Fences Check out Shmoop's take on another of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning plays. Reading these two side-by-side gives you an idea of how phenomenal our playwright really was.
The Great Depression Each play in August Wilson's ten-play cycle documents the African American experience in a decade of the twentieth century. The Piano Lesson is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Shmoop has all the deets.