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August Wilson and Black Aesthetics Hardcover – Aug 21 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (Aug. 21 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403964068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403964069
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
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"A cogent and timely reminder of the tacit assumptions and invisible inflections that critics and audiences bring to theatrical experience. In this nuanced and richly variegated collection of perspectives on Wilson s importantly controversial The Ground on Which I Stand speech, Williams and Shannon have produced a dynamic exploration of black aesthetics and contemporary theater, which provides a fitting tribute to Wilson s memory and to his spirit." - Alan Nadel, author of May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson, Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle"Registers the continuing significance of the playwright s 1996 speech that shocked American theatre critics with its echoes of a 1960s Black Arts militancy. In addition to analysis of specific Wilson texts and his construction of black female characters, this lively collection includes two previously unpublished interviews, one with Charles Dutton, who played the male lead in three Wilson plays, and a second with Wilson himself in which he muses about projects he will pursue once the ten-play cycle is completed. Capping the volume is a play that demonstrates how Wilson s spirituality and activism inspires a generation of younger black women playwrights." - Sandra L. Richards, Professor, Northwestern University

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Dana Williamsis Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Howard University. Sandra Shannon is Professor of African American and American Drama at Howard University.

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