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The Century Cycle (boxed set)

The Century Cycle (boxed set)

By August Wilson

Hardback £200.00

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All ten plays in August Wilson's epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century, published in a boxed set of hardbacks, with a series introduction by John Lahr.

In 1982, black American playwright August Wilson set out to write one play for each decade of the twentieth century to capture the real lives of his people. He completed the cycle just before his death in October 2005. Each volume is introduced by an eminent fellow-writer.

'No-one else - not even Eugene O'Neill - has aimed so high and achieved so much in the American theatre' John Lahr, from his introduction

Most of the plays are also available as separate volumes. For more information, see the individual entries:

Gem of the Ocean (1900s) foreword by Phylicia Rashad
Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1910s) foreword by Romulus Linney
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1920s) foreword by Frank Rich
The Piano Lesson (1930s) foreword by Toni Morrison
Seven Guitars (1940s) foreword by Tony Kushner
Fences (1950s) foreword by Samuel G. Freedman
Two Trains Running (1960s) foreword by Laurence Fishburne
Jitney (1970s) foreword by Ishmael Reed
King Hedley II (1980s) foreword by Marion McClinton
Radio Golf (1990s) foreword by Suzan-Lori Parks

Press Quotes

'one of the most ambitious dramatic projects ever undertaken'

New York Times

'August Wilson's Century Cycle of plays will undoubtedly prove to be one of the major theatrical achievements of the last few decades. Anybody who is lucky enough to acquire a set of these books will derive hours of pleasure from reading them'

British Theatre Guide
Hardback, 1,142 pages ISBN: 9781559363075Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 228mm x 149mm£200.00

Also by August Wilson:

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

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