Fences

Fences Author August Wilson
ISBN-10 9780735216686
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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* Now a Major Motion Picture directed by Denzel Washington, and starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis * Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play "In his work, Mr. Wilson depicted the struggles of black Americans with uncommon lyrical richness, theatrical density and emotional heft, in plays that give vivid voices to people on the frayed margins of life."--The New York Times From legendary playwright August Wilson, the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. Troy Maxson is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less. Denzel Washington's film adaptation won and was nominated for awards from the African-American Film Critics Association, American Film Institute, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and NAACP Image Awards, among others.

Fences

Fences Author August Wilson
ISBN-10 0573619050
Year 1986
Pages 97
Language en
Publisher Samuel French, Inc.
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Drama / 5m, 2f / 1 Set Winner of the New York Drama Critic's and Tony Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize, this sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a Negro from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes it's toll on his relationships with both his wife and son who now wants his own chance to play. "One of the great characters in American drama." - The New York Post "One of the richest experiences I have ever had in the theatre. I wasn't just moved. I was transfixed." - The New York Post "A blockbuster and a major American play." - New York Daily News

August Wilson s Fences

August Wilson s Fences Author Ladrica Menson-Furr
ISBN-10 9781441168443
Year 2013-06-06
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration of the life of its protagonist, even though it takes place at his funeral. Critics and scholars have lauded August Wilson's work for its universality and its ability, especially in Fences, to transcend racial barriers and this play helped to earn him the titles of "America's greatest playwright" and "the African American Shakespeare."

May All Your Fences Have Gates

May All Your Fences Have Gates Author Alan Nadel
ISBN-10 9781587291647
Year 1993-11-01
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher University of Iowa Press
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This stimulating collection of essays, the first comprehensive critical examination of the work of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, deals individually with his five major plays and also addresses issues crucial to Wilson's canon: the role of history, the relationship of African ritual to African American drama, gender relations in the African American community, music and cultural identity, the influence of Romare Bearden's collages, and the politics of drama. The collection includes essays by virtually all the scholars who have currently published on Wilson along with many established and newer scholars of drama and/or African American literature.

Understanding August Wilson

Understanding August Wilson Author Mary L. Bogumil
ISBN-10 1570032521
Year 1999
Pages 165
Language en
Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press
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Understanding August Wilson provides readers with a comprehensive view of the thematic structure of Wilson's plays, the placement of his plays within the context of American drama, and the distinctively African American experiences and traditions that Wilson dramatizes. In this critical study Mary L. Bogumil argues that Wilson gives voice to disfranchised and marginalized African Americans who have been promised a place and a stake in the American dream but find access to the rights and freedoms promised to all Americans difficult. The author maintains that Wilson not only portrays African Americans and the predicaments of American life but also sheds light on the atavistic connection African Americans have to their African ancestors. Bogumil explains that the playwright both perpetuates and subverts the tradition of American drama in order to expose the distinct differences between the white American and the African American experiences.

The Fence

The Fence Author Darrell J. Steffensmeier
ISBN-10 0847674959
Year 1986-01-01
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This book is based on the experiences of a dealer in stolen goods (alias 'Sam Goodman'), whose history serves as a model for understanding the role that fences play in today's society. Steffensmeier provides a detailed analysis of how a fence develops relationships with thieves, customers, and other fences, how prices are set and negotiated, the profits derived, and the skills required for the job, and the meaning and rewards of fencing. Steffensmeier relates the potential consequences: the events surrounding Sam's eventual arrest and conviction for receiving stolen property. Sociologists, criminologists, law enforcement officers, and public policy makers will find this an book enlightening and engaging portrayal of the criminal career.

August Wilson s Fences

August Wilson s Fences Author Sandra Garrett Shannon
ISBN-10 0313318808
Year 2003
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Outlines the plot and characters of this groundbreaking play; explains the production, historical context, and themes; and includes critiques and reactions of scholars.

Broken Hearts Fences and Other Things to Mend

Broken Hearts  Fences and Other Things to Mend Author Katie Finn
ISBN-10 9781250060570
Year 2014-05-13
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Feiwel & Friends
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In Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn, Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence. Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don't hold grudges forever. Do they? Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh—to believe she's someone else. As though the summer wasn't complicated enough already. Can Gemma keep up the charade? Or will she be found out by the very people she's been hiding from?

