The Emperor Jones Fun Activities

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Casting Exercise I

What questions would you ask of someone who was auditioning for the role of the crocodile? What kind of performance would you want to see from them?

Costume Exercise I

How would you costume the witch doctor? What sources would you consult in designing this costume?

Costume Exercise II

How would you represent the crocodile on stage? With a full-body suit for an actor? Or would you do it abstractly?

Casting Exercise II

Who would you cast for the roles in this play? Who in the class? What professional actors?


Bring a tom-tom and devote a few minutes to playing it softly, then louder and louder, as it progresses throughout the play. What effect does it have?


What are students superstitious about? What will they do to avoid 'curses' or 'jinxes'? Ask students what foundation they have for their superstitious customs (like knocking...

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