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by August Wilson

  • Author: August Wilson
  • ISBN: 0525935657
  • ISBN13: 978-0525935650
  • ePub: 1356 kb | FB2: 1759 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Dramas & Plays
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton; 1st edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 110
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 291
  • Format: lrf mbr azw lit
Two Trains Running ePub download

Two Trains Running is the August Wilson "Century Series" play depicting the African-American experience in the 1960s.

Two Trains Running is the August Wilson "Century Series" play depicting the African-American experience in the 1960s. Memphis, the owner of the diner, is about to have the city seize the restaurant under "immenent domain.

Two Trains Running book. Chronologically, Two Train Running is the seventh in August Wilson’s ten play cycle on the African-American experience

Two Trains Running book. Chronologically, Two Train Running is the seventh in August Wilson’s ten play cycle on the African-American experience. Set in 1969, in Pittsburgh, of course, the play takes place in a restaurant owned by Memphis and worked by Risa.

August Wilson is the most influential and successful African American playwright writing today.

August Wilson Century Cycle. August Wilson is the most influential and successful African American playwright writing today. He is the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, The Piano Lesson, King Hedley II, Ma Rainy's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, Jitney and Radio Golf. His plays have been produced all over the world.

About Two Trains Running

About Two Trains Running. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson comes a vivid and uplifting (Time) play about unsung men and women who are anything but ordinary. August Wilson established himself as one of our most distinguished playwrights with his insightful, probing, and evocative portraits of Black America and the African American experience in the twentieth century. With the mesmerizing Two Trains Running, he crafted what Time magazine called his most mature work to date.

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Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" playing now 'til Mar. .

Two Trains Running is a play by American playwright August Wilson, the sixth in his ten-part series The Pittsburgh Cycle. The play premiered on Broadway in 1993 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Two Trains Running was first performed by the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut in March 1990. It was then performed at the Huntington Theatre (Boston, Massachusetts), the Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle, Washington), and the Old Globe Theatre, (San Diego, California).

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item 1 Two Trains Running, Paperback by Wilson, August, Like New Used, Free P&P in . His first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

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Memphis Lee's restaurant becomes the focal point for a community that must chose between a three hundred-year-old woman and an uncertain future
Malien
_Two Trains Running_ is the August Wilson "Century Series" play depicting the African-American experience in the 1960s. In a 1969 Pittsburgh diner, 6 men and a woman share vignettes about their lives and the "American Dream." Memphis, the owner of the diner, is about to have the city seize the restaurant under "immenent domain." Sterling, (who will play a significant role in Radio Golf) has just been released from prison and is enamored with the Black Power movement. West, the community's mortitian and Wolf, a number runner, are the wealthiest men in the Hill District. As these characters relate their lives, Wilson shows how the American Dream has been promised, and for so many, been denied.

Memphis is frustrated and angry: he was run off his farm in Mississippi (with an allusion to The Piano Lesson (The August Wilson Century Cycle)), and now faces being run off of his business in Pittsburgh. Hambone, a homless (and possibly mentally ill) customer has similarly been cheated. Reflecting on the American Dream, Halloway says, "People kill me talking about (African-Americans) is lazy. (African-Americans) is the most hardworking people in the world. Worked three hundered years for free. And didn't take no lunch hour. Now all of a sudden (African-Americans) is lazy. Don't know how to work. All of a sudden when they got to pay (African-Americans), ain't no work for him to do."

Wilson, however, asks us to consider whether the "American Dream" is merely about making money - both Wolf and West have made their money by exploiting and taking advantage of others, seeking to pull themselves up at the expense of their community. Sterling pays a visit to Mama Esther at 1839 Wylie (an allusion to Gem of the Ocean, where Mama Esther will "make you right") and is indeed made right, forgoing money in favor of love. This is reiterated by Holloway who tells the audience, "That's all you got. You got love and you got death. Death will find you ... it's up to you to find love. That's where most people fall down at. Death got room for everybody. Love pick and choose. ... most people won't admit that. ... Love got a price to it. Everybody don't want to pay. They put it on credit. Time it come due they got it on credit somewhere else."

I was profoundly moved by _Two Trains Running_ - a reference to the fact that in life, there are always choices, always two trains running in different directions. Wilson, as with his other plays, poses profound questions about who we are as a nation, about the African-American experience, and that experience in the broader context of being an American. Here, however, he asks us to reconsider what choices we've made and what our values as individuals are. As if his other work hadn't already made him an American classic, _Two Trains Running_ certainly would. As with his other work, if you have an opportunity to see it performed, do not miss it.
Malodred
August Wilson proved that genius is never complicated, always simple and clear, and hugely enjoyable. His characters are always alive and their speech poetic. The ending could not be better. He was a poet writing plays. I loved the man. What a shame he did not love to write more! Great loss!
Gaeuney
I like the flow of the characters and the storyline.
Malarad
I was going to Ashland to see this play and wanted to read it first. It's not my "cup of tea". The after-play discussion was fabulous at decoding the nuances of this play.
Jeronashe
This is a well-written drama. I love Wilson's effortless use of colorful colloquial ebonics.
Gugrel
I really liked it.
Mamuro
I have read 3 of his plays and I'm excited about his works.
Great play; may have opportunity to direct next year.
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