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Lecture

The Piano Lesson

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Department
Theatre
Course
THTR 1170
Professor
Howard Enoch
Semester
Spring

Description
The Piano Lesson ByAugust Wilson in 1987 • Context o Civil Rights Movement of 50s and 60s o Lorraine Hansberry’s “ARaisin in the Sun” sparked a rise ofAfrican American drama  Harlem Renaissance (c. early 1900s and peaked in 1950s) • Black leaders who were suppressed by the white community brought together music, poetry, literature, arts, etc. in Harlem to extenuate their black experience in an attempt to compete with white culture • August Wilson o Master Collage was most famous piece o Born Frederick August Kittel to a white German-immigrant father and black mother in Pittsburg in 1945 o When his mother remarried, his family moved to a working-class, white neighborhood and Catholic school education where he found racial
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