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 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

From August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical acclaim including the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. The protagonist of Fences (part of Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays), Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive.  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 the1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s... a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can...a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less...

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August Wilson is a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. His first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Joe Turner's Come and Gone, his third play, was also voted best play of 1987-88 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson.

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thewitt70, April 1, 2009 (view all comments by thewitt70)
Fences is truly a tragic tell of a black man and his family and all the woes they encounter; from job prejudices to multi-parent families. Playwright, August Wilson, captured a moment of America in his telling of Troy Maxson’s life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452264014
Introduction:
Richards, Lloyd
Author:
Richards, Lloyd
Author:
Wilson, August
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Conflict of generations
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19860631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.34 in 0.28 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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