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Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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DBear wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:31 pm
FJ: Who the hell is August Wilson?
Someone you need to know for J! purposes.
36 archive results
#8259, aired 2020-10-15 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1200: The future of a family heirloom is at the heart of "The Piano Lesson", which earned him his second Pulitzer Prize
#8216, aired 2020-05-18 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: Frederick August Kittel was the given name of this "Fences" playwright
#8040, aired 2019-07-19 AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $1600: His plays "The Piano Lesson" & "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" are both set in Pittsburgh
#7893, aired 2018-12-26 "W"RITERS $1200: This playwright hit a homer with "Fences", which won him a Pulitzer
#7817, aired 2018-09-11 BROADWAY REPLACEMENTS $1200: The "monthly" Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize winner was replaced by his own play "Superior Donuts"
#7617, aired 2017-10-24 THE PLAY'S THE THING $2000: We would attend this playwright's "Seven Guitars", about a 1940s blues musician, any month of the year
#7354, aired 2016-07-28 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE $400: August Wilson chronicled the Black experience in his cycle of plays set in the Hill District of this Pennsylvania city
#7083, aired 2015-06-03 THE TONY AWARDS $800: This drama by August Wilson won for best revival of a play in 2010; stars Denzel Washington & Viola Davis also won
#6622, aired 2013-06-04 FLAVOR OF THE MONTH $2000: In 1987 this African-American playwright swung for the "Fences" & won a Pulitzer
#6051, aired 2010-12-27 PLAY PENNERS $2000: This playwright with a "monthly" name is the only Af.-Amer, dramatist to have a Broadway theatre named in his honor
#5912, aired 2010-05-04 AMERICAN DRAMATISTS $1600: He wrote a 10-play cycle of the black experience, each covering a decade; "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" was set in the '20s
#5852, aired 2010-02-09 AFRICAN AMERICANS $2000: He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his play "Fences" & another for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
#5838, aired 2010-01-20 FAMILY DRAMA $2000: In an August Wilson play, Troy Maxson builds these title structures around the family home
#5446, aired 2008-04-21 THEATRE $1600: In 1990 this playwright won his second Pulitzer Prize, for "The Piano Lesson"
#5320, aired 2007-10-26 THEATRE HISTORY $2000: "Radio Golf" is the last play in this "Fences" author's 10-play cycle about the African-American experience
#5288, aired 2007-09-12 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1000: Pittsburgh's African American Cultural Center was renamed for this "Piano Lesson" author who was born in Pittsburgh
#4986, aired 2006-04-24 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE $2000: In the title of the late August Wilson's Tony-nominated play, this man's "Come and Gone"
#4565, aired 2004-06-11 AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $2000: This playwright of "Fences" & "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" founded Pittsburgh's Black Horizon Theatre Company
#4437, aired 2003-12-16 NAME THE PLAYWRIGHT $2000: "The Piano Lesson"
#4418, aired 2003-11-19 IT OPENED IN NEW HAVEN $2000: (Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents from the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT) His play "Fences" was originally staged here at Yale Rep. It moved to Broadway and won him his first Pulitzer Prize
#4335, aired 2003-06-06 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: "May All Your Fences Have Gates" is a book of "Essays on the Drama of" this African-American playwright
#4300, aired 2003-04-18 REGIONAL THEATRE $2000: "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by this playwright first came & went with the Yale Repertory
#4232, aired 2003-01-14 AMERICAN DRAMATISTS $1200: His first major work, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", received a 1985 N.Y. Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
#4138, aired 2002-09-04 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME $2000: There's plenty to learn from this 1995 presentation seen here, written & produced by August Wilson "You're always talkin' about your daddy, but you ain't never stopped to look at what his foolishness cost your mama."
#3739, aired 2000-11-30 HEY MR. WILSON! $1000: Many of his plays, including "Joe Turner's Come & Gone", are set in Pittsburgh, where he was born
#3706, aired 2000-10-16 THEATRE $500: (Hi, I'm S. Epatha Merkerson.) I won a Tony nomination for playing Berneice in this playwright's 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson"
#3290, aired 1998-12-18 PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS $200: Lanford Wilson won a Pulitzer for "Talley's Folly" in 1980 & this Wilson won for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
#3281, aired 1998-12-07 AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS $400: In 1997 this "Fences" playwright debated the state of black theater with critic Robert Brustein
#3126, aired 1998-03-16 PLAY TIME $1000: In this author's "Fences" Troy Maxson complains that black men don't get to drive garbage trucks
#2943, aired 1997-05-21 PLAYWRIGHTS $1000: This author of "The Piano Lesson" founded the Black Horizons Theatre Company in 1968
#2781, aired 1996-10-07 REGIONAL THEATRES $200: Many of August Wilson's plays have been produced by this college's Repertory Theatre in New Haven
#2767, aired 1996-09-17 BLACK AMERICANS $1000: "Seven Guitars" is the seventh in a series of dramas by this "Piano Lesson" playwright
#2533, aired 1995-09-13 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME $800: His first play on the big or small screen was 1995's Hall of Fame production of "The Piano Lesson"
#2120, aired 1993-11-19 DRAMA $800: A brother & sister argue over the fate of a piano in this Pulitzer-winning play by August Wilson
#1955, aired 1993-02-19 HODGEPODGE $800: This playwright who wrote "The Piano Lesson" was born in April but has another month in his name
#1784, aired 1992-05-07 THEATRE $800 (Daily Double): In 1990 this playwright won his second Pulitzer Prize, for "The Piano Lesson"
Final Jeopardy! Round clues (2 results returned)
#8336, aired 2021-02-15 PLAYWRIGHTS: This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like "Jitney", which premiered in 2017
#5014, aired 2006-06-01 PLAYWRIGHTS: In 2005 Broadway's Virginia Theatre was renamed to honor this late author, the first African-American so honored

