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Playwright August Wilson wrote a cycle of ten plays depicting African American life during different decades of the last century. He died in 2005. When Jitney was staged in Britain, in 2001, he spoke about how he learnt to create dialogue.

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Tue 9 Oct 2001 19:15



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