Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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Theatre Communications Group, 2007 - Drama - 92 pages
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The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage...of racism, of the self hate that racism breeds, and of racial expression.

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Review: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (The Century Cycle #3)

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Even though this is set in 1927, so many of the same problems of racism still remain today. We had a good discussion and I came home with lots to think about. Read full review

Review: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (The Century Cycle #3)

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Even though this is set in 1927, so many of the same problems of racism still remain today. We had a good discussion and I came home with lots to think about. Read full review

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August Wilson is the most influential and successful African American playwright writing today. He is the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, The Piano Lesson, King Hedley II, Ma Rainy's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, Jitney and Radio Golf. His plays have been produced all over the world.

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