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Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Like others, I'm a little mystified by the acceptance of "bang". I'll reserve judgment if someone wants to try to make the case. I think citations of actual usage would be really helpful.

For FJ I started with Mamet thinking he might be a Pittsburgh guy. (Turns out he's Chicago.) Then I thought of Wilson who seemed to fit more with the word "jitney" which I think of as a southern American word and potentially African American. There used to be a chain of grocery stores in Mississippi and environs called Jitney Jungle. I was told a "jitney" is a shopping cart. Don't know if that's true. In the August Wilson context, it's a "gypsy cab" i.e. an unlicensed and therefore illegal taxicab, so totally racist and this post should be banned. Today we know that such vehicles are properly called Ubers and there's nothing inferior about them.

Anyway, I had a long (in the context of 30 available seconds) mental struggle about whether to switch from my first instinct (Mamet) to the new guy (Wilson). "Always trust your first instinct!" yelled one part of my brain. "But Wilson seems BETTER!" cried the other. So I finally made the switch and the first part of my brain yelled "You'll be SORRY!!!!" which I glumly acknowledged seemed likely. Only it turned out I made the right call. Yay me.

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BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:01 pm
I have no idea on New York counties and Jamaica Queens was on my mind from Karen's story, so I went with that.
The Island is easy: from west to east, there's Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau, Suffolk.

I used to live in Nassau County, about 500 feet from the Suffolk County line.

