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“. Once a Person's Voice is Captured, They are Expendable”: Director George C. Wolfe on the Musical Histories of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

12 hours ago   |   By Filmmaker Magazine

Black music. White privilege. Chicago. 1927. What could possibly go wrong? Indeed, nearly everything, and it's chronicled with artful intensity in August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the second in a cycle of ten plays that compassionately detail the 20th-century experiences of African Americans. Ma Rainey's was brought to the screen this season in a stellar production directed by George Wolfe that stars Viola Davis in the title role and, in his final role, Chadwick Boseman as the upstart young trumpeter and rake in her band. Wolfe, a Tony Award-winning theater director and writer, is...
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