The Piano Lesson
Hardback, 126 pages ISBN: 9781559363006Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 221mm x 143mm£25.00
First Staged:
Yale Repertory Theatre, 1987; Broadway, 1990

The Piano Lesson

By August Wilson

Hardback £25.00

A powerful exploration of the legacy of slavery in America, The Piano Lesson centres on a brother and sister in 1930s Pittsburgh as they argue over whether to sell the family piano, an instrument tainted by the wages of slavery. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1990.

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 Toni Morrison.

'It was in reading The Piano Lesson that I was struck by the beauty and accuracy of August Wilson's language, as well as a richness waiting to be mined' Toni Morrison, from her Foreword

Hardback, 126 pages ISBN: 9781559363006Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 221mm x 143mm£25.00

Also by August Wilson:

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

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