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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).


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.


Listen To All 10 Of August Wilson's Plays Until Aug. 26

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


Poster for August Wilson's play Joe Turner's Come and Gone


Denzel Washington Says He Will Bring 10 August Wilson Plays to HBO

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


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"The first anti-Trump blockbuster" – Peter Travers on why Harry Potter prequel 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is surprisingly political.

Plays by August Wilson


Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays for HBO, Including Fences with Viola Davis

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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Interviewed By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Race Family and 'Fences' in the Trump Era The actors sit with the NBA legend and cultural commentator to discuss adapting August Wilson's classic the suddenly urgent 'King Lear' of African-American plays "to inspire Americans to dismantle this tyrannical cycle." read more