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All God's Chillun Got Wings (Shvartse Geto), 1924

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All God's Chillun Got Wings (Shvartse Geto), 1924


This item is a review by Zalmen Reyzen of the Vilna Troupe's adaptation of Eugene O' Neill's All God's Chillun Got Wings, an Expressionist play about miscegenation inspired from an old negro spiritual. Arguably one of O'Neill's most controversial of plays, it starred Paul Robeson in the premiere, in which he portrayed the black husband of an abusive white woman, who, resenting her husband's skin color, destroys his promising career as a lawyer.


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“All God's Chillun Got Wings (Shvartse Geto), 1924,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed February 29, 2024, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/2948.
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