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    Dissecting Samm-Art Williams

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    Compare and contrast the life of Samm-Art Williams to the life of the character in his play, Home.

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    When comparing and contrasting the life of Samm-Art Williams to the life of the character in his play, Home, the theme of cultural and personal transition from rural South to the urban North is quite common both among the playwright's own life experiences as well as the character of Cephus Miles' journey within the play. Experts insist that Miles exemplifies "a modest black man in search of peace, love and God" (Nelson, 2013), which also seems to deeply parallel the main traits of the author, too. Because Samm-Art Williams was born in 1946 in Burgaw, North Carolina, the son of Samuel and Valdosia Williams, who attended segregated public schools through high school (Shandell, 2004), his entrance into New York City's theater scene was ...

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    400 words of APA references and general ideas briefly examine parallels between Samm-Art Williams' life and his protagonist in Home.