Date of Award

Summer 8-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

David Hoover

Second Advisor

John Neisler

Third Advisor

Henry Griffin


The body of this thesis is a documentation of the process of creating the character of Brutus Jones in Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones, including research, character analysis, rehearsal journal, list of actions and activities, and the play. The Emperor Jones was produced by the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana in the fall of 2020. Due to the Coronavirus, all actors and crew were tested and masked during rehearsals and filming. The play was filmed in the Robert E. Nims theatre and presented online on the evenings of November 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th, and the 28th in the year 2020.


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