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Wilson, August

Editore: Overlook Books, 2001
ISBN 10: 158567186X / ISBN 13: 9781585671861
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Titolo: Jitney

Casa editrice: Overlook Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2001

Condizione libro: very good


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Riassunto: "The best play of the new year—by a hop, skip, and a mile! Speaking to us with such generous heart. . ." (John Heilpern, New York Observer)

"This Jitney is a transport of delight. So vividly written, . . . it keeps you steadily amused, concerned, and moved." (John Simon, New York Magazine)

A thoroughly revised version of a play August Wilson first wrote in 1979, Jitney was produced in New York for the first time in the spring of 2000, winning rave reviews and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as the Best Play of the Year. Set in the 1970s in Pittsburgh's Hill District, and depicting gypsy cabdrivers who serve black neighborhoods, Jitney is the seventh in Wilson's projected 10-play cycle (one for each decade) on the black experience in twentieth century America. He writes not about historical events or the pathologies of the black community, but, as he says, about "the unique particulars of black culture . . . I wanted to place this culture onstage in all its richness and fullness and to demonstrate its ability to sustain us . . . through profound moments in our history in which the larger society has thought less of us than we have thought of ourselves."

L'autore: August Wilson is a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. His first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Joe Turner's Come and Gone, his third play, was also voted best play of 1987-88 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson.

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