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The piano lesson

Author: August Wilson
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, ©1990.
Series: Plume drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned his most haunting and dramatic work yet. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic drama
Drama
Historical drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: August Wilson
ISBN: 0452265347 9780452265349
OCLC Number: 21676170
Notes: Cast: 5 men, 3 women.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize in Drama, 1990
Description: 108 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Plume drama.
Responsibility: by August Wilson.
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Set in 1936, The Piano Lesson is a powerful new play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. A sister and brother fight over a piano that has been in the family  Read more...

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play "Heart-stopping... The play's real music is in the language... Mr. Wilson's most virtuosic Read more...

 
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