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Video thumbnail: American Masters August Wilson's Timeless Work

American Masters

August Wilson's Timeless Work

Ruben Santiago-Hudson shares why Wilson's work is so timeless and universal.

August Wilson's Timeless Work

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The Essential Ingredients for an August Wilson Play

Ruben Santiago-Hudson shares the essential ingredients for any August Wilson play.

The Essential Ingredients for an August Wilson Play

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American Masters

August Wilson and African American Culture

Ruben Santiago-Hudson describe August Wilson's work for the African American community

August Wilson and African American Culture

Video thumbnail: American Masters Costume Designs for August Wilson Plays

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Costume Designs for August Wilson Plays

Constanza Romero shares how she designed costumes for August Wilson's plays.

Costume Designs for August Wilson Plays

Video thumbnail: American Masters Scene from "Fences," a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

American Masters

Scene from "Fences," a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

August Wilson's "Fences" won a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards in 1987.

Scene from "Fences," a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play

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American Masters

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, Panel Discussion

Director Sam Pollard moderates a panel at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, Panel Discussion

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Skills for "Seven Guitars" Role

The actor learned how to play harmonica for his Tony Award-winning role in Seven Guitars.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Skills for "Seven Guitars" Role

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American Masters

Filmmaker Sam Pollard on His August Wilson Documentary

Director Sam Pollard talks about Wilson's relevance, interviewing actors and more.

Filmmaker Sam Pollard on His August Wilson Documentary

Video thumbnail: American Masters Phylicia Rashad Performs "Gem of the Ocean" Aunt Ester Scene

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Phylicia Rashad Performs "Gem of the Ocean" Aunt Ester Scene

Rashad performs a scene from August Wilson's play "Gem of the Ocean," as Aunt Ester.

Phylicia Rashad Performs "Gem of the Ocean" Aunt Ester Scene

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American Masters

August Wilson in Seattle

August Wilson moved to Seattle in 1990 and lived there for the rest of his life.

August Wilson in Seattle

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American Masters

August Wilson's Youth

August Wilson describes his love of language and the racism he experienced at school.

August Wilson's Youth

Video thumbnail: American Masters Monologue from "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" by August Wilson

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Monologue from "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" by August Wilson

"White folks don’t understand about the blues," says Ma Rainey in August Wilson's play.

Monologue from "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" by August Wilson

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American Masters

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

The first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson.

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

Video thumbnail: American Masters Actor James Earl Jones on August Wilson's Plays

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Actor James Earl Jones on August Wilson's Plays

James Earl Jones won a Tony Award in 1987 for his role in August Wilson's "Fences."

Actor James Earl Jones on August Wilson's Plays

Video thumbnail: American Masters August Wilson on the Dialogue in His Plays

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August Wilson on the Dialogue in His Plays

August Wilson describes how dialogue comes to him and guides his character development.

August Wilson on the Dialogue in His Plays

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