August Wilson: A Century Of Plays

“August Wilson has almost completed his series of plays chronicling the 20th Century. “His output over the past 20 years has been prodigious. His name is frequently mentioned in the same breath as Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, and Tennessee Williams. O’Neill set out to write a cycle of plays chronicling the life of a single American family over time, but he completed only one play before he died. Wilson is about to achieve his ambitious goal, and for years to come his cycle will be studied as a reflection of the black ethos in the 20th century. But Wilson is not without his detractors.”