Why Wilson gave his play the title Fences
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... why Wilson gave his play the Fences. (What do fences symbolize in the play The play Fences is August Wilson’s second major play, which earned for him a Pulitzer prize for drama. Cultural criticism, feminist criticism, new historicism, post structuralism, and postmodernism are just a few of the magnifying lenses that have held up to the play. As a result of the ability of Fences to speak across cultural boundaries of race, age, and gender, it attracted the attention of scholarly inquiries. The upshot is that as a growing body of scholarship generated about Fences increased, the play has been canonized as a classic.
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