Understanding modern realism. 2010. 05.13. Observation of the ordinary. As image of truth verified by observing ordinary life, realism has been a principal style of writing and performance since the 1860s .
Strindberg's nineteenth century masterpiece, Miss Julie, described the new tragic hero for the modern age.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; four Tony awards (including Best Play); three Drama Desk Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, FENCES is the second installment of August Wilson's extraordinary ten play cycle exploring the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century.
Rob Riley (Cory), Wandachristine (Rose), and Wendell Wright (Troy) August Wilson's FENCES. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.
As TROY MAXON in August Wilson’s “FENCES”
The San Antonio Current Magazine’sReaders Pick for Best Play category in their “Best of Arts” Awards*
“Fences.” Directed by Antoinette Winstead
Elayn J. Taylor (Rose) and James Williams (Troy Maxon)in August Wilson's "Fences." (Ann Marsden)
Fences directed by Ron OJ Parson
Troy Maxson (Charles Robinson) sits and contemplates his life
It is revealed that Troy has had an affair with a woman named Alberta, whom the audience never sees throughout the play. It is revealed that Alberta is impregnated and dies giving birth to Raynell, the daughter conceived from their union. During the final Act, Raynell is seen as a happy seven-year-old; Cory comes home from war, and after initially refusing to go to his father's funeral due to long-standing resentment, his mother convinces him to pay his respects to his father - the man who, though hard-headed and often poor at demonstrating affection, nevertheless loved his son.
Laurence Fishburn stars along with Orlando Jones in August Wilson's"Fences“
The first Broadway revival of the play opened at the Cort Theatre in previews on April 14, 2010, officially on April 26, 2010 in a limited 13-week engagement. Directed by Kenny Leon, the cast stars Denzel Washington(Troy Maxson) and Viola Davis (Rose).
Oscar Wilde is one of the most iconic figures from late Victorian society.