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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Pittsburgh Cycle set in 1927)
by August Wilson

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    List Price: $14.95
    Format: Paperback, 124 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780573681134
    Imprint: Samuel French Inc
    Publisher: Samuel French Inc
    Parent Company: Samuel French Inc
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    Book Description:Play with music

    Characters: 8 males (5 black, 3 white) 2 black females

    Scenery: Unit set

    It’s 1927 in a rundown studio in Chicago where Ma Rainey is recording new sides of old favorites. More goes down in the session than music in this riveting portrayal of rage, racism, the self hate and exploitation.

    "Searing … funny, salty, carnal and lyrical…. Wilson has lighted a dramatic fuse that snakes and hisses through several anguished eras of American life. When the fuse reaches its e

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