Playwright August Wilson  (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) dropped out of school in the ninth grade but continued to educate himself by spending long hours reading at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library.

Playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) dropped out of school in the ninth grade but continued to educate himself by spending long hours reading at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library.

All of the characters in the play by August Wilson Fences experience a personal transformation over the course of the play. Description from fencelena.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

All of the characters in the play by August Wilson Fences experience a personal transformation over the course of the play. Description from fencelena.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

August Wilson play Fences on Broadway 2010 - Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

Fences: Show Photos

August Wilson play Fences on Broadway 2010 - Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, is a Pulitzer prize winning play for drama. Description from theateronline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Piano Lesson (August Wilson)

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, is a Pulitzer prize winning play for drama. Description from theateronline.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

August Wilson ~ playright, was born Frederick August Kittle Jr. in 1945...  to honor his mother after his father's death, he changed his name in 1965... he died of liver cancer in 2005

August Wilson ~ playright, was born Frederick August Kittle Jr. in 1945... to honor his mother after his father's death, he changed his name in 1965... he died of liver cancer in 2005

If you're teaching August Wilson's play, Fences, you need this teaching bundle to help shape your unit and lesson plans. Included in this bundle: 56 task cards with engaging critical thinking questions for every scene of the play Anticipation guide Writing activities for each scene Troy as a tragic hero Uncle Remus allusion close-reading activity Characterization activities Video worksheet for film on the Negro Baseball Leagues (film available free online) Baseball terminology and allusions…

Fences by August Wilson Unit Plan Bundle: Worksheets, Task Cards, Projects

If you're teaching August Wilson's play, Fences, you need this teaching bundle to help shape your unit and lesson plans. Included in this bundle: 56 task cards with engaging critical thinking questions for every scene of the play Anticipation guide Writing activities for each scene Troy as a tragic hero Uncle Remus allusion close-reading activity Characterization activities Video worksheet for film on the Negro Baseball Leagues (film available free online) Baseball terminology and allusions…

April 26, 2010  |  Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in the Broadway revival of Fences, August Wilson’s masterpiece.  It took 22 years for the Broadway revival... the answer was Denzel Washington, a star with the deep-rooted masculinity, emotional ballast, and unstoppable charisma required to play a character who, as this production’s director (and longtime Wilson collaborator), Kenny Leon, puts it, “is on a scale with Othello, Lear, Willy Loman.”  Photo: Annie Leibovitz

The Heart of Things

April 26, 2010 | Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in the Broadway revival of Fences, August Wilson’s masterpiece. It took 22 years for the Broadway revival... the answer was Denzel Washington, a star with the deep-rooted masculinity, emotional ballast, and unstoppable charisma required to play a character who, as this production’s director (and longtime Wilson collaborator), Kenny Leon, puts it, “is on a scale with Othello, Lear, Willy Loman.” Photo: Annie Leibovitz

Stephen Henderson is an actor, who is known for his onstage work, in several August Wilson’s plays. He has also made numerous film and television appearances. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Ruby Naomi and Elihue Henderson Spent a year at Lincoln University, Missouri and was originally par...Stephen Henderson is an actor, who is known for his onstage work, in several August Wilson’s plays. He has also made numerous film and television appearances. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, the…

Stephen Henderson is an actor, who is known for his onstage work, in several August Wilson’s plays. He has also made numerous film and television appearances. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Ruby Naomi and Elihue Henderson Spent a year at Lincoln University, Missouri and was originally par...Stephen Henderson is an actor, who is known for his onstage work, in several August Wilson’s plays. He has also made numerous film and television appearances. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, the…

February 2011 ~ August Wilson (1945-2005) was a writer and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of his plays represented a different aspect of black American life in different decades. Wilson won several awards for his writings including two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. His more known plays were Fences (1987), The Piano Lesson (1990), The Homecoming (1989), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984).

February 2011 ~ August Wilson (1945-2005) was a writer and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of his plays represented a different aspect of black American life in different decades. Wilson won several awards for his writings including two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. His more known plays were Fences (1987), The Piano Lesson (1990), The Homecoming (1989), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984).

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