Anna Christie & The Emperor Jones: two plays

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Paperback, 130 pages ISBN: 9781854591012Publication Date:
8 Aug 1991
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Anna Christie & The Emperor Jones: two plays

By Eugene O'Neill

Paperback £12.99£10.39

Two compelling and thought-provoking plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers.

Anna Christie
Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness charts one woman’s longing to forget the dark secrets of her past and hope for salvation.

Exiled from her home by the Old Devil Sea to the inland plains, Anna Christie’s life changed for ever at just five years of age. Fifteen years later, she is reunited with the father who sent her away, and sets sail in search of a new beginning.

Anna Christie was first staged at the Vanderbilt Theater, New York, in November 1921. Its first London production was at the Strand Theatre in April 1923.

The Emperor Jones
An expressionistic chronicle of a black dictator's flight from his oppressed subjects.

Brutus Jones rules his island's citizens from his opulent palace with tyrannical ease – until the day that they all disappear. They have retreated to the hills, following their former native leader Lem, and plan to revolt. It is time for the Emperor to make good his escape.

The Emperor Jones was first performed at the Playwrights' Theater, New York, in November 1920. Its UK premiere was at the Ambassadors' Theatre, London, in September 1925.

This edition includes a full introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

Press Quotes

'The first serious American play about black experience... a historic landmark and a shattering piece of theatre'

Guardian on 'The Emperor Jones'

'There is a raw vigour and humanity in Anna Christie that few other dramatists can match'

Telegraph on 'Anna Christie'

'O'Neill is like an American Shakespeare, the father of American drama'

New York Times

Staging:Multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 130 pages ISBN: 9781854591012Publication Date:
8 Aug 1991
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

Desire Under the Elms
Anna Christie
The Emperor Jones
Long Day's Journey into Night
The Great God Brown
A Moon for the Misbegotten
A Touch of the Poet
Strange Interlude
The Iceman Cometh
The Hairy Ape
The Hairy Ape & All God's Chillun Got Wings
All God's Chillun Got Wings
Ah! Wilderness
Mourning Becomes Electra
Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown

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