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Friday, November 11, 2005

August Wilson bonanza

Check out the latest American Theatre for a wealth of Wilsoniana. Including...

-an interview with Wilson by Suzan Lori-Parks, in a very moving context:
On the day of the interview, just an hour before I was scheduled to talk to him, I got a call from a friend telling me that Mr. Wilson had just announced to the press that he was ill and had been given only a few months to live. An hour later, when we spoke, my heart and mind were clouded with sadness. I could hardly keep from crying, but Mr. Wilson was clear, focused, funny and, as always, brilliant as hell.

- a reprint of his King Hedley II preface, outlining the goals of his entire 10-play project

- and in the print edition only(!), the complete text of the last play, Radio Golf

Also, check out AT's annual Theatre Facts report, on the state of professional non-profit theatre across America. (I hope to post some highlights here when I have a chance to digest.)

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