By Ladrica Menson-Furr

Fences represents the last decade of the Fifties, and, whilst it premiered in 1985, it received the Pulitzer Prize. Set throughout the beginnings of the civil rights stream, it additionally matters generational switch and renewal, finishing with a party of the lifetime of its protagonist, although it occurs at his funeral. Critics and students have lauded August Wilson's paintings for its universality and its skill, specially in Fences, to go beyond racial limitations and this play helped to earn him the titles of "America's maximum playwright" and "the African American Shakespeare."

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