- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: University of Michigan Press (May 1 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0472031635
- ISBN-13: 978-0472031634
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,201,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Past as Present in the Drama of August Wilson Paperback – May 1 2006
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About the Author
Harry Justin Elam, Jr. is Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of Drama at Stanford University. He is author of Taking it to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka and co-editor of Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture and African American Performance and Theatre History: A Critical Reader.
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This book examines these plays in the context of contemporary African American literature. By doing so, the author (a Stanford University professor) has found hidden depths that increase the understand of the plays themselves, and add even more respect to the work done by Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson changed the face of the American Theater, and the African-American theater in particular.