Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Hardback, 98 pages ISBN: 9781559362986Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 220mm x 144mm£25.00
First Staged:
Yale Repertory Theatre, 1986; Broadway, 1988

Joe Turner's Come and Gone

By August Wilson

Hardback £25.00

Set in 1911 in a boarding house in Pittsburgh, Joe Turner's Come and Gone deals with a time in American history when the sons and daughters of recently freed slaves journeyed to the booming industrial cities of the North in search of prosperity, a new way of life, and, essentially, their own identities.

The play is part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

This edition includes a Foreword by Romulus Linney.

'A great writer shows us how it is done' Romulus Linney, from his Foreword

Press Quotes

'Tremendous... a richly symbolic study of the need to both acknowledge, and reject, the psychic burden of slavery'

Guardian

'A power and humanity that are understated yet immense'

Time Out
Hardback, 98 pages ISBN: 9781559362986Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 220mm x 144mm£25.00

Also by August Wilson:

King Hedley II
The Ground On Which I Stand
Two Trains Running
Seven Guitars
King Hedley II
The Piano Lesson
Jitney
Radio Golf
Fences
Jitney
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Radio Golf
Gem of the Ocean

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