Experimental O’Neill

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Artist: Eugene O'Neill

Year: 1920's

Date of Action:

Region: North America


Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Performance Art

Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: "Even before its May 1924 premiere, the play made headlines. Reporting that a white actress would appear alongside a black actor — and that she would kiss his hand — newspapers warned of race riots."

The Incident: Created controversy.

Results of Incident: {{{description_of_result}}}

Source: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/oneill-controversial-play/


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