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I’ve been to about 200 Broadway plays in my life but I never saw one by august Wilson yet I knew his stuff is based in Pittsburgh. I used to work in Nassau County and my Dad worked in Jamaica so it was fun to see those mentioned today. I play tennis several times a week so the awful responses in the tennis category was funny. I thought Lance would do better. I wonder if the writers made a Mean Tweets category for the mean twitter guy.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:38 pm
DBear wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:31 pm
FJ: Who the hell is August Wilson?
Someone you need to know for J! purposes.
36 archive results
#8259, aired 2020-10-15 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1200: The future of a family heirloom is at the heart of "The Piano Lesson", which earned him his second Pulitzer Prize
#8216, aired 2020-05-18 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: Frederick August Kittel was the given name of this "Fences" playwright
#8040, aired 2019-07-19 AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $1600: His plays "The Piano Lesson" & "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" are both set in Pittsburgh
#7893, aired 2018-12-26 "W"RITERS $1200: This playwright hit a homer with "Fences", which won him a Pulitzer
#7817, aired 2018-09-11 BROADWAY REPLACEMENTS $1200: The "monthly" Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize winner was replaced by his own play "Superior Donuts"
#7617, aired 2017-10-24 THE PLAY'S THE THING $2000: We would attend this playwright's "Seven Guitars", about a 1940s blues musician, any month of the year
#7354, aired 2016-07-28 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE $400: August Wilson chronicled the Black experience in his cycle of plays set in the Hill District of this Pennsylvania city
#7083, aired 2015-06-03 THE TONY AWARDS $800: This drama by August Wilson won for best revival of a play in 2010; stars Denzel Washington & Viola Davis also won
#6622, aired 2013-06-04 FLAVOR OF THE MONTH $2000: In 1987 this African-American playwright swung for the "Fences" & won a Pulitzer
#6051, aired 2010-12-27 PLAY PENNERS $2000: This playwright with a "monthly" name is the only Af.-Amer, dramatist to have a Broadway theatre named in his honor
#5912, aired 2010-05-04 AMERICAN DRAMATISTS $1600: He wrote a 10-play cycle of the black experience, each covering a decade; "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" was set in the '20s
#5852, aired 2010-02-09 AFRICAN AMERICANS $2000: He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his play "Fences" & another for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
#5838, aired 2010-01-20 FAMILY DRAMA $2000: In an August Wilson play, Troy Maxson builds these title structures around the family home
#5446, aired 2008-04-21 THEATRE $1600: In 1990 this playwright won his second Pulitzer Prize, for "The Piano Lesson"
#5320, aired 2007-10-26 THEATRE HISTORY $2000: "Radio Golf" is the last play in this "Fences" author's 10-play cycle about the African-American experience
#5288, aired 2007-09-12 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1000: Pittsburgh's African American Cultural Center was renamed for this "Piano Lesson" author who was born in Pittsburgh
#4986, aired 2006-04-24 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE $2000: In the title of the late August Wilson's Tony-nominated play, this man's "Come and Gone"
#4565, aired 2004-06-11 AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $2000: This playwright of "Fences" & "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" founded Pittsburgh's Black Horizon Theatre Company
#4437, aired 2003-12-16 NAME THE PLAYWRIGHT $2000: "The Piano Lesson"
#4418, aired 2003-11-19 IT OPENED IN NEW HAVEN $2000: (Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents from the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT) His play "Fences" was originally staged here at Yale Rep. It moved to Broadway and won him his first Pulitzer Prize
#4335, aired 2003-06-06 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: "May All Your Fences Have Gates" is a book of "Essays on the Drama of" this African-American playwright
#4300, aired 2003-04-18 REGIONAL THEATRE $2000: "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by this playwright first came & went with the Yale Repertory
#4232, aired 2003-01-14 AMERICAN DRAMATISTS $1200: His first major work, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", received a 1985 N.Y. Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
#4138, aired 2002-09-04 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME $2000: There's plenty to learn from this 1995 presentation seen here, written & produced by August Wilson "You're always talkin' about your daddy, but you ain't never stopped to look at what his foolishness cost your mama."
#3739, aired 2000-11-30 HEY MR. WILSON! $1000: Many of his plays, including "Joe Turner's Come & Gone", are set in Pittsburgh, where he was born
#3706, aired 2000-10-16 THEATRE $500: (Hi, I'm S. Epatha Merkerson.) I won a Tony nomination for playing Berneice in this playwright's 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson"
#3290, aired 1998-12-18 PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS $200: Lanford Wilson won a Pulitzer for "Talley's Folly" in 1980 & this Wilson won for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
#3281, aired 1998-12-07 AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS $400: In 1997 this "Fences" playwright debated the state of black theater with critic Robert Brustein
#3126, aired 1998-03-16 PLAY TIME $1000: In this author's "Fences" Troy Maxson complains that black men don't get to drive garbage trucks
#2943, aired 1997-05-21 PLAYWRIGHTS $1000: This author of "The Piano Lesson" founded the Black Horizons Theatre Company in 1968
#2781, aired 1996-10-07 REGIONAL THEATRES $200: Many of August Wilson's plays have been produced by this college's Repertory Theatre in New Haven
#2767, aired 1996-09-17 BLACK AMERICANS $1000: "Seven Guitars" is the seventh in a series of dramas by this "Piano Lesson" playwright
#2533, aired 1995-09-13 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME $800: His first play on the big or small screen was 1995's Hall of Fame production of "The Piano Lesson"
#2120, aired 1993-11-19 DRAMA $800: A brother & sister argue over the fate of a piano in this Pulitzer-winning play by August Wilson
#1955, aired 1993-02-19 HODGEPODGE $800: This playwright who wrote "The Piano Lesson" was born in April but has another month in his name
#1784, aired 1992-05-07 THEATRE $800 (Daily Double): In 1990 this playwright won his second Pulitzer Prize, for "The Piano Lesson"
Final Jeopardy! Round clues (2 results returned)
#8336, aired 2021-02-15 PLAYWRIGHTS: This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like "Jitney", which premiered in 2017
#5014, aired 2006-06-01 PLAYWRIGHTS: In 2005 Broadway's Virginia Theatre was renamed to honor this late author, the first African-American so honored
One of the best and most celebrated playwrights of the 20th C., is another answer.

