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August Wilson

Playwright (27-Apr-1945 — 2-Oct-2005)


Mary L. Bogumil. Understanding August Wilson. University of South Carolina Press. 1999. 128pp.

Margaret Booker. Lillian Hellman and August Wilson: Dramatizing a New American Identity. Peter Lang. 2003. 157pp.

Jackson R. Bryer. Conversations with August Wilson. University Press of Mississippi. 2006.

Keith Clark. Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines and August Wilson. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 2002. 176pp.

Harry Justin Elam. Past as Present in the Drama of August Wilson. University of Michigan Press. 2004. 290pp.

Marilyn Elkins (editor). August Wilson: A Casebook. Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 2000. 376pp.

Joan Herrington. I Ain't Sorry for Nothin' I Done: August Wilson's Process of Playwriting. Limelight. 2004. 180pp.

Alan Nadel (editor). May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson. University of Iowa Press. 1994.

Kim Pereira. August Wilson and the African-American Odyssey. University of Illinois Press. 1995. 123pp.

Yvonne Shafer. August Wilson: A Research and Production Sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1998. 160pp.

Sandra G. Shannon. August Wilson's Fences: A Reference Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2003.

Sandra G. Shannon. The Dramatic Vision of August Wilson. Howard University Press. 1996. 254pp.

Mary Ellen Snodgrass. August Wilson: A Literary Companion. McFarland & Company. 2004. 266pp.

Qun Wang. An In-Depth Study of the Major Plays of African American Playwright August Wilson: Vernacularizing the Blues on Stage. Lewinston, NY: Mellen. 1999.

Peter Wolf. August Wilson. New York: Twayne Publishers. 1999.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.256)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1119)

  9. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.320-21)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.801)

  11. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.116)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

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