rave reviews, lauding Robeson, Ferrar, and Hagen equally.
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