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August Wilson (1945–2005)

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Playwright August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 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 visa mer and continued his education on his own. Wilson wrote a ten play cycle that chronicles each decade of the black experience in the 20th century. Each of his plays focuses on what he perceived as the largest issue to confront African-Americans in that decade. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Fences and Piano Lesson, the best play Tony Award for Fences, and seven New York Drama Critics' Circle awards. He also received the Whiting Foundation Award, the American Theatre Critics Award, the 1999 National Humanities Medal awarded by the President, and numerous honorary degrees. He died of liver cancer on October 2, 2005 at the age of 60. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av August Wilson

Fences (1986) — Författare — 1,741 exemplar
The Piano Lesson (1990) 891 exemplar
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984) 456 exemplar
Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1988) 418 exemplar
Seven Guitars (1996) 220 exemplar
Two Trains Running (1993) 219 exemplar
Jitney (1982) 161 exemplar
Gem of the Ocean (2006) 158 exemplar
King Hedley II (2005) 127 exemplar
Radio Golf (2008) 121 exemplar
Fences [2016 film] (2016) — Författare — 115 exemplar
August Wilson: Three Plays (1991) 48 exemplar
August Wilson Century Cycle (2007) 32 exemplar
The Piano Lesson [1995 TV movie] (1995) — Original play — 11 exemplar

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Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 164 exemplar
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar
The Creative Spirit: An Introduction to Theatre (1632) — Bidragsgivare — 74 exemplar
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Bidragsgivare — 43 exemplar
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 30 exemplar
Best American Plays: Ninth Series, 1983-1992 (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar


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What a beautifully written, powerful play. My daughter will be reading this in her English class next week--she let me read it ahead of time and I'm so glad I did.
lschiff | 17 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2023 |
I read this play at the same time as Hansberry's _A Raisin in the Sun_. I will be reading this with my 11th graders in the coming weeks, and _Raisin_ with my 9th graders. It is interesting to see how these two plays depict the African-American experience in the 1950's, on the verge of the civil rights movement, in cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago. Both plays have at their center the character of a conflicted black male patriarch, whose struggle with his identity ends up destroying the dreams of their families. Troy Maxson, a former Negro league baseball player, spitefully keeps his son from pursuing a college football scholarship, passing his own frustrations down to the next generation.… (mer)
jonbrammer | 17 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
This Is a very interesting read about Black families and their specific struggles and connection to enslavement. This story follows a family who finds an interesting marking from an enslaved family member. This story definitely has strong works and interesting themes. This story is a strong read for African-American students if they would like stories that specifically follow black households and their struggles with classifications and issues that may arise when it come to race and identity.
TUscript | 11 andra recensioner | May 21, 2023 |
I read this quickly. I had seen the film version [edited] which was excellent, starring Mrs. Davis and Mr. Washington. Lots of uncovering of hidden personal traumas and new ways of coping amongst the various characters. Many good and charming stage effects are put into play here. The short Introduction by Lloyd Richards (Director of the Opening Night, New Haven production) emphasized Wilson's exposition of four generations of black Americans retold by Troy Maxson.
sacredheart25 | 17 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2023 |



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