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Seven Guitars - by August Wilson (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 107

Genre: Drama

Sub-Genre: American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Plume Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: August Wilson

Language: English

Street Date: August 1, 1997
TCIN: 77262989
UPC: 9780452276925
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1432
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


The seven guitars of the title are the seven characters whose straightforward story lines Wilson turns into beautiful, complex music--a funky wailing, irresistible Chicago blues.
--John Lahr, The New Yorker

Riveting. . . . Wilson's mastery of time and character has never been more apparent.
--Boston Globe

A play whose epic proportions and abundant spirit remind us of what the American theater once was. . . . As funny as it is moving and lyrical.
--Vincent Canby, New York Times

August Wilson is a remarkable American playwright. Seven Guitars is a formidably impressive tragi-comedy. This writing is as like and unlike Arthur Miller, as Duke Ellinton is as like and unlike Igor Stravinsky.
--Clive Barnes, New York Post

Full of quiet truth . . . mesmerizing . . . a major voice in our theater . . . unusually powerful.
--Howard Kissel, New York Daily News

A gritty, lyrical polyphony of voices that evokes the character and destiny of men and women who can't help singing the blues even when they're just talking. Bristles with symbolism, with rituals of word and action that explode into anguished eloquence and finally into violence.
--Jack Kroll, Newsweek

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