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The Emperor Jones

Summary
1958 ABC Television production for ITV of The Emperor Jones by Eugene O’Neill.
Theatre play
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O’Neill [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 30 March 1958
Time
9.30-10.50pm
Series
Armchair Theatre
Channel
ITV
Production company
ABC Television (1955-1968)

Credits

Producer
William Kotcheff
Playwright
Eugene O’Neill
Adapted for Television by
Terry Southern
Designer
Timothy O’Brien
Choreographer
Boscoe Holder
Dancer
David Biraza
Dancer
Cleo Dupont
Dancer
Harold Holness
Dancer
Bari Johnson
Dancer
Rita Lester
Dancer
Raymond McClean
Dancer
Jimmy Moore
Dancer
Chief Odongo
Dancer
Bill Patterson
Advisor
W. H. Nichols
Advisor
A. Oldham
Executive Producer
Dennis Vance
Cast
Frank BlainePrison Guard
Van BoolenAuctioneer
Harry H. CorbettSmithers
Astley HarveyCool Charlie
Rashidi OnikoviLem
Stan SimmonsPrison Guard
Connie SmithOld Woman
Kenneth SpencerBrutus Jones

Additional details

Notes
Cast and credits as published in the RT are here supplemented from the end credits of the recording.
Play tags
American drama; crime; race relations; West Indies, as theme or setting

Audiovisual sources

Title
The Emperor Jones (ITV, 1958)
Archive
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Access

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Print sources

Title
From Edward Albee to Tennessee Williams: American Drama on the British Small Screen (Blog article)
Author/creator
Amanda Wrigley (Author)
Reference
http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/american-drama, published 20 June 2014
Title
The Armchair Theatre: How to Write, Design, Direct, Act and Enjoy Television Plays (Book)
Reference
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959
Linking notes
pp. 108-9
Title
TV Times, 28 March 1958 (Magazine)
Linking notes
article, p. 20; listing, p. 25

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