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Title The piano lesson [videorecording] / Craig Anderson Productions, Inc. in association with Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions ; produced by August Wilson ; teleplay by August Wilson ; based on the play by August Wilson ; directed by Lloyd Richards.

Imprint [S.l.] : Hallmark Home Entertainment, 2006, 1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 P573, 2006    ---  Available
Edition Gold Crown collector's ed.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame ; 16
Hallmark Hall of Fame (DVD videodiscs) ; 16.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital surround Full screen version (2.0).
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Cast Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon, Tommy Hollis, Lou Myers, Courtney B. Vance ... [et al.].
Credits Production designer, Jim Newport ; director of photography, Paul Elliott ; edited by Jim Oliver.
Note Originally produced for television broadcast in 1995.
Audience Rated PG.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: a behind-the-scenes featurette and an interview with August Wilson; biographies.
Subject African Americans -- Drama.
Heirlooms -- Drama.
Genre/Form Television melodramas.
Television adaptations.
Made-for-TV movies.
Fiction television programs.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Wilson, August, 1945-2005. Producer. Screenwriter.
Richards, Lloyd, 1919-2006. Director.
Dutton, Charles S., 1951-
Woodard, Alfre, 1953- Actor.
Gordon, Carl, 1932-2010. Actor.
Hollis, Tommy. Actor.
Myers, Lou, 1945- Actor.
Vance, Courtney B.
Wilson, August, 1945-2005. Piano lesson.
Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.
Note Title on container: August Wilson's The piano lesson
Standard No. 015012948813
Music No. 1998DVD1370 Hallmark Home Entertainment
2898DVD1370 Hallmark Home Entertainment

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