Literature Companion Fences

Literature Companion  Fences Author History World
ISBN-10 9781312483927
Year 2014-09-03
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
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The play is set in the 1950s. The play is the part of the ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle written by August Wilson. Similar to the other plays written by the playwright, “Fence” also explores the themes of race-relations, evolving African-American experiences, etc. “Fences” received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1987. In the same year, it was also given Tony Award for Best Play. The pay was highly acclaimed by critics, reviewers, and audiences. It is noticeable that “Fences” collected $11 million in the first year of its production. It is a record amount for a non-musical play. The play eventually went on to win four Tony Awards. Literature Companion: Fences Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

Recognizing Fences Troy Maxson s Identity Politics

Recognizing  Fences    Troy Maxson s Identity Politics Author Johannes Steffens
ISBN-10 9783638753203
Year 2007-11
Pages 28
Language en
Publisher GRIN Verlag
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Tubingen, course: PS II Contemporary US Drama: August Wilson, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper deals with identity politics in August Wilson's play 'Fences'. It establishes the importances of proper recogntion according to Charles Taylor and G.H. Mead and links it Troy Maxson's behavior in regard to his son Cory in 'Fences', abstract: August Wilson's 1985 play Fences focuses on black urban life in the late 1950s and deals with intergenerational conflicts, racial issues, distress, and the search for one's identity and position in life. The play's protagonist, Troy Maxson, has been turned into a loud-mouthed, hard-hearted, and occasionally "crude and almost vulgar" (Wilson 1987, 1) oppressor as a result of the hardships of Afro-American life in the first half of the 20th century and the experiences of his youth; Troy abandoned home at the age of fourteen, after being beaten up by his sadistic father for having watched him rape a thirteen-year-old girl. This paper is intended to examine the identity politics in Fences and will focus on the conflict between Troy and his second son Cory. First, it will highlight the importance of recognition for the development of human beings according to Charles Taylor's theory and then show the negative effects of misrecognition and nonrecognition. Secondly, it will show the different phases of Troy's misrecognition in the play and analyze how this leads to a mutilation of Cory's personality.

August Wilson

August Wilson Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9781438116372
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 85
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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Discussion and criticism of Ma Rainey's black bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's come and gone and Two trains running.

Borders Fences and Walls

Borders  Fences and Walls Author Elisabeth Vallet
ISBN-10 9781317173076
Year 2016-04-08
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the question remains ’Do good fences still make good neighbours’? Since the Great Wall of China, the Antonine Wall, built in Scotland to support Hadrian's Wall, the Roman ’Limes’ or the Danevirk fence, the ’wall’ has been a constant in the protection of defined entities claiming sovereignty, East and West. But is the wall more than an historical relict for the management of borders? In recent years, the wall has been given renewed vigour in North America, particularly along the U.S.-Mexico border, and in Israel-Palestine. But the success of these new walls in the development of friendly and orderly relations between nations (or indeed, within nations) remains unclear. What role does the wall play in the development of security and insecurity? Do walls contribute to a sense of insecurity as much as they assuage fears and create a sense of security for those 'behind the line'? Exactly what kind of security is associated with border walls? This book explores the issue of how the return of the border fences and walls as a political tool may be symptomatic of a new era in border studies and international relations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this volume examines problems that include security issues ; the recurrence and/or decline of the wall; wall discourses ; legal approaches to the wall; the ’wall industry’ and border technology, as well as their symbolism, role, objectives and efficiency.

August Wilson s Fences

August Wilson s Fences Author Ladrica Menson-Furr
ISBN-10 9781441168443
Year 2013-06-06
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration of the life of its protagonist, even though it takes place at his funeral. Critics and scholars have lauded August Wilson's work for its universality and its ability, especially in Fences, to transcend racial barriers and this play helped to earn him the titles of "America's greatest playwright" and "the African American Shakespeare."

Three Plays

Three Plays Author August Wilson
ISBN-10 0822936666
Year 1991
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press
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Contains three plays about twentieth century African-American lives.

August Wilson and the African American Odyssey

August Wilson and the African American Odyssey Author Kim Pereira
ISBN-10 0252064291
Year 1995
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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In this critical study of four plays by Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson-- Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and The Piano Lesson--Pereira show how Wilson uses the themes of separation, migration, and reunion to depict the physical and psychological journeys of African Americans in the 20th century.