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August Wilson - A WORLD OF IDEAS - 1988
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Filmed on the set of TWO TRAINS RUNNING, one of America's leading playwrights traces his work back to a troubled childhood in a Pittsburgh ghetto. His ongoing project was to write a play on African American life set in each decade of the 20th century is one of the most ambitious endeavors in American theatrical history. In this program, he describes his award-winning plays JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE and MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM as passing down the wisdom of the African American community. "It's almost as if I'm connecting myself with something larger than myself and I trust that. It's part of what I call the blood's memory."

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