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Author: August Wilson
The protagonist of FENCES, Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be-to survive. For Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black was to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But now the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s...a spirit that is changing the ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452264014
ISBN-10: 0452264014
Publication Date: 6/1/1986
Pages: 101
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Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Fence: a barrier. In baseball it marks the delineation between a hit, or out, and a score: a home run. As in sports, in the larger sense, it represents the barrier between being on the team and actually playing. The play represents a period in time during which barriers (fences) are being broken down. But supposed that you grew up surrounded with them? How would you react? Troy, the ex-ballplayer, is trying to build a fence; he wants his young son to help, rather than to become a part of the change.
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This is a masterpiece. I will be looking for other plays/works from August Wilson immediately. Highly recommended!
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