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Quick Guide: The Piano Lesson

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The Piano Lesson is a 1990 play by American playwright August Wilson. The Piano Lesson is the fourth play in Wilson's The Pittsburgh Cycle. Wilson began writing this play by playing with the various answers regarding the possibility of "acquir[ing] a sense of self-worth by denying ones past". The Piano Lesson received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Inspired by a Romare Bearden painting titled The Piano Lesson, Wilson was inspired to write a play featuring a strong female character to confront African-American history, paralleling Troy in earlier Fences. However, after finishing his play, Wilson found the ending to stray from the empowered female character as well as the question regarding one's self worth. The final question proposed by The Piano Lesson seems to ask, "what do you do with your legacy, and how do you best put it to use?".
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ISBN
9781300033646
Published
July 30, 2012
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
79.51 KB

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