Fences represents the last decade of the Nineteen Fifties, and, while it premiered in 1985, it gained the Pulitzer Prize. Set in the course of the beginnings of the civil rights move, it additionally issues generational switch and renewal, finishing with a party of the lifetime of its protagonist, although it happens at his funeral. Critics and students have lauded August Wilson's paintings for its universality and its skill, particularly in Fences, to go beyond racial boundaries and this play helped to earn him the titles of "America's maximum playwright" and "the African American Shakespeare."
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