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The Piano Lesson

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Piano Lesson
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August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past.

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Publisher: [S.l.] : Hallmark Home Entertainment, c2006
Edition: Gold Crown collector's ed., full screen presentation
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama PIANO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wilson, August (Piano lesson)
Vance, Courtney B. Actor
Myers, Lou 1945-, Actor
Hollis, Tommy Actor
Gordon, Carl 1932-2010, Actor
Woodard, Alfre 1953-, Actor
Dutton, Charles S. Actor
Richards, Lloyd 1919-2006, Director
Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc

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This is based on an August Wilson play and tells the story of an African American family who possess an ornate piano that is connected to their ancestor’s lives as slaves. The family is conflicted as some wish to sell the heirloom while others see it as an important piece of their legacy.


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