Approaches to Teaching the Plays of August Wilson - download pdf or read online

By Sandra G. Shannon,Sandra L. Richards

ISBN-10: 1603292586

ISBN-13: 9781603292580

ISBN-10: 1603292594

ISBN-13: 9781603292597

The award-winning playwright August Wilson used drama as a medium to put in writing a historical past of twentieth-century the United States during the views of its black citizenry. within the performs of his Pittsburgh Cycle, together with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences and The Piano Lesson, Wilson mixes African spirituality with the realism of the yank theater and places African American storytelling and function practices in discussion with canonical writers like Aristotle and Shakespeare. As they painting black americans dwelling via migration, industrialization, and warfare, Wilson's performs discover the relation among a unified black cognizance and America's collective identity.

In half 1 of this quantity, "Materials," the editors survey resources on Wilson's biography, teachable texts of Wilson's performs, beneficial secondary readings, and compelling audiovisual and internet assets. The essays partly 2, "Approaches," examine a various set of concerns in Wilson's paintings, together with the significance of blues and jazz, intertextual connections to different playwrights, race in functionality, Yoruban spirituality, and the position of ladies within the plays.

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