August Wilson: American Century Cycle
Please read each play before attending each session.
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The syllabus is as follows:
Week 1 (October 6): Jitney (1979)
Week 2 (October 13): Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1982)
Week 3 (October 20): Fences (1984)
Week 4 (October 27): Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1984)
Week 5 (November 3): The Piano Lesson (1986)
Week 6 (November 10): Two Trains Running (1990)
Week 7 (November 17): Seven Guitars (1995)
Week 8 (November 24): King Hedley II (1991)
Week 9 (December 1): Gem of the Ocean (2003)
Week 10 (December 8): Radio Golf (2005)
About the Facilitator
In partnership with DC Public Library, this program will be led and facilitated by Raymond Maxwell.
Since 2018 Mr. Maxwell has served as study group leader for the American Century Cycle, a course he originally developed and proposed for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-American University in Washington, DC.
Mr. Maxwell has an MA from University of London; an MSLIS from Catholic University; and a BS, Economics from Florida A&M University. He is a member of the August Wilson Society and writes a regular blog post for their website.
-- My Nguyen