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August Wilson (1945 – )

Nationality: American Periods: American: 20th Century


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The Piano Lesson

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August Wilson – BridgesWeb
Brief biography of African-American playwright August Wilson, plus criticism and commentary of two major works: Fences and .
Contains: Sketch, Commentary, Criticism,
Author: Bridges, Wallace
Keywords: African-American theater, black theater, broadway, off-broadway
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August Wilson – Fences
Resource page edited by the Niobrara County Library about the African-American playwright August Wilson, author of Fences. Contains both web links and references to Wilson’s works, plus published reviews and literary criticism of same.
Contains: Sketch, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography,
Author: Niobrara County Library
Keywords: august wilson, fences, piano lesson
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August Wilson – The People’s Playwright
August, 2000 extensive interview with playwright August Wilson, conducted by Sharon Fitzgerald.
Contains: Interview,
Author: Fitzgerald, Sharon
Keywords: August Wilson
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Biographical sites about August Wilson

August Wilson
This page from the companion web site to XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia’s “Introduction to Literature” text includes a biography, critical overview, and bibliography of the dramatist.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Commentary
Author: XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia
August Wilson
Full biography of the acclaimed African-American playwright August Wilson, renowned for such plays as Fences and The Piano Lesson.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Timeline, Awards, Bibliography,
Author: Gale Cengage
Keywords: Frederick August Kittel, black history, black theatre, African-American theatre, drama, play, plays
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Perspectives in American Literature: August Wilson
As part of the Perspectives on American Literature project, Professor Paul P. Reuben and his students offer biographies and bibliographies of many prominent authors of North American literature. This page features a biography of August Wilson written by Dawn Coyan.
Contains: Full Bio, Bibliography,
Author: Reuben, Paul P.
Keywords: August Wilson, student research, US authors,
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: August Wilson
Comprehensive webliography page by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, containing links to articles printed about August Wilson, including interviews, reviews of his works, awards, and his obituaries,
Contains: Full Bio, Obituary, Timeline, Awards, Interview, Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography,
Author: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Keywords: August Wilson, print interview, newspaper, theatrical review
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Other sites about August Wilson

Shaman to his Culture: Observations on August Wilson
Personal and professional commentary on the African-American playwright August Wilson by Ken Bush, participating in the New York State Writers’ Institute at the State University of New York at Albany,
Contains: Commentary,
Author: Bush, Ken
Keywords: August Wilson, Ken Bush, personal reflection
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