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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play in Two Acts
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Plume
Publication date March 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780452261136
ISBN-10 0452261139
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND CHADWICK BOSEMAN!

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano Lesson comes the extraordinary Ma Rainey's Black Bottom—winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.


The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage, of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation.

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Reissue edition from Plume (March 1, 1988); titled "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play in Two Acts"
9780452261136 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $13.00
About: SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND CHADWICK BOSEMAN!
from Plume (April 1, 1985); titled "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play in Two Acts"
9780452256842 | details & prices | 111 pages | List price $5.95
About: In a jazz-era Chicago recording studio, musicians await the great blues diva.

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