The Ground on Which I Stand (Dramatic Contexts) (Paperback)

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The Ground on Which I Stand (Dramatic Contexts) (Paperback)


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Fierce and passionate, The Ground on Which I Stand is August Wilson's eloquent and personal call for African American artists to seize the power over their own cultural identity and to establish permanent institutions that celebrate and preserve the singular achievements of African American dramatic art and reaffirm its equal importance in contemporary American culture.

Delivered as the keynote address of Theatre Communications Group's 11th biennial conference in June 1996, this speech refocused the agenda of that conference, and spurred months of debate about cultural diversity in the American theatre, culminating in a standing-room-only public debate at New York City's Town Hall.

August Wilson is the most influential and successful African American playwright writing today. He is the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, The Piano Lesson, King Hedley II, Ma Rainy's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, Jitney and Radio Golf. His plays have been produced all over the world.
Product Details ISBN: 9781559361873
ISBN-10: 1559361875
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Dramatic Contexts