Jitney

Jitney

Book - 2001
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Set in the 1970s in Pittsburghs Hill District, and depicting gypsy cabdrivers who serve black neighborhoods, Jitney is the seventh in Wilsons 10-play cycle (one for each decade) on the black experience in twentieth century America.
A major work by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson. A thoroughly revised version of a play August Wilson first wrote in 1979, Jitney was produced in New York for the first time in the spring of 2000, winning rave reviews and the accolade of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as the best play of the year. Set in the 1970s in Pittsburghs Hill District, and depicting gypsy cabdrivers who serve black neighborhoods, Jitney is the seventh in Wilsons 10-play cycle (one for each decade) on the black experience in twentieth century America. He writes not about historical events or the pathologies of the black community, but, as he says, about the unique particulars of black culture . . . I wanted to place this culture onstage in all its richness and fullness and to demonstrate its ability to sustain us . . . through profound moments in our history in which the larger society has thought less of us than we have thought of ourselves.

Baker & Taylor
Completely revised and reworked from the 1979 original, this play--the seventh in a series of ten about the black experience in the twentieth century--depicts gypsy cab drivers who serve the African-American community in Pittsburgh.

Baker
& Taylor

Completely revised and reworked from the 1979 original, this play--the seventh in a series of ten about the black experience in the twentieth century--depicts gypsy cab drivers who serve the African-American community in Pittsburgh. Reprint.

Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2001
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781585673704
1585673706
9781585671861
158567186X
Branch Call Number: 812 WILSO
Characteristics: 96 pages ; 22 cm

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