Playwright August Wilson  (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) dropped out of school in the ninth grade but continued to educate himself by spending long hours reading at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library.

Playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) dropped out of school in the ninth grade but continued to educate himself by spending long hours reading at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library.

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All of the characters in the play by August Wilson Fences experience a personal transformation over the course of the play. Description from fencelena.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

All of the characters in the play by August Wilson Fences experience a personal transformation over the course of the play. Description from fencelena.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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August Wilson ~ playright, was born Frederick August Kittle Jr. in 1945...  to honor his mother after his father's death, he changed his name in 1965... he died of liver cancer in 2005

August Wilson ~ playright, was born Frederick August Kittle Jr. in 1945... to honor his mother after his father's death, he changed his name in 1965... he died of liver cancer in 2005

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August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, is a Pulitzer prize winning play for drama. Description from theateronline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, is a Pulitzer prize winning play for drama. Description from theateronline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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Denzel Washington directs and stars in the upcoming Fences movie, based on the acclaimed by August Wilson. Catch the adaptation in theaters December 25.

Denzel Washington directs and stars in the upcoming Fences movie, based on the acclaimed by August Wilson. Catch the adaptation in theaters December 25.

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February 2011 ~ August Wilson (1945-2005) was a writer and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of his plays represented a different aspect of black American life in different decades. Wilson won several awards for his writings including two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. His more known plays were Fences (1987), The Piano Lesson (1990), The Homecoming (1989), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984).

February 2011 ~ August Wilson (1945-2005) was a writer and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of his plays represented a different aspect of black American life in different decades. Wilson won several awards for his writings including two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. His more known plays were Fences (1987), The Piano Lesson (1990), The Homecoming (1989), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984).

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Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson grew up in the family home in Pittsburgh
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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in a 2010 production of August Wilson’s “Fences,” at the Cort Theater.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in a 2010 production of August Wilson’s “Fences,” at the Cort Theater.

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