King Hedley II
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781559362603Publication Date:
3 Sep 2006
Size: 215mm x 136mm£13.99
First Staged:
Pittsburgh Public Theater, 1999; Broadway, 2001

King Hedley II

By August Wilson

Paperback £13.99

Set in the 1980s, King Hedley II is the story of an ex-con in post-Reagan Pittsburgh trying to rebuild his life.

Part of August Wilson's ten-play Century Cycle chronicling, decade by decade, the history of the African American experience in the 20th-century.

King Hedley II is also available in a hardback edition.

Press Quotes

'A big play, filled with big emotions and big speeches. These aria-like monologues are rich in humour, heartbreak and the astonishing details that go into creating real people... a towering achievement'

Associated Press

'What makes Wilson America's greatest living playwright - aside from his gift for dialogue, which blends searing poetry with uncompromising realism - is the bracing humanism with which he provides insight into the struggles and aspirations of all individuals'

USA Today

'August Wilson will be remembered as the African American O'Neill, a dramatist of rare imagination and weight'

The Times
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781559362603Publication Date:
3 Sep 2006
Size: 215mm x 136mm£13.99

Also by August Wilson:

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

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