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Partial Bibliography for August Wilson

By Dr. Michael Downing

Awkward, Michael. “`The Crookeds with the Straights’: Fences, Race, and the Politics of
Adaptation.” May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August
Wilson. Ed. Alan Nadel. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1993.
Barnes, Clive. “Piano Lesson Hits All the Right Keys.” New York Post 17 April 1990. Rpt. in
Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 63. 455.
Berman, Paul. Rev. of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The Nation. December 8, 1984. 626-28.
Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 39. 279-281.
Bennett, Natalie. “Theater Review: August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at the Tricycle.”
BlogCritics.com. January 16, 2006. June 15, 2007.
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/01/16/083723.php
Brustein, Robert. “The Lesson of The Piano Lesson.” The New Republic 21 May 1990. 28-30.
Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 63. 458.
Devries, Hillary. “A Song in Search of Itself.” American Theater. January, 1987: 22-26.
Crawford, Eileen. “The Bb Burden: The Invisibility of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” August
Wilson: A Case Study. Ed. Marilyn Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
Feingold, Michael. “The Fall of Troy.” The Village Voice. 7 April 1987. Rpt. in Contemporary
Literary Criticism. Vol. 50. 270.
Fishman, Joan. “Developing His Song: August Wilson’s Fences.” August Wilson: A Case
Study. Ed. Marilyn Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
—. “Romare Bearden and August Wilson.” May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the
Drama of August Wilson. Ed. Alan Nadel. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1993. 145.
Gantt, Patricia. “Ghosts from `Down There’: The Southerness of August Wilson.” August
Wilson: A Case Study. Ed. Marilyn Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Figures in Black: Words, Signs, and the “Racial” Self. New York:
Oxford UP, 1987.
—. The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African American Literary Criticism. New York:
Oxford, 1988.
Harris, Trudier. “August Wilson’s Folk Traditions.” August Wilson: A Case Study. Ed.
Marilyn Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
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Henry, William A. “A Ghostly Past, in Ragtime.” Time 30 Jan. 1989. 69. Rpt. In
Contemporary LiteraryCriticism. Vol. 63. 454-55.
Kauffmann, Stanley. “Bottoms Up.” Saturday Review Jan-Feb 1985 83, 90. Rpt. in
Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 39. 281-282.
King, Robert L. “Recent Drama.” The Massachusetts Review Spring 1988. 87-97. Rpt. in
Contemporary LiteraryCriticism. Vol. 63. 452-53.
Monaco, Pamela Jean. “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: From the Local to the Mythical in August
Wilson.” August Wilson: A Case Study. Ed. Marilyn Elkins. New York:
Garland, 1994.
Morales, Michael. “Ghosts on the Piano: August Wilson and the Representation of Black
American History.” May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August
Wilson. Ed. Alan Nadel. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1993. 108.
Nadel, Alan. “Boundaries, Logistics, and Identity: The Property of Metaphor in Fences and Joe
Turner’s Come and Gone.” May All Your Fences Have Gates. Ed. Alan Nadel. Iowa
City: U of Iowa P, 1993.
Pereira, Kim. August Wilson and the African American Odyssey. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1995.
Pettengill, Richard. “The Historical Perspective: An Interview with August Wilson.” August
Wilson: A Case Study. Ed. Marilyn Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
Plum, Jay. “Blues, History, and the Dramaturgy of August Wilson.” African American Review.
Winter, 1993.
Rawson, Christopher. “Striking the Right Note.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 9 February 1995. C-1.
—. “Obituary: August Wilson, Pittsburgh Playwright Who Chronicled Black Experience.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 3, 2005. June 15, 2007.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05276/581786.stm
Rich, Frank. “A Family Confronts Its History in August Wilson’s Piano Lesson.” The New York
Times 17 April 1990. C-13. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 63. 456.
—. “Wilson’s Ma Rainey Opens.” The New York Times. October 12, 1984. C1, C3.
Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 39. 277.
Richards, Lloyd. “Alternatives . . . Opposites . . . Convergences: An Interview with Lloyd
Richards.” With Richard Pettengill. August Wilson: A Case Study. Ed. Marilyn
Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
Rocha, Mark William. “American History as ‘Loud Talking’ in Two Trains Running.” May All
Your Fences Have Gates:Essays on the Drama of August Wilson. Ed. Alan Nadel.
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Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1993.
—. “August Wilson and the Four B’s: Influences.” August Wilson: A Case Study. Ed. Marilyn
Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
Shannon, Sandra. “Blues, History and Dramaturgy: An Interview with August Wilson.” African
American Review 27 (1994). 539.
—. The Dramatic Vision of August Wilson. Washington, D.C.: Howard UP, 1995.
—. “The Ground on Which I Stand: August Wilson’s Perspective on African American
Women.” May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August
Wilson. Ed. Alan Nadel. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1993.
Simon, John. “A Lesson from Pianos.” New York 7 May 1990. 82-83. Rpt. in Contemporary
Literary Criticism. Vol. 63. 456-57.
Smith, Philip E., II. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Playing the Blues as Equipment for Living.”
Within the Dramatic Spectrum. Ed. Karelisa V. Hartigan. Lanham, MD: UP of America,
1986.
Trescott, Jacqueline. “Jitney!—August Wilson’s Funky 70’s Ride.” SeeingBlack.com. April 9,
2001. June 15, 2007. http://www.seeingblack.com/x040901/jitney.shtml
Wilson, August. “An Interview with August Wilson.” With Richard Pettengill. August Wilson:
A Case Study. Ed. Marilyn Elkins. New York: Garland, 1994.
—. “Blues, History, and Dramaturgy: An Interview with August Wilson.” With
Sandra Shannon. African American Review. Winter, 1994.
—. Fences. New York: Penguin, 1986.
—. “How to Write a Play Like August Wilson.” The NewYork Times 10 Mar. 1991. 5, 17.
—. Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. New York: Penguin, 1988.
—. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. New York: Penguin, 1985.
—. “Preface.” Three Plays. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1991.
—. The Piano Lesson. New York: Penguin, 1990.
—. Two Trains Running. New York, Penguin, 1992.