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Seven Guitars

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ISBN-10: 1559363010

ISBN-13: 9781559363013

Edition: 2007

Authors: August Wilson, Tony Kushner

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Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's "Seven Guitars" is the sixth chapter in the continuing theatrical saga that explores the hope, heartbreak, and heritage of the African American experience in the twentieth century. Winner of the New York drama Critics Circle award for Best New Play, it is "a play whose epic proportions and abundant spirit remind us of what the American theater once was."--Vincent Canby, "The New York Times."
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 5.65" wide x 8.65" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Playwright August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His experiences of living in a primarily black community and then being the only black student in his class at a Roman Catholic high school would inform his dramatic writings. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and continued his education on his own. Wilson wrote a ten play cycle that chronicles each decade of the black experience in the 20th century. Each of his plays focuses on what he perceived as the largest issue to confront African-Americans in that decade. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Fences and Piano Lesson, the best play Tony Award for Fences, and seven New York Drama Critics' Circle…    

Tony Kushner is Professor in History and director of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton.