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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom : A Play
by August Wilson


Overview - Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play

The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites.
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More About Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson
 
 
 
Overview
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play

The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage, of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452261136
  • ISBN-10: 0452261139
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: March 1988
  • Page Count: 112
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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