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Joe Turner's Come and Gone : a Play in Two Acts (88 Edition)

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From the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Fences and The Piano Lesson

 

“The glow accompanying August Wilsons place in contemporary American theater is fixed.” Toni Morrison

 

When Harold Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man—in body. But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of inescapable alienation oppress his spirit still, and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust in the presence of this tormented stranger. Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind, believing that she can help him reclaim his old identity. But through his encounters with the other residents he begins to realize that what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new world—and it will take more than the skill of the local "People Finder" to discover it.

 

This jazz-influenced drama is a moving narrative of African-American experience in the 20th century.

About the Author

August Wilson is a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. His first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Joe Turner's Come and Gone, his third play, was also voted best play of 1987-88 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452260092
Author:
Wilson, August
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 63
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.18x5.34x.31 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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