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A Lesson Before Dying

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Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his home town after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's own fate. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, Linda Powell, Jefferson A. Russell, Jerry Whiddon and Beatrice Winde.
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Whiddon, Jerry.
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subject_facetAfrican American men -- Drama
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Death row inmates -- Drama
Friendship -- Drama
Louisiana -- Drama
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Race relations -- Drama
title_displayA Lesson Before Dying
title_fullA Lesson Before Dying
A lesson before dying [electronic resource] Linney, Romulus, 1930-2011.
A lesson before dying [sound recording] / by Romulus Linney ; based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
title_shortA Lesson Before Dying
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Death row inmates
Drama
Fiction
Friendship
Race relations