From the OED definition for bang-
1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare.

1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly.

I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is...

I also said aubergine for a purple color. Makes it the only clue in the category where the letters appear at the beginning, but that's no reason to neg it...
Wilson's plays are also called - and slightly more aptly - the Century Cycle, since there's one for each decade of the 20th C. Ironically, anybody who'd watched the recent highly publicized Netflix film of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the 1920s play in the Cycle, wouldn't have been helped: It's the only one that doesn't take place in Pittsburgh (Chicago, instead).

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I have little doubt that's the only time August Wilson and Stephen Sondheim have been confused for each other... :roll:

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davey wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:54 pm

From the OED definition for bang-
1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare.

1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly.

I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is...
Yeah, I'd say they have to allow it then.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:17 pm
davey wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:54 pm

From the OED definition for bang-
1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare.

1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly.

I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is...
Yeah, I'd say they have to allow it then.
Maybe. I tend to think 3 and 3/4th centuries goes past the statute of limitations. Also, that citation is the only one given for that usage, which is quite unusual.

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Subarus on parade, to take a cue from AP. Yes, I said to my family re that DD3 wager “if she doesn’t go all in she isn’t interested in winning.” FJ was to me a Pavlovian clue: playwright + Pittsburgh? One answer.

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davey wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:33 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:17 pm
davey wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:54 pm

From the OED definition for bang-
1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare.

1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly.

I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is...
Yeah, I'd say they have to allow it then.
Maybe. I tend to think 3 and 3/4th centuries goes past the statute of limitations. Also, that citation is the only one given for that usage, which is quite unusual.
Good point. "Have to" may be pitching it too strong. I'm think I'm settling on "If I were a judge I'd be inclined to allow it but I'd be totally ok with being overruled."

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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:19 pm
It was sooooo painful to watch Karen wave the white flag with her DD3 wager. That timidity potentially cost her the game, as, ceterus paribus, she would have gone into FJ! in second place rather than third.
She withheld $2,000 in her wager and was $2,300 behind Phil entering FJ. She ultimately didn't cost herself anything by backing off, but it was close.


I googled "banged the [team name]" with a few different teams and found examples of the word used to mean "defeat" (without any adverbial modifiers like "around" or "into the boards" or whatever) from within living memory archived on Newspapers.com.
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:29 pm
The more I see of Ken, the more I want him to become the permanent host.

Can't say I've heard "dish" as a verb before. That was my only miss.
Ditto on Ken. I'm worried about the long period of stunt hosts that starts in three weeks. I fear it will lose viewers over the long haul while masking that loss by picking up temporary new viewers who then disappear. That could leave Ken to take the blame for declining ratings if and when they bring him back. I worry that they're treating Jeopardy! like a party favor that can be handed out to a stable of Sony notables to boost their visibility. Jeopardy! is a national treasure and should be curated by someone who views it as such.

As to "dish" meaning "gossip", that seems like the sort of slang that would pop up in a Country song or two. Not my specialty, so I can't offer an example. Outside Country, I know it shows up in "The Lady Is a Tramp" in the line "won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls".
In the realm of TV, there was The Soup's sister show, The Dish. It was hosted by Danielle Fishel, the once and future Topanga from the Boy Meets World universe.
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seaborgium wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:39 pm
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:19 pm
It was sooooo painful to watch Karen wave the white flag with her DD3 wager. That timidity potentially cost her the game, as, ceterus paribus, she would have gone into FJ! in second place rather than third.
She withheld $2,000 in her wager and was $2,300 behind Phil entering FJ. She ultimately didn't cost herself anything by backing off, but it was close.
You're right. I didn't notice that Phil passed her theoretical total on the final clue of DJ!.
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If you use it to mean "defeat", esepcially in the context of two athletes, it's going to get seriously misconstrued.
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Bamaman wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:30 pm
Davis Cup was way overvalued in the bottom row.
It stumped me, and my dad loves to tell his story about how he was a ballboy in the Davis Cup. I know what the Davis Cup is, but couldn't identify it by sight, or distinguish it from what I might imagine to be other similar tennis trophies that I might not be aware of since I'm not that into tennis.

