(There should be an emphasis on the second syllable for the first word, and an emphasis on the first syllable in the second word.)
Playwright August Wilson, author of a ten-play cycle outlining black life in America in the 20th Century has died at the age of 60 from liver cancer. This saddens me greatly, as I felt he had a lot more to offer.
I’ve seen two of his plays (Ma Rainey, Fences) on stage, and one (The Piano Lesson) on television. It was announced last month that Broadway’s Virginia Theatre will be renamed for Wilson two weeks from today. If you haven’t done so already, check out an August Wilson play.