August Wilson's Fences

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London : Continuum, 2008.
9780826496478 (hbk.), 0826496474 (hbk.), 0826496482 (pbk.), 9780826496485 (pbk.)
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vii, 107 pages ; 21 cm.
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812.54 MEN
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London : Continuum, 2008.
9780826496478 (hbk.), 0826496474 (hbk.), 0826496482 (pbk.), 9780826496485 (pbk.)


Includes bibliographical references and index.
"August Wilson is generally acknowledged to be the most respected African American playwright. His cycle of plays spanning the decades of the twentieth century have been profoundly influential in the American theatre, and highly acclaimed. "Fences" represents the decade of the 1950s and when it premiered in 1985 it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration of the life of its protagonist, even though it takes place at his funeral. Critics and scholars have lauded August Wilson's work for its universality and its ability, especially in "Fences", to transcend racial barriers and earned him the titles of "America's greatest playwright" and "African American Shakespeare." The guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to "Fences", giving students an overview of the background and context including detailed analysis of the play including its structure, style and characters; analysis of key production issues and choices; overview of the performance history from the first performances in 1985 to more recent productions; and an annotated guide to further reading highlighting key critical approaches."--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Menson-Furr, L. C. (2008). August Wilson's Fences . Continuum.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Menson-Furr, Ladrica C. 2008. August Wilson's Fences. London: Continuum.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Menson-Furr, Ladrica C. August Wilson's Fences London: Continuum, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Menson-Furr, Ladrica C. August Wilson's Fences Continuum, 2008.

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