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36R. 1/4 on big clues. Should have been 4/4 they were all gettable. I'm more familiar with Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers so I got stuck on that. I might have gotten Nassau County with a little bit more time. I've seen the Denzel Washington film version of Fences but it didn't help me with this one.

For the clue in the "AU" category: "One painter artistically applied fine strokes to the canvas; another used these unskilled strokes" I said "Fauvist" instead of daubs. I feel like "wild beast" strokes is passable for "unskilled" strokes. Judges?

Missed Saturday Evening Post with Washington Post. Didn't know that Screech was the mascot of the Washington Nationals but that clue made me think of Dustin Diamond's recent passing so I might remember it.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing", Werner Herzog, and the Davis Cup are easy clues that I missed that I can get right next time.

They didn't have any sports categories during the whole STEM week. Today they had a tennis category.

Tough DJ round for all the contestants. Congrats to Phil for hanging on and getting the win.
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davey wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:54 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:38 pm
DBear wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:31 pm
FJ: Who the hell is August Wilson?
Someone you need to know for J! purposes.
36 archive results
#8259, aired 2020-10-15 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1200: The future of a family heirloom is at the heart of "The Piano Lesson", which earned him his second Pulitzer Prize
#8216, aired 2020-05-18 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: Frederick August Kittel was the given name of this "Fences" playwright
#8040, aired 2019-07-19 AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS $1600: His plays "The Piano Lesson" & "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" are both set in Pittsburgh
#7893, aired 2018-12-26 "W"RITERS $1200: This playwright hit a homer with "Fences", which won him a Pulitzer
#7817, aired 2018-09-11 BROADWAY REPLACEMENTS $1200: The "monthly" Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize winner was replaced by his own play "Superior Donuts"
#7617, aired 2017-10-24 THE PLAY'S THE THING $2000: We would attend this playwright's "Seven Guitars", about a 1940s blues musician, any month of the year
#7354, aired 2016-07-28 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE $400: August Wilson chronicled the Black experience in his cycle of plays set in the Hill District of this Pennsylvania city
#7083, aired 2015-06-03 THE TONY AWARDS $800: This drama by August Wilson won for best revival of a play in 2010; stars Denzel Washington & Viola Davis also won
#6622, aired 2013-06-04 FLAVOR OF THE MONTH $2000: In 1987 this African-American playwright swung for the "Fences" & won a Pulitzer
#6051, aired 2010-12-27 PLAY PENNERS $2000: This playwright with a "monthly" name is the only Af.-Amer, dramatist to have a Broadway theatre named in his honor
#5912, aired 2010-05-04 AMERICAN DRAMATISTS $1600: He wrote a 10-play cycle of the black experience, each covering a decade; "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" was set in the '20s
#5852, aired 2010-02-09 AFRICAN AMERICANS $2000: He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his play "Fences" & another for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
#5838, aired 2010-01-20 FAMILY DRAMA $2000: In an August Wilson play, Troy Maxson builds these title structures around the family home
#5446, aired 2008-04-21 THEATRE $1600: In 1990 this playwright won his second Pulitzer Prize, for "The Piano Lesson"
#5320, aired 2007-10-26 THEATRE HISTORY $2000: "Radio Golf" is the last play in this "Fences" author's 10-play cycle about the African-American experience
#5288, aired 2007-09-12 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1000: Pittsburgh's African American Cultural Center was renamed for this "Piano Lesson" author who was born in Pittsburgh
#4986, aired 2006-04-24 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE $2000: In the title of the late August Wilson's Tony-nominated play, this man's "Come and Gone"
#4565, aired 2004-06-11 AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $2000: This playwright of "Fences" & "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" founded Pittsburgh's Black Horizon Theatre Company
#4437, aired 2003-12-16 NAME THE PLAYWRIGHT $2000: "The Piano Lesson"
#4418, aired 2003-11-19 IT OPENED IN NEW HAVEN $2000: (Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents from the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT) His play "Fences" was originally staged here at Yale Rep. It moved to Broadway and won him his first Pulitzer Prize
#4335, aired 2003-06-06 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: "May All Your Fences Have Gates" is a book of "Essays on the Drama of" this African-American playwright
#4300, aired 2003-04-18 REGIONAL THEATRE $2000: "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by this playwright first came & went with the Yale Repertory
#4232, aired 2003-01-14 AMERICAN DRAMATISTS $1200: His first major work, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", received a 1985 N.Y. Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
#4138, aired 2002-09-04 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME $2000: There's plenty to learn from this 1995 presentation seen here, written & produced by August Wilson "You're always talkin' about your daddy, but you ain't never stopped to look at what his foolishness cost your mama."
#3739, aired 2000-11-30 HEY MR. WILSON! $1000: Many of his plays, including "Joe Turner's Come & Gone", are set in Pittsburgh, where he was born
#3706, aired 2000-10-16 THEATRE $500: (Hi, I'm S. Epatha Merkerson.) I won a Tony nomination for playing Berneice in this playwright's 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson"
#3290, aired 1998-12-18 PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS $200: Lanford Wilson won a Pulitzer for "Talley's Folly" in 1980 & this Wilson won for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
#3281, aired 1998-12-07 AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS $400: In 1997 this "Fences" playwright debated the state of black theater with critic Robert Brustein
#3126, aired 1998-03-16 PLAY TIME $1000: In this author's "Fences" Troy Maxson complains that black men don't get to drive garbage trucks
#2943, aired 1997-05-21 PLAYWRIGHTS $1000: This author of "The Piano Lesson" founded the Black Horizons Theatre Company in 1968
#2781, aired 1996-10-07 REGIONAL THEATRES $200: Many of August Wilson's plays have been produced by this college's Repertory Theatre in New Haven
#2767, aired 1996-09-17 BLACK AMERICANS $1000: "Seven Guitars" is the seventh in a series of dramas by this "Piano Lesson" playwright
#2533, aired 1995-09-13 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME $800: His first play on the big or small screen was 1995's Hall of Fame production of "The Piano Lesson"
#2120, aired 1993-11-19 DRAMA $800: A brother & sister argue over the fate of a piano in this Pulitzer-winning play by August Wilson
#1955, aired 1993-02-19 HODGEPODGE $800: This playwright who wrote "The Piano Lesson" was born in April but has another month in his name
#1784, aired 1992-05-07 THEATRE $800 (Daily Double): In 1990 this playwright won his second Pulitzer Prize, for "The Piano Lesson"
Final Jeopardy! Round clues (2 results returned)
#8336, aired 2021-02-15 PLAYWRIGHTS: This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like "Jitney", which premiered in 2017
#5014, aired 2006-06-01 PLAYWRIGHTS: In 2005 Broadway's Virginia Theatre was renamed to honor this late author, the first African-American so honored
One of the best and most celebrated playwrights of the 20th C., is another answer.

