1st Edition

August Wilson A Casebook

Edited By Marilyn Elkins Copyright 1995

    The only African American playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize twice, Wilson has yet to receive the critical attention that he merits. With 12 original essays, this volume provides a thorough introduction to his body of work.

    Chapter 1 August Wilson and the Four B’s, Mark William Rocha; Chapter 2 Wilson and Fugard, Joanne Gordon; Chapter 3 The B b Burden, Eileen Crawford; Chapter 4 August Wilson’s Folk Traditions, Trudier Harris; Chapter 5 Ghosts from “Down There”, Patricia Gantt; Chapter 6 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Pamela jean Monaco; Chapter 7 Approaches to Africa, Gunilla Theander Kester; Chapter 8 Ma Rainey and the Boyz, Kim Marra; Chapter 9 Developing His Song, Joan Fishman; Chapter 10 Subtle Imposition, Sandra G. Shannon; Chapter 11 Seven Guitars: August Wilson’s Economy of Blues, David L. G. Arnold; Chapter 12 Alternatives … Opposites … Convergences, Richard Pettengill; Chapter 13 The Historical Perspective, Richard Pettengill;


    Marilyn Elkins