The Piano Lesson

August Wilson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Plume Books
Publish Date
December 01, 1990
Pages
108
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.4 X 7.9 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452265349
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About the Author

August Wilson was a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. Most recently, Fences was adapted into a major motion picture directed by and starring Denzel Washington. The play won numerous awards for best play of the year in 1987 including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Among other awards, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85 and Joe Turner's Come and Gone was voted best play of 1987-1988 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson. August Wilson died in 2005.

Reviews

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 writing to date."--The New York Times

"Stupendous... rich and resonant."--The Washington Post

"Feisty, ebullient, exuberant... Wilson is a consummate storyteller."--Los Angeles Times