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The piano lesson
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Published:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, ©1990.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
108 pages ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 3.6 - AR Pts: 4
Status:
Broadneck Library - Nonfiction
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Description

August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned his most haunting and dramatic work yet. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson, " reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
0452265347, 9780452265349
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 3.6, 4 Points
Lexile code:
NP: Non-Prose

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General Note
Cast: 5 men, 3 women.
Description
August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned his most haunting and dramatic work yet. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson, " reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, A. (1990). The piano lesson. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Plume.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wilson, August. 1990. The Piano Lesson. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Plume.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wilson, August, The Piano Lesson. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Plume, 1990.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Plume, 1990. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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