The author of the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, returns with another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him new critical acclaim and the Pulitzer Prize. The protagonist of FENCES, Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be - to survive. For Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black was to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But now 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...
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Drama / 5m, 2f / 1 Set Winner of the New York Drama Critic's and Tony Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize, this sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a Negro from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes it's toll on his relationships with both his wife and son who now wants his own chance to play. "One of the great characters in American drama." - The New York Post "One of the richest experiences I have ever had in the theatre. I wasn't just moved. I was transfixed." - The New York Post "A blockbuster and a major American play." - New York Daily NewsReview:
-The strongest, most passionate American dramatic writing since Tennessee Williams.---The New York Post
-Fences leaves no doubt that Mr. Wilson is a major writer, combining a poet's ear for vernacular with a robust sense of humor, a sure sense for crackling dramatic incident, and a passionate commitment to a great subject.---The New York Times
-A blockbuster piece of theater, a major American play.---New York Daily News
-An eloquent play... a comedy-drama that is well-nigh flawless.---New York Magazine
-A moving story line and a hero almost Shakespearian in contour.---The Wall Street Journal
-A work of tremendous impact that summons up gratitude for the beauty of its language, the truth of its character, the power of its portrayals.---Chicago Tribune
"The strongest, most passionate American dramatic writing since Tennessee Williams."--The New York Post
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140482172