Fences

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Samuel French, Inc., 1986 - Drama - 97 pages
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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
 

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I sincerlly liked the book fences. i thought it always kept the reader intertained by leaving the question whats going to happen next. although the ending was confusing it fit well with the book. this book deffinetly moved me because i could relate to it since my father cheated onmy mother as well and i know that my mom probably would of done the same thing rose did. 

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Not full text. what is the issue with making this script public. My class is studying it and I don't have my book with me. Who.cares.about.this... just why. do you want money? because I don't have any. This is a play. It's not like I enjoy reading plays. like I was going to line up to buy a copy of this play, and opted out because I found it for free. Ridiculous. You are making the world dumber. You are making me dumber. 

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About the author (1986)

Playwright August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His experiences of living in a primarily black community and then being the only black student in his class at a Roman Catholic high school would inform his dramatic writings. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and continued his education on his own. Wilson wrote a ten play cycle that chronicles each decade of the black experience in the 20th century. Each of his plays focuses on what he perceived as the largest issue to confront African-Americans in that decade. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Fences and Piano Lesson, the best play Tony Award for Fences, and seven New York Drama Critics' Circle awards. He also received the Whiting Foundation Award, the American Theatre Critics Award, the 1999 National Humanities Medal awarded by the President, and numerous honorary degrees. He died of liver cancer on October 2, 2005 at the age of 60.

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