Christophe; a tragedy in prose of imperial Haiti


A scene from the play Christophe by William Edgar Easton

A scene from the play Christophe by William Edgar Easton

Christophe; a tragedy in prose of imperial Haiti

Henrietta Vinton Davis staged, directed and acted in William Edgar Easton’s play, “Christophe” on April 3, 1912 at the Lenox Casino in Harlem, New York City.  It was the second collaboration between the two, having staged a production of Easton’s Dessalines in Chicago during 1893.

Although the leading actress of African ancestry in the United States, in order for her to appear in reputable plays it was necessary that she direct, write and act in plays which she produced.

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