From the OED definition for bang-
1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare.

1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly.

I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is...

I also said aubergine for a purple color. Makes it the only clue in the category where the letters appear at the beginning, but that's no reason to neg it...
Wilson's plays are also called - and slightly more aptly - the Century Cycle, since there's one for each decade of the 20th C. Ironically, anybody who'd watched the recent highly publicized Netflix film of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the 1920s play in the Cycle, wouldn't have been helped: It's the only one that doesn't take place in Pittsburgh (Chicago, instead).
I answered bang myself, glad it was accepted. I am happy my otherwise bad English teacher in high school introduced me to August Wilson over twenty years ago. Regrettably, I have never seen a production of one of his plays in person.

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There was nothing to piece together for FJ because I already knew that August Wilson wrote Jitney. The producers were obviously throwing me a line after a rough week previous.

I also said "aubergine" instead of "mauve."

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i lived in rockville centre, nassau county, new york, from 1953 to 1962.
1 one of my childhood friends was dean skelos, former republican majority leader of new york state senate, until his corruption conviction.
2 my best childhood friend was a fellow named bart kamen, whose father, jack kamen, was an illustrator for mad, weird science, and several other ec comics. bart's younger brother was named dean, and he was the guy who invented the segway. they lived literally around the corner from us.
3 we lived three or four blocks away from ray heatherton, "the merry mailman," whose daughter, joey (a few years older than i), was kicked out of junior high school for engaging in certain illicit acts on the roof of the school.

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MattKnowles wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:48 pm

For the clue in the "AU" category: "One painter artistically applied fine strokes to the canvas; another used these unskilled strokes" I said "Fauvist" instead of daubs. I feel like "wild beast" strokes is passable for "unskilled" strokes. Judges?
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They didn't have any sports categories during the whole STEM week. Today they had a tennis category.
So you're saying Matisse was unskilled? Not a popular opinion. A painting executed without much skill is a dictionary definition of daub.
There was a sports category last Tuesday.

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