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The Resource Radio golf, August Wilson ; foreword by Suzan-Lori Parks

Radio golf, August Wilson ; foreword by Suzan-Lori Parks

Label
Radio golf
Title
Radio golf
Statement of responsibility
August Wilson ; foreword by Suzan-Lori Parks
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"August Wilson liked to say that his plays were "fat with substance." And he was right: his ten-play cycle - Wilson wrote one for every roiling decade of the African-American experience in the twentieth century - transforms historical tragedy into imaginative triumph. The blues are catastrophe expressed lyrically; so are Wilson's plays, which swing with the pulse of the African-American people, as they moved, over the decades, from property to personhood. Together, Wilson's plays form a kind of fever chart of the unmooring trauma of slavery." "August Wilson died on October 2, 2005. "I've lived a blessed life," he said. "I'm ready." Between the diagnosis, in mid-June, and his death, he had enough time to finish the rewrites of Radio Golf and set up the usual gestation period of out-of-town productions before the Broadway opening - a unique system that Wilson, Richards and his producing partner, Ben Mordecai, had set up as a kind of quality control. Wilson also lived long enough to learn that he would be the first African-American to have a Broadway theater named after him. No one else - not even Eugene O'Neill, who set out in the mid-thirties to write a nine-play cycle and managed only two - had aimed so high and achieved so much. Wilson's plays brought blacks and whites together under the same roof to share in the profound mysteries of race and class and the bittersweet awareness of how separate yet indivisible we really are."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, August
Dewey number
812/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I45677
LC item number
R33 2007
Literary form
dramas
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Series statement
August Wilson century cycle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Real estate development
  • African American neighborhoods
  • Hill District (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Label
Radio golf, August Wilson ; foreword by Suzan-Lori Parks
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • With a new foreword
  • "1997."
Bar code
31223123682016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9781559363068
Lccn
2007022085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)137244768
Label
Radio golf, August Wilson ; foreword by Suzan-Lori Parks
Link
Publication
Note
  • With a new foreword
  • "1997."
Bar code
31223123682016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 81 pages
Isbn
9781559363068
Lccn
2007022085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)137244768

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