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Seven Guitars

August Wilson

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ISBN 10: 0525941967 / ISBN 13: 9780525941965
Published by E. P. Dutton, 1996
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Seven Guitars

Publisher: E. P. Dutton

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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Synopsis:

Dramatizes the hopes and struggles of African Americans in 1940s Pittsburgh, as a group of neighbors gathers to talk, play cards, and listen to the blues

Review:

"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



-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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