January - March 1998
One of America's most distinguished living playwrights, August Wilson has been hailed by The New York Times as "a major writer, combining a poet's ear..., a robust sense of humor..., a sure instinct for...dramatic incident and passionate commitment to a great subject." His plays — Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running and Seven Guitars — have been honored with numerous awards, including a Tony and two Pulitzer Prizes. Exploring the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th Century, his cycle of plays forms a cultural chronicle, the potency and clarity of which mark August Wilson as an eloquent voice in contemporary American literature.
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