Fences

Fences Author August Wilson
ISBN-10 0140482172
Year 1988
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher
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For use in schools and libraries only. The moving drama of Troy Maxson, a man who had everything needed to be a great ball player, except Jackie Robinson hadn't yet broken the color barrier.

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.

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.

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners Author Elizabeth A. Brennan
ISBN-10 1573561118
Year 1999
Pages 666
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

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."

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature Author William L. Andrews
ISBN-10 0198031750
Year 2001-02-15
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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A breathtaking achievement, this Concise Companion is a suitable crown to the astonishing production in African American literature and criticism that has swept over American literary studies in the last two decades. It offers an enormous range of writers-from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, from Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and from Toni Morrison to August Wilson. It contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels), such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It also incorporates information on literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, Sula Peace, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, Stackolee, and the trickster. Icons of black culture are addressed, including vivid details about the lives of Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Here, too, are general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama; on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory; as well as on a wide spectrum of related topics. Compact yet thorough, this handy volume gathers works from a vast array of sources--from the black periodical press to women's clubs--making it one of the most substantial guides available on the growing, exciting world of African American literature.

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.

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.

The Healing Power of Play

The Healing Power of Play Author Eliana Gil
ISBN-10 9781462505586
Year 2012-04-10
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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This book describes how therapists can both facilitate constructive play therapy and intervene in posttraumatic play to help children who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect achieve a positive resolution. Traditional techniques of play therapy are reviewed for their application to this population. Throughout, numerous therapeutic aids are described to enhance the child's capacity to communicate verbally or symbolically. To help clinicians translate theory into daily practice, the book presents six detailed clinical vignettes that offer step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention in different situations of abuse or neglect.

Fences Retaining Walls

Fences   Retaining Walls Author William McElroy
ISBN-10 0934041539
Year 1990
Pages 389
Language en
Publisher Craftsman Book Company
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Fences and Retaining Walls, is a practical manual for the fencing professional and has all the information for quality fence work. An important book as well for house builders and home remodelers.

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.