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August Wilson completing the twentieth-century cycle

Alan Nadel
Just prior to his death in 2005, August Wilson, arguably the most important American playwright of the last quarter-century, completed an ambitious cycle of ten plays, each set in a different decade of the twentieth century. This title examines from myriad perspectives the way his final works give shape and focus to his complete dramatic opus.
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Beginning again, again: business in the street in Jitney and Gem of the ocean / Alan Nadel
Contesting black male responsibilities in August Wilson's Jitney / Dana A. Williams
Challenging the stereotypes of black manhood: the hidden transcript in Jitney / Kimmika L.H. Williams-Witherspoon
The holyistic blues of Seven guitars / Steven C. Tracy
August Wilson's Lazarus complex / Donald E. Pease
If we must die: violence as history lesson in Seven guitars and King Hedley II / Soyica Diggs Colbert
You can't make life happen without a woman: paternity and the pitfalls of structural design in King Hedley II and Seven guitars / Herman Beavers
Turn your lamp down low! Aunt Ester dies in King Hedley II. Now what? / Sandra G. Shannon
Ritual death and Wilson's female Christ / Vivian Gist Spencer and Yvonne Chambers
Miss Tyler's two bodies: Aunt Ester and the legacy of time / Barbara Lewis
August Wilson and the demands of capital / Nathan Grant
Finite and final interruptions: using time in Radio golf / David Lacroix
An exercise in peripheral vision: loyalties, ironies, and sports in Radio golf / Anthony Stewart
Radio golf in the age of Obama / Harry J. Elam, Jr
Appendix: Discography for Seven guitars / Steven C. Tracy
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