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The piano lesson

Author: Lloyd RichardsCharles S DuttonAlfre WoodardCarl GordonTommy HollisAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Hallmark Home Entertainment, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : 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: Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd Richards; Charles S Dutton; Alfre Woodard; Carl Gordon; Tommy Hollis; Lou Myers; Courtney B Vance; August Wilson; Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.; Hallmark Home Entertainment (Firm); Family Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 51333365
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the play by August Wilson.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1995.
Special features: production notes; biographies.
Credits: 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 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital surround.
Other Titles: August Wilson's The piano lesson
Responsibility: Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc. ; producer, August Wilson ; co-producer, Brent Shields ; teleplay, August Wilson ; director, Lloyd Richards.

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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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