August Wilson"s Fences a reference guide by Sandra Garrett Shannon

Cover of: August Wilson

Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Wilson, August.,
  • Historical drama, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Conflict of generations in literature.,
  • African Americans in literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-196) and index.

Book details

StatementSandra G. Shannon.
SeriesGreenwood guides to literature
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3573.I45677 F434 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 201 p. :
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3564572M
ISBN 100313318808
LC Control Number2002035222

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See a complete list of the characters in Fences and in-depth analyses of Troy Maxson, Rose Maxson, and Gabriel Maxson. Here's where you'll find analysis about the play as a whole. Full text of "August Wilson "Fences"" See other formats Act 1 Act 1, Scene 1 Act One Scene One It is Man what drove the truck give me a book.

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Fences is divided into two acts. Act One is comprised of four scenes and Act Two has five. The play begins on a Friday, Troy and Bono's payday. Troy and Bono go to Troy's house for their weekly ritual of drinking and talking.

Troy has asked Mr. Rand, their boss, why the black employees aren't allowed to drive the garbage trucks, only to lift. AUGUST WiLSON 2 EXT. WYLIE AVENUE, THE HILL, PITTSBURGH— EARLY SEPTEMBER—MORNING The rear of the garbage truck, god’s point of view: Troy Maxson and Jim Bono hang on to either side of the truck as it heads toward its next collection point.

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Set in s Pittsburgh, Fences centers on. Fences Summary. The first act of the play is a swirling portrait of Troy Maxson's life.

We meet all the main people surrounding Troy. There's his best friend, Bono, whom he met while in prison. Now the two work together as garbage collectors and sip gin every Friday night.

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