Brother to Dragons

In 1811, the nephews of American President and Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, savagely murdered a slave. Based on Robert Penn Warren's poetic drama, "Brother to Dragons" offers a fictional account of what led to the murder. While focusing primarily on the perpetrators, the edgy drama also contemplates Jefferson's silence on the crime.

1975, Drama, 90 minutes, Color

Cast: Richard Kneeland, Pamela Payton-Wright


Written by: Robert Penn Warren adapting a work by Robert Penn Warren

Music by: Richard Cumming

Directed by: Adrian Hall


Produced by: Ken Campbell

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1975


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