August Wilson on Broadway: A History

August Wilson on Broadway: A History

History
August Wilson was a Pulitzer winning playwright who was known for depicting the harsh extremities of the African American experience in the 20th century. He was known for writing The Pittsburgh play, a series which consisted of ten plays.  Born on April 27th, 1945 to Frederick August KittelSr and Daisy Wilson, he was initially named Frederick August Kittel Jr. His father was a Sudeten German immigrant while his mother was an African American from North Carolina. Wilson was the fourth among six children.  Wilson was raised in an economically depressed neighbourhood by his mother. His father was absent from his childhood, and this is the reason why he took his mother's name when he wrote.  Right from the very beginning, Wilson found his calling in writing and knew that was…
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