Gem of the Ocean
Hardback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781559362818Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 221mm x 143mm£25.00
First Staged:
Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 2003; Broadway 2004

Gem of the Ocean

By August Wilson

Hardback £25.00

The first play in August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century. Foreword by Phylicia Rashad, who created the role of Aunt Ester in the play's Broadway run.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1904. Aunt Esther, the 285-year-old fiery matriarch of 1839 Wylie Avenue, sets Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama, on a soaring, lyrical journey of spiritual awakening.

'August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean is like a great and mighty ship riding the waves of history' - Phylicia Rashad, from her Foreword

This volume is also available as part of the Century Cycle boxed set.

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'A swelling battle hymn of transporting beauty. Theatergoers who have followed August Wilson's career will find in Gem a touchstone for everything else he has written'

New York Times
Hardback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781559362818Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 221mm x 143mm£25.00

Also by August Wilson:

The Century Cycle (boxed set)
The Ground On Which I Stand
King Hedley II
King Hedley II
Radio Golf
Two Trains Running
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
The Piano Lesson
Fences
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Jitney
Radio Golf
Seven Guitars

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