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The piano lesson

Author: Charles S Dutton; Alfre Woodard; Lloyd Richards; August Wilson; Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Republic Pictures, 1995.
Series: Hallmark Hall of Fame.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Television plays
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles S Dutton; Alfre Woodard; Lloyd Richards; August Wilson; Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.
ISBN: 0782004490 9780782004496
OCLC Number: 33097589
Notes: Based on the play by August Wilson.
Originally produced for television broadcast.
Stereo.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Rated PG.
Credits: Executive producers, Richard Welsh, Craig Anderson ; producer, August Wilson ; co-producer, Brent Shields ; teleplay, August Wilson ; director, Lloyd Richards.
Cast: Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon, Tommy Hollis, Lou Myers, Courtney B. Vance.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Hallmark Hall of Fame.
Other Titles: August Wilson's
August Wilson's The piano lesson
Responsibility: Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.

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August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past.

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