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us: Wilson, August

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Federick August
  • Variants

    • us: Kittel, Frederick August
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Pittsburgh (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Seattle (Wash.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Center Avenue Poet's Theater Workshop
        • Organization: Virginia Theater ( New York City)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Poets
          (lcsh) Dramatists
      • Sources

        • found: Ma Rainey's black bottom, c1985: CIP t.p. (August Wilson) pub. info. (resides in St. Paul, Minn.; African American poet, playwright, theatre dir.)
        • found: Three plays, c1991: jkt. (August Wilson, b. 1945)
        • found: New York times WWW site, Oct. 3, 2005 (August Wilson; b. Frederick August Kittel, Apr. 27, 1945, Pittsburgh; legally adopted his mother's last name when he set out to be a writer; d. yesterday [Oct. 2, 2005], Seattle, aged 60; chronicled the African American experience in the 20th century in a series of plays that will stand as a landmark in the history of Black culture, of American literature, and of Broadway theater)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 22, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Wilson, August; Frederick August Kittel; dramatist; born 27 April 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; founding member of the Center Avenue Poet's Theater Workshop; organized Black Horizon Theater Company (1967: his play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom won New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and Tony nomination (1985); co-produced Fences (1987) which garnered a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award and grossed 11 million; won a second Pulitzer for The Piano Lesson (1990); Virginia Theater in New York City was renamed the August Wilson Theater in his honor; died 02 October 2005 in Seattle, Washington, United States, Swedish Medical Center)
      • LC Classification

        • PS3573.I45677
      • Change Notes

        • 1984-11-20: new
        • 2015-03-18: revised
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