Joe Turner's Come and Gone

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Theatre Communications Group, 1988 - Drama - 86 pages
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When Herald Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man-in body.

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Review: Joe Turner's Come and Gone (The Century Cycle #2)

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Set in 1911, Joe Turner's Come and Gone is the second play in the Pittsburgh Cycle. This is the story about Herald Loomis, who is endures enslavement of the past from Joe Turners chain gang and the ... Read full review

Review: Joe Turner's Come and Gone (The Century Cycle #2)

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August Wilson's characters are layered, frustrating, unique, and nothing approaching any kind of cliche. Since the plots of his stories come from the characters, more so than by external events, it's fantastic watching things roll out in such unexpected ways. Excellent. 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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