TITLE

The Nice-Nasty Politics of Fragmenting August Wilson's Legacy

AUTHOR(S)
Ndounou, Monica White
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
New England Theatre Journal;2008, Vol. 19a, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Popular voices and scholars determined to define August Wilson's legacy exclusively in terms of his playwriting mislead those unfamiliar with his work by depoliticizing his legacy as playwright and activist in African American and American theatre. This article examines the event that inspired this analysis of the Wilson-Lloyd Richards's formula and his conflict with Robert Brustein in order to promote Wilson's quest to live art and life "seamlessly" as a necessary model for preserving his legacy.
ACCESSION #
31640419

 

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