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by August Wilson

Fences Resources


August Wilson Central

This is website totally dedicated to the work of August Wilson.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Here's a site dedicated to the memory of August Wilson and the celebration of African American culture.


Original Review

Check out the New York Times' original review of Fences from 1987.

NY Times

Here's a link to the many articles published on Wilson in the New York Times.

Wilson's Obituary

This is the article published by the New York Times after Wilson's untimely death.

Paris Review Interview

Check out this great interview with Wilson – really!

"From Chaos to Collage"

A great article discussing the influence Harlem Renaissance artist Romare Bearden had on August Wilson's plays.


NPR Interview

Listen to an interesting 2004 interview with Wilson.

All Things Considered

NPR's popular evening radio show took a moment to focus on Fences.


Original Production

This page has a clip of James Earl Jones as the original Troy Maxson. (Scroll down and look for the video on the left.)

Portland Center Stage

Watch interviews with the cast of Portland Center Stage's production of the play.

Gallaudet University

Here are clips from a production by deaf actors.

CBS News

Check out a clip from CBS News celebrating Wilson's memory.


Wilson Photo

Here's the man!

August Hearts Constanza

Here's Wilson with his wife, Constanza Romero

Fences Cover

This is the cover of the published version of the play.

Laurence Fishburne

Here's Laurence Fishburne as Troy.

Romare Bearden Collages

Artist Romare Bearden had a huge impact on Wilson's plays. Check out some of Bearden's collages here.

More Bearden

Explore more of Bearden's work, courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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