Paul Robeson

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Eric Levy obituary
Other lives: Activist and human rights campaigner who travelled to Iraq as a ‘human shield’

Stefan Simanowitz

20, Nov, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Lost portrait of black actor and rights campaigner Paul Robeson to go on show
Glyn Philpot’s 1930 painting of actor playing Othello at Savoy one of several portrayals of people of colour in Chichester exhibition

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

08, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The week in theatre: The Secret River; La Reprise; 8 Hotels – review
English settlers terrorise Indigenous Australians in an unflinching production from Sydney

Clare Brennan

11, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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8 Hotels review – Paul Robeson drama lifts curtain on a racist America
Based on a true story, a new play tracks a backstage affair with big repercussions for Robeson, played perfectly by Tory Kittles

Michael Billington

08, Aug, 2019 @10:05 AM

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No Way But This by Jeff Sparrow – in search of Paul Robeson
Singer, actor, socialist hero, Paul Robeson made a huge impact on leftists around the world

Nadifa Mohamed

14, Jul, 2018 @10:59 AM

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Ariel Levy, Krissy Kneen, Cat Marnell – literary highlights for Australia in March
Shadowy cults, Paul Robeson-inspired travelogues, stories of rape and reconciliation, and a Booker prize winner are coming to bookstores this month

Lucy Clark, Stephanie Convery and Steph Harmon

18, Mar, 2017 @10:17 PM

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Paul Robeson's songs and deeds light the way for the fight against Trump | Jeff Sparrow
The great American radical showed how ordinary people mattered more than stars – a lesson today’s celebrities could do with learning

Jeff Sparrow

20, Feb, 2017 @3:57 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about roots
This week’s playlist takes us through the ages, with songs from Elvis, Grace Jones, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen

Marco den Ouden

07, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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If black lives matter in Australia, it's time we owned up to our history | Jeff Sparrow
Australia’s frontier had cruelty to rival the US south. That’s why a racialised insult against Adam Goodes has more power than a comment on Andrew Bolt’s blog

Jeff Sparrow

07, Aug, 2015 @4:37 AM

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Othello: the role that entices and enrages actors of all skin colours
The RSC’s new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy has a black Iago in Lucian Msamati while Hugh Quarshie is battling with the lead role of the wise yet murderous Moor. But is the play even about race?

Andrew Dickson

10, Jun, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs with deep voices | Peter Kimpton
How low can you go? Contralto to basso profundo, name songs featuring male or female voices with depth, as much in quality and expression, as pitch, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

14, May, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Family life: Dad making like a monkey, Ol’ Man River by Paul Robeson and chocolate cherry pudding
Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes

13, Dec, 2014 @6:30 AM

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