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Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Joe Turner's Come and Gone

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by August Wilson, Romulus Linney (Foreword by)

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The second play of Wilson's Century Cycle, set in 1911.


The second play of Wilson's Century Cycle, set in 1911.

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"As rich in religious feeling as in historical detail, Joe Turner is at once a teeming canvas of black America and a spiritual allegory with a Melville whammy . . . Joe Turner is flecked with hypnotic storytelling soliloquies as grittily redolent of itinerant America as those in The Iceman Cometh."—Frank Rich, The New York Times

"Has the haunting power of a ghost story . . . bold theatricality . . . electrifying."—The Washington Post

"August Wilson's best play!"—William A. Henry III, Time magazine

"Joe Turner's Come and Gone is one of the best American plays of the decade . . . he takes us through joy and disaster, hatred and love; he pulls few punches and in the end he has contributed not only to the stature of American playwrighting but to our understanding of our society. A rich, rewarding play, that rare work what entertains while it teaches."—The Providence Journal

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Theatre Communications Group
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August Wilson Century Cycle
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5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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August Wilson was a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. His first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Joe Turner's Come and Gone, his third play, was voted best play of 1987-1988 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson. He died in 2005.

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Joe Turner's Come and Gone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi! I am working on this play. I can honestly say that this play is wonderful and easy to work with. In this play I am working with over 38 people. And I hope that our production comes out great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IF you love work by the famous August Wison, then you'll love this book. It is a drama about love, abandonment, judgements, and life in Pittsburgh. The characters all have lives that are all connected some how in this house that is owned by Seth. Go get it people you won't regret this experience!