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The piano lesson

Author: August WilsonLloyd RichardsEd BernardIsiah Whitlock, Jr.Michael JayceAll authors
Publisher: 1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The play opens in Pittsburg, 1936. The piano sits in the living room of Doaker Charles and his wife, Bernice. The instrument whose facade is covered with carvings depicting figures from African history, is used by her daughter, Maretha to take the lessons that her mother hopes will lead the girl to a career performing classical music. Bernice's brother, Boy Willie, visits from Mississippi and makes a request. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: August Wilson; Lloyd Richards; Ed Bernard; Isiah Whitlock, Jr.; Michael Jayce; L Scott Caldwell; Danyele Gossett; Danny Robinson Clark; Rosalyn Coleman; American Conservatory Theater.
OCLC Number: 430368058
Notes: Title and performance information from program.
From the Theatre Film Archive collection.
Credits: Directed by Lloyd Richards ; scenic design by E. David Cosier, Jr. ; lighting desing by Christopher Akerling ; costume design by Constanza Romero.
Cast: Ed Bernard (Doaker), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Boy Willie), Mi chael Jayce (Lymon), L. Scott Caldwell (Berniece), Danyele Gossett (Maretha), Abdul Salaam El Razzac (Avery), Danny Robinson Clark (Wining boy), Rosalyn Coleman (Grace).
Event notes: Videotaped on October 23, 1991.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (150 min.) : sd., col., SP ; 1/2 in. viewing copy + program.
Responsibility: play by August Wilson ; the American Conservatory Theater presents.

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"The play opens in Pittsburg, 1936. The piano sits in the living room of Doaker Charles and his wife, Bernice. The instrument whose facade is covered with carvings depicting figures from African history, is used by her daughter, Maretha to take the lessons that her mother hopes will lead the girl to a career performing classical music. Bernice's brother, Boy Willie, visits from Mississippi and makes a request. He has the chance to acquire a patch of plantation land back in the south-the same land his ancestors worked as slaves. But to raise the money to buy the land, Boy Willie must convince Bernice to part with the treasured piano."--San Francisco Chronicle, October 6, 1991.

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