History Theatre / Fences

17th Jan '16 11:35:09 AM NoChorus
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** Troy to some extent. Why, Death is a wrestler and they wrestled to [[JustForPun death]] for three days.



** Troy to some extent. Why, Death is a wrestler and they wrestled to [[JustForPun death]] for three days.
14th Jan '16 4:40:09 PM molokai198
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* TheBigGuy: Troy is very large and bases his identity on this.


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* FreakOut: At the end of the play [[spoiler: Gabriel has one when he realizes that his trumpet doesn't work. It is noted in the play directions that a sane man would not be able to withstand the trauma.]]


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* GainaxEnding: It ends with [[spoiler: Gabriel realizing the trumpet isn't working, then dancing " a dance of atavistic signature and ritual", then howling "in what is an attempt at a song, or perhaps a song turning back into itself in an attempt at speech. And then the gates of heaven open.]]
14th Jan '16 4:35:00 PM molokai198
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Cory assumes his father is scared of his son being better at sports than he is. Troy's dickish move is preventing his son from ever playing sports in the leagues because he doesn't want his son to have to deal with the stigma of racism like he did.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Cory assumes his father is scared of his son being better at sports than he is. Troy's dickish move is preventing his son from ever playing sports in the leagues because he doesn't want w ant his son to have to deal with the stigma of racism like he did.



* ICouldaBeenAContender: Troy would have been a professional baseball player, but he wasn't allowed due to his race.

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Troy dies after a time skip at the end of the play]].
* HeroicDog: Troy sings about his dog Blue, who cared for him after he was beaten by his father.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Troy would have been a professional baseball player, but he wasn't allowed due to his race. race.
* MeaningfulFuneral: [[spoiler: Troy's]] funeral in the last scene.



* MissingMom: Troy's mother, and also Troy's first wife, Lyons's mother. [[spoiler:Technically, Alberta is this to Raynell later on in the play.]]

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* MissingMom: Troy's mother, and also Troy's first wife, Lyons's mother. [[spoiler:Technically, Alberta is this to Raynell later on in the play.]]
12th Jan '16 1:26:03 PM molokai198
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* DeathByChildbirth: How [[spoiler:Alberta]] dies.
* DistantFinale: The final scene takes place seven years after the rest of the play.


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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Troy would have been a professional baseball player, but he wasn't allowed due to his race.
20th Feb '15 7:49:22 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheGhost: Alberta. [[spoiler:She dies before we get to even see her.]]

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* TheGhost: Alberta. [[spoiler:She [[spoiler:[[PosthumousCharacter She dies before we get to even see her.]]]]]]
20th Feb '15 7:47:41 PM Mdumas43073
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* HairTriggerTemper: Troy, especially around Cory.

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* HairTriggerTemper: Troy, especially around Cory.Troy
20th Feb '15 7:47:06 PM Mdumas43073
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* FreudianExcuse: Troy is extremely hard on Cory and constantly pushes him to get a job and an education instead of pursuing being a professional athlete like he did. The reason why is because when Troy tried to do so, African-Americans were not allowed in sports. A noble, just cause...if not for the fact that the times have changed and Cory would be treated much differently than Troy was.

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* FreudianExcuse: Troy is extremely hard on Cory and constantly pushes him to get a job and an education instead of pursuing being a professional athlete like he did. The reason why is because when Troy tried to do so, African-Americans were not allowed in sports. A noble, just cause...perfectly understandable position... if not for the fact that the times have changed and Cory would be treated much differently than Troy was.


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* HairTriggerTemper: Troy, especially around Cory.
14th Feb '15 9:47:27 AM Mdumas43073
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Fences is a play by August Wilson written in 1984, the sixth in Wilson's ten-part ''Pittsburgh Cycle'' (although the third to be written) documenting the history of Black America through the lens of Wilson's native UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, PA. Officially, it's never gotten a TV movie, but it's been performed in various theaters throughout the country.

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Fences '''''Fences''''' is a play by August Wilson written in 1984, the sixth in Wilson's ten-part ''Pittsburgh Cycle'' (although the third to be written) documenting the history of Black America through the lens of Wilson's native UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, PA. Officially, it's never gotten a TV movie, but it's been performed in various theaters throughout the country.
1st Sep '14 10:32:17 AM whiteladydragon00
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* BetaCouple: Bono and his wife.

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* BetaCouple: Bono and his wife.wife Lucille.
25th Jan '14 3:47:39 PM karstovich2
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Fences is a play by August Wilson that premiered in 1984, the sixth in Wilson's ten-part ''Pittsburgh Cycle'' (although the third to be written) documenting the history of Black America through the lens of Wilson's native UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, PA. Officially, it's never gotten a TV movie, but it's been performed in various theaters throughout the country.

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Fences is a play by August Wilson that premiered written in 1984, the sixth in Wilson's ten-part ''Pittsburgh Cycle'' (although the third to be written) documenting the history of Black America through the lens of Wilson's native UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, PA. Officially, it's never gotten a TV movie, but it's been performed in various theaters throughout the country.


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The play premiered on Broadway in 1987, with Creator/JamesEarlJones in the role of Troy. The play earned a ton of Tonys, including Jones' second for Best Leading Actor in a Play.
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