August Wilson's Fences (Modern Theatre Guides) by Ladrica Menson-Furr

By Ladrica Menson-Furr

Fences represents the last decade of the Nineteen Fifties, and, whilst it premiered in 1985, it gained the Pulitzer Prize. Set throughout the beginnings of the civil rights move, it additionally matters generational switch and renewal, finishing with a party of the lifetime of its protagonist, although it occurs at his funeral. Critics and students have lauded August Wilson's paintings for its universality and its skill, particularly in Fences, to go beyond racial obstacles and this play helped to earn him the titles of "America's maximum playwright" and "the African American Shakespeare."

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