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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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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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'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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Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your Angels to sing ~❤~ Quote from August Wilson, art from Patricia Saxton Studio ..*

Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your Angels to sing ~❤~ Quote from August Wilson, art from Patricia Saxton Studio ..*

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April 26, 2010  |  Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in the Broadway revival of Fences, August Wilson’s masterpiece.  It took 22 years for the Broadway revival... the answer was Denzel Washington, a star with the deep-rooted masculinity, emotional ballast, and unstoppable charisma required to play a character who, as this production’s director (and longtime Wilson collaborator), Kenny Leon, puts it, “is on a scale with Othello, Lear, Willy Loman.”  Photo: Annie Leibovitz

April 26, 2010 | Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in the Broadway revival of Fences, August Wilson’s masterpiece. It took 22 years for the Broadway revival... the answer was Denzel Washington, a star with the deep-rooted masculinity, emotional ballast, and unstoppable charisma required to play a character who, as this production’s director (and longtime Wilson collaborator), Kenny Leon, puts it, “is on a scale with Othello, Lear, Willy Loman.” Photo: Annie Leibovitz

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blackchildrensbooksandauthors: “Born on this day…April 27, 1945 August Wilson: Playwright Books: Conversations with August Wilson Gem of the Ocean Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Ma Rainey’s Black...

blackchildrensbooksandauthors: “Born on this day…April 27, 1945 August Wilson: Playwright Books: Conversations with August Wilson Gem of the Ocean Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Ma Rainey’s Black...

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August Wilson wrote 10 plays, one for each decade of the 20th Century using the African-American neighborhood of The Hill in Pittsburgh as his settings. See them if they come to your town.

August Wilson wrote 10 plays, one for each decade of the 20th Century using the African-American neighborhood of The Hill in Pittsburgh as his settings. See them if they come to your town.

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