FencesBook - 2016
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 the 1950s 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. This is a modern classic, a book that deals with the impossibly difficult themes of race in America, set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.
Now an Academy Award-winning film directed by and starring Denzel Washington , along with Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Viola Davis.
From Library Staff
SeattleNonficLibrarians Mar 08, 2017
Wilson, who was a Seattle playwright, explores how racial discrimination complicates family dynamics in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play (now also a film), one of ten plays in The Pittsburgh Cycle.
SeattleNonficLibrarians Sep 06, 2016
Local playwright August Wilson examined many aspects of African American life in his work. As Hansberry did in A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Wilson deftly explores how racial discrimination complicates family dynamics in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. A forthcoming film starring Denzel Washington and ... Read More »