Absurdity of Wilson's Female Characters’ Survival, Success, Spirituality and Their Siren Position

Masoumeh Mashaiekhy, Kian Pishkar


Since the importance of spirituality and post modernism is a globalized one this study tries to show position of female characters in Wilson’s masterpieces the Piano Lesson and The Fences. One of America’s most powerful and original dramatists, August Wilson offered an alternative history of the twentieth century, as seen from the perspective of black Americans. He celebrated the lives of those seemingly pushed to the margins of national life, but who were simultaneously protagonists of their own drama and evidence of a vital and compelling community. Decade by decade, he told the story of a people with a distinctive history who forged their own future, aware of their roots in another time and place, but doing something more than just survive. Wilson deliberately addressed black America, but in doing so he discovered an international audience. Alongside chapters addressing Wilson’s life and career, and the wider context of his plays, this Companion dedicates individual chapters to each play in his ten-play cycle, ordered chronologically and thereby demonstrating Wilson’s notion of an unfolding history of the twentieth century.


August Wilson, Absurd Female Characters, Spirituality, siren American African

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