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Conversations with August Wilson / edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Mary C. Hartig

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Bryer, Jackson R  Search this
Hartig, Mary C  Search this
Wilson, August  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 260 p. ; 23 cm
20th century
Includes index.
An interview with August Wilson / Kim Powers -- August Wilson's bottomless blackness / Michael Feingold -- August Wilson / David Savran -- Cool August : Mr. Wilson's red-hot blues / Dinah Livingston -- August Wilson : playwright / Bill Moyers -- Hurdling fences / Dennis Watlington -- Black aesthetic : a conversation with playwright August Wilson / Abiola Sinclair -- August Wilson : an interview / Vera Sheppard -- August Wilson explains his dramatic vision : an intervier / Sandra G. Shannon -- The historical perspective : an interview with August Wilson / Richard Pettengill -- Men, women, and culture : a conversation with August Wilson / Nathan L. Grant -- August Wilson : bard of the blues / Carol Rosen -- An interview with August Wilson / Bonnie Lyons -- August Wilson on playwriting : an interview / Elisabeth J. Heard -- Interview with August Wilson / Herb Boyd -- A conversation with August Wilson / Sandra G. Shannon and Dana A. Williams -- A 10-play odyssey continues with Gem of the ocean / Maureen Dezell
Publisher description: Collects a selection of the many interviews Wilson gave from 1984 to 2004. In the interviews, the playwright covers at length and in detail his plays and his background. He comments as well on such subjects as the differences between African Americans and whites, his call for more black theater companies, and his belief that African Americans made a mistake in assimilating themselves into the white mainstream. He also talks about his major influences, what he calls his "four B's"-- the blues, writers James Baldwin and Amiri Baraka, and painter Romare Bearden. Wilson also discusses his writing process and his multiple collaborations with director Lloyd Richards.
Dramatists, American  Search this
African Americans in literature  Search this
Historical drama--Authorship  Search this
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