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An in-depth study of the major plays of African American playwright August Wilson : vernacularizing the blues on stage

Author: Qun Wang, Ph. D.
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©1999.
Series: Black studies, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the playwright August Wilson, emphasizing his African-American language forms, histories and identities, and his linguistic and metaphoric borrowing from the blues. It also examines  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: August Wilson; August Wilson; August Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Qun Wang, Ph. D.
ISBN: 0773479422 9780773479425 0889462208 9780889462205
OCLC Number: 41662546
Description: x, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Historical context and theoretical framing --
Towards the poetization of the "Field of manners" : August Wilson's contribution to the American theater --
Ma Rainey's Black bottom : music as cultural metaphor --
Fences : sports, prejudice, and the American dream --
Joe Turner's come and gone : religion and individual choice --
The piano lesson : history, cultural legacy, and family heritage --
Two trains running : business adventures and political agenda --
Seven guitars: social injustice and its consequences.
Series Title: Black studies, v. 6.
Responsibility: Qun Wang.

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