Playwright August Wilson  (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) dropped out of school in the ninth grade but continued to educate himself by spending long hours reading at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library.

Playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) dropped out of school in the ninth grade but continued to educate himself by spending long hours reading at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library.

All of the characters in the play by August Wilson Fences experience a personal transformation over the course of the play. Description from fencelena.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

All of the characters in the play by August Wilson Fences experience a personal transformation over the course of the play. Description from fencelena.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, is a Pulitzer prize winning play for drama. Description from theateronline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, is a Pulitzer prize winning play for drama. Description from theateronline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

August Wilson ~ playright, was born Frederick August Kittle Jr. in 1945...  to honor his mother after his father's death, he changed his name in 1965... he died of liver cancer in 2005

August Wilson ~ playright, was born Frederick August Kittle Jr. in 1945... to honor his mother after his father's death, he changed his name in 1965... he died of liver cancer in 2005

February 2011 ~ August Wilson (1945-2005) was a writer and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of his plays represented a different aspect of black American life in different decades. Wilson won several awards for his writings including two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. His more known plays were Fences (1987), The Piano Lesson (1990), The Homecoming (1989), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984).

February 2011 ~ August Wilson (1945-2005) was a writer and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of his plays represented a different aspect of black American life in different decades. Wilson won several awards for his writings including two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. His more known plays were Fences (1987), The Piano Lesson (1990), The Homecoming (1989), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984).

Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays for HBO, Including Fences with Viola Davis

Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays for HBO, Including Fences with Viola Davis

August Wilson wrote 10 plays, one for each decade of the 20th Century using the African-American neighborhood of The Hill in Pittsburgh as his settings. See them if they come to your town.

August Wilson wrote 10 plays, one for each decade of the 20th Century using the African-American neighborhood of The Hill in Pittsburgh as his settings. See them if they come to your town.

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