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The Emperor Jones

Summary
1953 BBC production of The Emperor Jones by Eugene O’Neill.
Theatre play
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O’Neill [more information]
Date of transmission
Tuesday 7 July 1953
Time
9.30-10.30pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Alvin Rakoff
Playwright
Eugene O’Neill
Music
Billy Shalanki ('percussion by Billy Shalanki and his Group’)
Choreographer
Boscoe Holder
Cast
Cecil BrockThe Prison Guard
John HarrisonLen Griffin
Gordon Heath (1918-1991)Brutus Jones
Boscoe HolderThe Congo Witch-doctor
Dan JacksonJeff
Connie SmithAn Old Native Woman
Harry TowbThe Auctioneer
Neil WilsonHenry Smithers

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
American drama; crime; race relations; West Indies, as theme or setting

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 3 July 1953 (Magazine)
Linking notes
illustrated listing, p. 24; article, p. 13

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