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A great cycle that I spent a year reading I wish I read them back to back instead of spreading them out through the year I also wish I read these in a class I don t know if it would have been a literature, theater or African American Studies class probably all three , but it would have been a hell of a class Now that I have read them all I think of the plays altogether as a loose epic and not an anthology. Collects his ten play cycle, one taking place in each decade of the 20th century All of the plays are good, and several are terrific Fences, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom, Two Trains Running, Jitney Both Fences and The Piano Lesson won the Pullitzer. Growing up in Pittsburgh, I feel a certain kindred spirit with August Wilson and I was born outside Chicago, his adopted city for playmaking I have enjoyed his plays over the years with students and plan on reading a play this year his precision with the human heart is as closely knit, and as carefully planned as a dovetailed joint He constructs careful human drama His work is a true testament to a vision constructed with intent artistry at its best. Astounding cannon of literature from one of America s best playwrights Radio Golf in particular is one of the finest plays I ve ever read.Shameless plug, but it s also relevant Astounding cannon of literature from one of America s best playwrights Radio Golf in particular is one of the finest plays I ve ever read.Shameless plug, but it s also relevant ( Pdf ) ♇ The Century Cycle ♛ Series introduction by John Lahr with individual volumes introduced by Laurence Fishburne, Tony Kushner, Romulus Linney, Marion McClinton, Toni Morrison, Suzan Lori Parks, Phylicia Rashad, Ishmael Reed, and Frank Rich No one except perhaps Eugene O Neill and Tennessee Williams has aimed so high and achieved so much in the American theater John Lahr, The New Yorker H I have seen every one of August Wilson s ten play Century Cycle a minimum of two times and some like Fences, four times My children gave me this collection as a birthday present because they knew how much I loved these plays I think that Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller were two of the century s greatest but no play writer of the 20th century has written ten playslyrical and powerfully written as these were All are gut wrenching tragedies laced with a beautiful humor only a genius l I have seen every one of August Wilson s ten play Century Cycle a minimum of two times and some like Fences, four times My children gave me this collection as a birthday present because they knew how much I loved these plays I think that Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller were two of the century s greatest but no play writer of the 20th century has written ten playslyrical and powerfully written as these were All are gut wrenching tragedies laced with a beautiful humor only a genius like Wilson could have produced I was lucky to live in the same city where Wilson wrote most of his early plays, which were produced by the Penumbra Theatre, a small local black theater with which he was associated They remain the prime keeper and interpreter of his work.It would be hard to pick one as a favorite but perhaps Fences is because it was the first one I saw and which opened my eyes to the power and beauty of his work I m almost afraid to go see the new movie version of it because it may lose some of the power that it had in a live stage performance Well, I know that I am going to give it 5 stars, but I ll wait to give the stars until the end I have seen 6 of the plays and what a pleasure it is to read them I just finished Gem of the Ocean which was one of my favorites to see performed, and reading it just adds to the joy of this great body of work.Done August Wilson is the greatest 20th century playwright period Everyone shod see his plays performed, and read them. A masterpiece I recommend this to all my African American actors Hell I recommend this to everyone