NPR logo

August Wilson's Life and Legacy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4933836/4933837" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
August Wilson's Life and Legacy

Arts & Life

August Wilson's Life and Legacy

August Wilson's Life and Legacy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4933836/4933837" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Harry Elam and Kenny Leon talk about playwright August Wilson's work and his impact on American literature. Elam is the author of Wrighting History: The Past As Present in the Drama of August Wilson. He's also chair of Stanford University's Department of Drama. Leon is artistic director for the True Colors Theater Company in Atlanta, Ga. and Washington, D.C.