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Fences : a play

Fences : a play

Author: August Wilson; Lloyd Richards
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
During the 1950's Troy Maxson struggles against racism and tries to preserve his feelings of pride in himself.
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Genre/Form: Historical drama
scripts (documents)
Plays (Performed Works)
Théâtre historique
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: August Wilson; Lloyd Richards
ISBN: 0452258421 9780452258426 0452264014 9780452264014 0452260485 9780452260481 9780735216686 0735216681 087049502X 9780870495021 0738306738 9780738306735 0606191836 9780606191838
OCLC Number: 13329803
Notes: "A Plume book."
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Description: xviii, 108 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by August Wilson ; introduction by Lloyd Richards.


During the 1950's Troy Maxson struggles against racism and tries to preserve his feelings of pride in himself.

Legendary playwright August Wilson's powerful, stunning dramatic bestseller that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. 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 a new spirit of liberation is changing the world. Maxson becomes a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew, to a wife and son he understands less and less. This modern classic deals with the impossibly difficult themes of race in America, set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Denzel Washington adapted the play into an Academy Award-winning film, directing and starring, along with Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Viola Davis.


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