The Resource The piano lesson, by August Wilson; foreword by Toni Morrison, (electronic resource)

The piano lesson, by August Wilson; foreword by Toni Morrison, (electronic resource)

Label
The piano lesson
Title
The piano lesson
Statement of responsibility
by August Wilson; foreword by Toni Morrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this modern American classic is about family, and the legacy of slavery in America. August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned perhaps his most haunting and dramatic work. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real 'piano lesson,' reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, August
Dewey number
812/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I45677
LC item number
P54 1990
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Plume drama
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Heirlooms
  • Sharecroppers
  • Nineteen thirties
  • DRAMA
Label
The piano lesson, by August Wilson; foreword by Toni Morrison, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 108 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593087596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f9948b6f-62fb-44b7-b8e8-043f5f3c8601
Publisher number
EB00762953
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036819378
Label
The piano lesson, by August Wilson; foreword by Toni Morrison, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 108 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593087596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f9948b6f-62fb-44b7-b8e8-043f5f3c8601
Publisher number
EB00762953
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036819378

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