James Earl Jones is excellent playing Paul Robeson in this one-man show
Having spent the last several days watching and reviewing the remaining films of Paul Robeson I hadn't seen, I have now watched the one-man show about him as enacted by James Earl Jones. Jones is quite charismatic as Robeson whether talking about Paul's accomplishments and trials concerning his outspokenness or singing the songs that made him famous including Robeson's signature "Ol' Man River" with the changed lyrics outside of the musical Show Boat. We also see him discuss his days at Rutgers playing football, at Columbia University studying law, at a law practice where he gets no opportunities, his courtship and marriage to Eslanda, and his confrontation with a senator about his loyalty oath about whether he's a communist. Jones gave a magnificent performance and does Robeson proud with it! So on that note, I highly recommend this taped performance called Paul Robeson. It's available on DVD which I ordered from Netflix for rent.
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