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characters Jitney AUTHOR August Wilson August Wilson ¹ 9 characters Jitney AUTHOR August Wilson characters ç 109 Set in the 1970s in Pittsburgh's Hill District and depicting gypsy cab drivers who serve black neighborhoods Jitney is the seventh in August Wilson's projected ten play cycle one for each decade on the black experience in twentieth century America A thoroughly revised version of a play Wilson first wrote in 197. Jitney first composed in 1979 was the first of August Wilson s Century Cycle to be written and the last to reach Broadway in 2017 Although extensively revised in 1996 it still seems like an early play sunnier with a slice of life realist feel lacking the dark music and expressionistic touches that one comes to expect from August Wilson Still as is always true in a Wilson play the language is vivid and the portrait of the black neighborhoods of Pittsburgh is both palpable and believableThe story what there is of it centers around an unofficial cab stand located in Pittsburgh s inner city where the drivers of jitneys unlicensed taxicabs gather to receive their assignments from Becker their respected manager The regular drivers range from steady old Korean war vet Doub to alcoholic former tailor to the stars Fielding and the irascible always up in your business Turnbo whom nobody seems to like The main story involves the relationship between Vietnam vet Darnell and Rena the mother of his little son Jesse who love each other but have not yet learned to trust And there other unsettling matters at the jitney station too Becker s son has just been released from prison and there are rumors that the Pittsburgh Housing Authority is planning to tear the old jitney stand downFor a taste of Wilson s wonderful language I give you the voice of Rena who has just learned Darnell has been planning to surprise her with a house and who is not nearly as happy with the idea as Darnell expects her to be I love this passage because I m convinced most women including my wife would feel much the same way You gonna surprise me with a house Don t do that A new TV maybe A stereo a couch a refrigerator okay But don t surprise me with a house that I didn t even have the chance to pick out You can t surprise me with a house and I m supposed to say Oh Darnell that s nice at one time I would have But I m not seventeen no I have responsibilities I want to kow if it has a hookup for a washer and dryer cause I got to wash Jesse s clothes I want to know if it has a yard and do it have a fence and how far Jesse has to go to school I ain t thinking about where to put the TV That s not what s important to me And you supposed to know Darnell You supposed to know what s important to me like I m supposed to know what s important to you I m not asking you to do it by yourself I m here with you We in this together

characters Jitney AUTHOR August WilsonJitney AUTHOR August Wilson

characters Jitney AUTHOR August Wilson August Wilson ¹ 9 characters Jitney AUTHOR August Wilson characters ç 109 Community but as he says about the uniue particulars of black culture I wanted to place this culture onstage in all its richness and fullness and to demonstrate its ability to sustain us through profound moments in our history in which the larger society has thought less of us than we have thought of ourselves. This was the first August Wilson play I ever saw in an unforgettable production at the Union Suare Theatre but I d never read the script itself until now and it s just as wonderful on the page as on the stage Wilson s gorgeous ensemble piece about car service drivers in Pittsburgh gifts each character with an arc and at least one lovely monologue and the individual speeches can be like arias at times an appropriate term given the operatic scope of Jitney There may be playwrights as good as Wilson but none better

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characters Jitney AUTHOR August Wilson August Wilson ¹ 9 characters Jitney AUTHOR August Wilson characters ç 109 9 Jitney was produced in New York for the first time in spring 2000 winning rave reviews and the accolade of the New York Drama Critics Circle as the best play of the yearOne of contemporary theater's most distinguished and elouent voices Wilson writes not about historical events or the pathologies of the black. A great play set around taxi drivers and their lives

  • Paperback
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  • Jitney AUTHOR August Wilson
  • August Wilson
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 9781585673704