Existing comment: "Othello"

"Soft you. A word or two before you go.
I have done the state some service, and they know 't.
No more of that I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice."

–William Shakespeare

Paul Robeson's 1943 Broadway performance in Othello set the record for the longest running of a Shakespeare play on Broadway with 299 performances.
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