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August Wilson

Biography

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August Wilson, Playwright | Biography

 

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August Wilson's Jitney: "Maybe I Did Do It All Wrong"

 

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Phylicia Rashad Performs Scene from August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean | American Masters on PBS

 

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Lectures in History: Playwright August Wilson & "Fences"

 

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Prison Work Song from The Piano Lesson, August Wilson

August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each work in the series is set in a different decade, and depicts comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century.
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  • Personal 

  • 1960s 

  • 1970s 

  • 1980s 

  • 1990s 

  • 2000s 

  • Post–Black Arts Movement 

  • The ''Pittsburgh Cycle'' 

  • Legacy and honors