The New York Times
What August Wilson Means Now
By Ben Brantley and Wesley Morris
During two improbably fertile decades, starting in the 1980s, August Wilson (1945-2005) wrote a cycle of 10 generation-spanning plays portraying African-American lives in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. The scope of this accomplishment was matched by the resonant singularity of his voice, which audiences can experience afresh this year, through the film version of Wilson’s "Fences" and the Broadway debut of his early play "Jitney." ...
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