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The Piano Lesson (Plume Drama)
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Author: August Wilson
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 his most haunting and dramatic work y...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452265349
ISBN-10: 0452265347
Publication Date: 12/1/1990
Pages: 128
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Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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Here we are in Pittsburgh again; this time either the late 1930s or late 1940s. The scene is Doakers house. Doaker is a railroad man. (Sound familiar?) The center of action is an upright piano that is generations old. His niece wont part with it; her brother intends to sell it so that he can take the train back home and buy a farm. (Sound familiar?) If you recognize all this, you must have read Two Trains Running. Let the battle begin. Enter Doakers inebriate, piano playing brother; also a ghost that the entire family sees at one time or another. He wont let them move the piano either. Its the old sot who finally settles the matter.
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Excellent play taking place around the Great Migration in Pittsburg, PA. Amazing mtaphors and good read for all!
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Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award best play 1990. Very good book about a piano in a family's history.