ENG100 - The Piano Lesson: Introduction

An OWHL Guide for Students in Ms. Tapia's class.

ENG100 - The Piano Lesson

In this class you will read the play, The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson.  It is the fourth in a series, The Pittsburgh Cycle, and this play won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

  • Gather useful information to provide context for yourself and classmates as you read the novel.  Use the library resources provided in the guide to find articles, references, biographies, photographs/illustrations, and facts that provide either historical or literary background for better understanding of the events in the novel.   Be prepared to share how what you've learned illuminates themes and events in the story.

Use your chosen topic to begin searching in the resources linked on this guide.  As you read and listen, you will become aware of other keywords that may be useful in your searches.

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