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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - by August Wilson (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 112

Genre: Drama

Sub-Genre: American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Plume Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: General

Author: August Wilson

Language: English

Street Date: April 24, 1985
TCIN: 77262962
UPC: 9780452261136
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1405


Praise for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

"The play's themes are not new to the stage...the black American search for identity...and the process by which any American sells his soul for what Arthur Miller calls the salemean's dream. Mr. Wilson's style, however, is all his own....He has lighted a dramatic fuse that snakes and hisses through several anguished eras of American life. When the fuse reaches its explosive final destination, the audience is impaled by the impact."--Frank Rich, The New York Times

"Extraordinary! Ma Rainey rides on the exultant notes of the blues!"--Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"What a joy! Brilliant...explosive! One of the most dramatically riveting plays I've seen in years. You must see it!"--William A Raidy, Newhouse Newspapers

"A genuine work of art."--Brendan Gill, The New Yorker

"Tremendous...Magnificent!"--Clive Barnes, New York Post

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