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August Wilson

Author: Tony KnoxMelvyn BraggAugust WilsonLondon Weekend Television (Firm)RM Arts (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, [2004]
Series: DVD collection (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, Rob Penny, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from his plays "Jitney," "Ma  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Filmed interviews
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: August Wilson; August Wilson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Knox; Melvyn Bragg; August Wilson; London Weekend Television (Firm); RM Arts (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 57140761
Notes: "Distributed worldwide by RM Associates."
"Licensed worldwide by RM Associates"--Container.
Originally produced for television in 1990 as a segment of the television program: The South Bank Show.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences: FFH 10089 (disc label); 10089 (container front); 10089-KS (label on container).
Credits: Cameraman, Martin Hailey ; film editor, John Street.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Series Title: DVD collection (Princeton, N.J.)
Other Titles: August Wilson : the American dream, in black and white
South Bank show (Television program)
Responsibility: LWT ; produced & directed by Tony Knox ; edited & presented by Melvyn Bragg.

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, Rob Penny, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from his plays "Jitney," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Fences," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," and "Two Trains Running" reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose.

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