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Emperor Jones
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Emperor Jones
Description
Paul Robeson as Brutus Jones. The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist Eugene O'Neill which tells the tale of Brutus Jones, an African-American man who kills a man, goes to prison, escapes to a Caribbean island, and sets himself up as emperor. The play recounts his story in flashbacks as Brutus makes his way through the forest in an attempt to escape former subjects who have rebelled against him.
Creator.Persons
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
Emperor Jones
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1...
American drama -- 20th ...
 
Title
Emperor Jones
Description
Charles S. Gilpin as Emperor Jones in one of the first racially integrated casts in American theater history. The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist Eugene O'Neill which tells the tale of Brutus Jones, an African-American man who kills a man, goes to prison, escapes to a Caribbean island, and sets himself up as emperor. The play recounts his story in flashbacks as Brutus makes his way through the forest in an attempt to escape former subjects who have rebelled against him.
Creator.Persons
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
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