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August wilson author information including a biography, photograph, list of published books, video, interviews, articles, book reviews and more. Born frederick august kittel in 1945 to a white german-american father and an african american mother, wilson took his mother's name in the early 1970s. A short summary of august wilson's fences this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of fences. Fences, by august wilson share: twitter facebook email for his photographs depicting the shattered dreams of american farmers biography. August wilson once dropped out of school, disillusioned after having been unjustly accused of plagiarism by a racist instructor who could not fathom.
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The fourth of seven children in pittsburgh's hill district, august wilson was born frederick august kittel, april 27, 1945 to an african american mother and a. August wilson (1945–2005) authored gem of the ocean, joe turner's come and gone, ma rainey's black bottom, the piano lesson, seven guitars, fences,. Wilson's life frederick august kittel, whom we now know as august wilson, was born on april 27, 1945, in the hill district of pittsburgh pennsylvania he was. At the garrick theatre he appeared in august wilson's fences for the royal shakespeare company in noughts & crosses directed by dominic cook, for the .
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