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King Hedley II
Hardback, 136 pages ISBN: 9781559363051Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 221mm x 143mm£25.00
First Staged:
Pittsburgh Public Theater, 1999; Broadway, 2001

King Hedley II

By August Wilson

Hardback £25.00

The story of an ex-con in post-Reagan Pittsburgh, 1985, trying to rebuild his life. Foreword by Marion McClinton.

Part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

'By focusing on the eternal journey of the misplaced African, whose story was the truest account of the American struggle toward freedom and independence, he opened up not only what American theater could be about, but also who could do the telling' - Marion McClinton, from her Foreword

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

King Hedley II is also published in a paperback edition.

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'Rich in humour, heartbreak and the astonishing details that go into creating real people... a towering achievement'

Hardback, 136 pages ISBN: 9781559363051Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 221mm x 143mm£25.00

Also by August Wilson:

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

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