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August Wilson

a literary companion
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McFarland & Co. , Jefferson, N.C
Wilson, August -- Criticism and interpretation., Historical drama, American -- History and criticism., African Americans in litera
StatementMary Ellen Snodgrass.
SeriesMcFarland literary companion series ;, 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3573.I45677 Z89 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 266 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3292102M
ISBN 100786419032
LC Control Number2004009594

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August Wilson () authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II and Radio Golf.

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African-American playwright August Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for his play Fences, and earned a second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson.

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August Wilson, original name Frederick August Kittel, (born April 27,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died October 2,Seattle, Washington), American playwright, author of a cycle of plays, each set in a different decade of the 20th century, about black American life.

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AUGUST WiLSON 2 EXT. WYLIE AVENUE, THE HILL, PITTSBURGH— EARLY SEPTEMBER—MORNING The rear of the garbage truck, god’s point of view: Troy Maxson and Jim Bono hang on to either side of the truck as it heads toward its next collection point.

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Troy is fifty-three years old, a large man with thick, heavy hands; it is. Playwright August Wilson was born on April 27, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His experiences of living in a primarily black community and then being the only black student in his class at a Roman Catholic high school would inform his dramatic writings.

He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and continued his education on his own.4/5(7). Feb 26,  · Patti Hartigan, a former theater critic for the Boston Globe, has been signed to write the first major biography of August Wilson, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and one of the.

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August Wilson, –, American playwright and poet, b. Pittsburgh as Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Largely self-educated, Wilson first attracted wide critical attention with his Broadway debut, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (), a play set in that dramatizes the clash between the blues diva and a member of her band and the larger conflicts brought about by racist American society.

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His first play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best new play More about August Wilson. August Wilson was Voted the #39 Favorite Author of the 20th Century. August Wilson was born Frederick August Kittel to Daisy Wilson, an African American whose parents came from North Carolina, and Frederick Kittel, a red-haired baker who emigrated from Bohemia, Germany at August Wilson is the most influential and successful African American playwright writing today.

Jan 05,  · What “Fences” Misses About Adapting Plays for the Screen. By Richard Brod y. Denzel Washington’s film “Fences,” an adaptation of the .Gem of the Ocean is the play that begins it all.

Set in Pittsburgh, it is chronologically the first work in August Wilson's decade-by-decade cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century--an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Fences and The Piano Lesson.

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