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The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage . . . of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation . . .

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:
9780452261136
Author:
Wilson, August
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
EERL 73-05
Publication Date:
19850431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.02x5.37x.35 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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