The Emperor Jones
Artist: Eugene O’Neill
Date of Action:
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Film Video
Description of Artwork: Cinema
The Incident: The Emperor Jones stereotypes the Negro as beset with shiftiness, treachery, superstitions and an intractable inferiority complex that is not imagined but innate. The downfall of his Emperor is assured by genetics and fate as he descends into madness. The play seems to be saying: "know your place".
Results of Incident: Not provided yet.