The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

DVD - 2006
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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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Hallmark Home Entertainment, ©2006
Edition: Gold Crown collector's ed
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama PIANO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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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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