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Set in the 1970s in Pittsburgh's Hill District, and depicting gypsy cabdrivers who serve black neighborhoods, Jitney is the seventh in Wilson's projected 10-play cycle (one for each decade) on the black experience in twentieth-century America. A thoroughly revised version of a play Wilson first wrote in 1979, "Jitney" was produced in New York for the first time in spring 2000, winning rave reviews and the accolade of the New York Drama Critics Circle as the best play of the year. One of contemporary theater's most distinguished and eloquent voices, August Wilson writes not about historical events or the pathologies of the black community, but, as he says, about "the unique particulars of black culture . . . I wanted to place this culture onstage in all its richness and fullness and to demonstrate its ability to sustain us . . . through profound moments in our history in which the larger society has thought less of us than we have thought of ourselves."

About the Author

August Wilson has twice received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for his plays Fences and The Piano Lesson. All of his plays have received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, and Fences received the Tony Award as well. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the recipient of Rockefeller and Guggenheim fellowships, the Whiting Writers Award, the 1999 National Humanities Medal awarded by the President, and numerous honorary degrees.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585673704
Introduction:
McClinton, Marion Isaac
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Introduction by:
McClinton, Marion Isaac
Introduction:
McClinton, Marion Isaac
Author:
Wilson, August
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Subject:
Taxicab drivers
Subject:
War
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.30x5.46x.28 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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