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Title:Fences (The Century Cycle #6)
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Fences (The Century Cycle #6) by August Wilson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Fences (The Century Cycle #6) Soon to be a Major Motion Picture directed by Denzel Washington and starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play .

From August Wilson author of i The Piano Lesson i and the Broadway season s best play i Ma Rainey s Black Bottom i is another powerful stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical acclaim including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize The protagonist of i Fences i 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 the s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the s 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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King Hedley II, Fences (The Century Cycle #6), Radio Golf, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Jitney, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Two Trains Running, Gem of the Ocean, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
It is the spring of In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh s Hill district familiar sounds fill the air A rooster crows Screen doors slam The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son And there s the sound of the blues played and sung by young men and women with little more than a guitar in their hands and a dream in their hearts August Wilson s b Seven Guitars b is the sixth chapter in his continuing theatrical saga that explores the hope heartbreak and heritage of the African American experience in the twentieth century The story follows a small group of friends who gather following the untimely death of Floyd Schoolboy Barton a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom Together they reminisce about his short life and discover the unspoken passions and undying spirit that live within each of them, No one except perhaps Eugene O Neill and Tennessee Williams has aimed so high and achieved so much in the American theater John Lahr i The New Yorker i br br A swelling battle hymn of transporting beauty Theatergoers who have followed August Wilson s career will find in Gem a touchstone for everything else he has written Ben Brantley i The New York Times i br br Wilson s juiciest material The play holds the stage and its characters hammer home strongly the notion of newfound freedom Michael Phillips i Chicago Tribune i br br i Gem of the Ocean i is the play that begins it all Set in Pittsburgh it is chronologically the first work in August Wilson s decade by decade cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the th century an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize winning plays i Fences i and i The Piano Lesson i Aunt Esther the drama s year old fiery matriarch welcomes into her Hill District home Solly Two Kings who was born into slavery and scouted for the Union Army and Citizen Barlow a young man from Alabama searching for a new life i Gem of the Ocean i recently played across the country and on Broadway with Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Esther br br Earlier in on the completion of the final work of his ten play cycle surely the most ambitious American dramatic project undertaken in our history b August Wilson b disclosed his bout with cancer an illness of unusual ferocity that would eventually claim his life on October Fittingly the Broadway theatre where his last play will be produced in has been renamed the August Wilson Theater in his honor His legacy will animate the theatre and stir the human heart for decades to come, Wilson s melody here is the mournful sound of what might have been a blues tinged tale about a driven almost demonic man He s a petty thief named King who will stop at nothing for a better life i King Hedley i is a big play filled with big emotions and big speeches These aria like monologues are rich in humor heartbreak and the astonishing details that go into creating real people With his latest arrival on Broadway Wilson only has the first and last decades of the twentieth century to chronicle it s been quite a journey i King Hedley i will only add to that towering achievement Michael Kuchwara i Associated Press i br br What makes Wilson America s greatest living playwright aside from his gift for dialogue which blends searing poetry with uncompromising realism is the bracing humanism with which he provides insight into the struggles and aspirations of all individuals Elysa Gardner i USA Today i br br i King Hedley II i is the eighth work in playwright August Wilson s play cycle chronicling the history of the African American experience in each decade of the twentieth century It s set in and tells the story of an ex con in post Reagan Pittsburgh trying to rebuild his life Many critics have hailed the work as a haunting and challenging tragedy of Shakespearean proportions br br b August Wilson b is the most influential and successful African American playwright writing today He is the two time Pulitzer Prize winning author of i Fences i i The Piano Lesson i i Ma Rainey s Black Bottom i i Joe Turner s Come and Gone i i Seven Guitars i i Two Trains Running i and i Jitney i His plays have been produced all over the world as well as on Broadway, When Herald Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years impressed labor on Joe Turner s chain gang he is a free man in body br But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of inescapable alienation oppress his spirit still and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust in the presence of this tormented stranger Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind believing that she can help him reclaim his old identity But through his encounters with the other residents he begins to realize that what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new world and it will take more then the skills of the local People Finder to discover it