August Wilson

Format: DVD 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Pittsburgh (DVD) PS3573.I45677 Z52 2004x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Pittsburgh
Call Number  (DVD) PS3573.I45677 Z52 2004x
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, Rob Penny and other fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from his plays "Jitney," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Fences," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," and "Two Trains Running" reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose.
Additional Information
Subjects Wilson, August -- Interviews.
African American dramatists -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
American literature -- African American authors.
African Americans in literature.
Hill District (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Publisher Princeton, N.J. :Films for the Humanities and Sciences,2004
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles South Bank show (Television program)
August Wilson :
Contributors Wilson, August.
Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-
Knox, Tony.
London Weekend Television (Firm)
Other Contributors Editor, Melvyn Bragg; camera, Martin Hailey; film editor, John Street.
Language English
Notes Originally produced for television in 1990 as a segment of the television program The South Bank Show.
System Details DVD; Region 1; full screen.
Description 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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