As we enter the final week of the ten-week American Century Cycle of plays, Radio Golf, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on where this journey has taken us while exploring the work of America’s greatest 20th century playwright, August Wilson. We began ten weeks ago with
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One way to introduce The Piano Lesson is by reviewing the playwright’s thoughts about the play, the plot, the characters and how the play unfolds on the…
Extra notes. May 15, 2022. Have I discovered a source explaining Bynum’s Shiny Man in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone? Wilson introduces the concept of…
Cross-posted from Blogmas - https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/2021/12/11/blogmas-day-11/ Tomorrow we meet by Zoom to discuss Gem of the Ocean, the ninth…
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Greek tragedy themes in King Hedley II. A few things caught my interest in King Hedley II. First of all the Greek Chorus that Wilson has Stool Pigeon…
Session #7 Session #6 There were many distractions this week. But the show must go on! I like to finish reading the play by Wednesday, write up my notes…
Session #7 Session #6 For starters, Radio Golf is August Wilson’s “shout out” to the black middle class, its strengths and its weaknesses as a group. In…
Session #7 It's been a busy week with people gearing up for Easter, Passover, and on-going Ramadhan. It was reflected in reduced attendance at our…
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Notes on the August Wilson American Century Cycle