Monday, October 03, 2005

Yet another passing

For those of us who live outside of the New York area, it can be tough to gauge what's going on in American theatre, much less what's really important.

August Wilson was one of the exceptions. His plays have been staggeringly important not only to the telling of the 20th Century African-American experience, but to American dramatic literature as a whole.

Mr. Wilson died on Sunday of liver cancer. He will be missed.

I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Wilson speak at Michigan State Univeristy on April 15, 1998. Click here to hear his lecture.

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