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August Wilson : a casebook

These twelve original essays on the only African-American playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize twice provide a thorough introduction to a much under-valued playwright. Highlights include an interview with the playwright himself.
Print Book, English, 1994
Garland, New York, 1994
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xxi, 228 pages ; 23 cm.
9780815309222, 0815309228
Introduction / Marilyn Elkins
August Wilson and the four B's: Influences / Mark William Rocha
Wilson and Fugard: Politics and art / Joanne Gordon
The Bb burden: The invisibility of Ma Rainey's black bottom / Eileen Crawford
August Wilson's folk traditions / Trudier Harris
Ghosts from "Down There": The Southernness of August Wilson / Patricia Gantt
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: From the local to the mythical in August Wilson / Pamela Jean Monaco
Approaches to Africa: The poetics of memory and the body in two August Wilson plays / Gunilla Theander Kester
Ma Rainey and the Boyz: Gender ideology in August Wilson's Broadway canon / Kim Marra
Developing his song: August Wilson's Fences / Joan Fishman
Subtle imposition: The Lloyd Richards-August Wilson formula / Sandra G. Shannon
Alternatives ... opposites ... convergences: An interview with Lloyd Richards / Richard Pettengill
Historical perspective:An interview with August Wilson / Richard Pettengill