Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Most African-American playwrights use realistic dialogue and monologues in their plays to share messages and stories about African-American culture, history, and society with others. One of the most popular and successful African-American playwrights today is August Wilson. His plays are a plethora of storytelling, and makes use of strong dialogue. Wilson displays elements of African-American culture and history in each of his plays, mostly through interaction and conversations between the characters. Wilson's plays are part of a larger project known as the twentieth-century cycle, in which each play represents a decade of African-American history and culture.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Theatre
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©2000 Bryan C. Moore
Moore, Bryan C., "The Putdown: Intergenerational Communicative Dynamics of Male Characteristics in the Plays of August Wilson" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 3990.