History Theatre / Fences

7th May '17 5:19:45 PM rwe1138
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* ImpairmentShot: In the movie when Troy [[spoiler: faces down death after his fight with Cory]], the camera shows a close-up of hi with a blurry boarder showing how removed from reality he is at the moment.

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* ImpairmentShot: In the movie when Troy [[spoiler: faces down death after his fight with Cory]], the camera shows a close-up of hi him with a blurry boarder showing how removed from reality he is at the moment.
10th Apr '17 3:24:26 PM papyru30
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* ImpairmentShot: In the movie when Troy [[spoiler: faces down death after his fight with Cory]], the camera shows a close-up of hi with a blurry boarder showing how removed from reality he is at the moment.



* NWordPrivileges: Mostly just Troy.
24th Mar '17 7:01:00 PM NWolfman
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** Troy, multiple times. First, by Cory for [[spoiler:telling the football recruiter that Cory doesn't want to play college football, when it's very obvious that he does]], then by Rose for [[spoiler:cheating on her with Alberta]], and finally a quiet one from Rose again for [[spoiler:signing the papers to send his brother Gabe to the asylum, despite saying multiple times that Gabe should be free]].

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** Troy, multiple times. First, by Cory for [[spoiler:telling the football recruiter that Cory doesn't want to play college football, when it's very obvious that he does]], then by Rose for [[spoiler:cheating on her with Alberta]], and finally a quiet one from Rose again for [[spoiler:signing the papers to send his brother Gabe to the asylum, despite saying multiple times that Gabe should be free]]. This last part is made even worse when Cory reveals that [[spoiler:Troy technically stole the house from Gabe]].
24th Jan '17 6:00:25 AM Mdumas43073
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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. Creator/DenzelWashington starred in a revival of the play in 2010, winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress (Creator/ViolaDavis). Washington and his cast reunited for film adaption of the play released in 2016.

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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. Creator/DenzelWashington starred in a revival of the play in 2010, winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress (Creator/ViolaDavis). Washington and his cast reunited for a film adaption of the play released in 2016.2016.
16th Jan '17 11:41:12 PM whiteladydragon000
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** [[spoiler:Bono's father left his family when Bono was only a child.]]

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** [[spoiler:Bono's father left his family when Bono was only a child. Likewise, Troy's mother abandoned Troy to get away from his abusive father.]]
14th Jan '17 10:14:00 AM VoxAquila
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* MeaningfulName: Troy, named after a [[Literature/TheIliad city known]] for its walls.
8th Jan '17 1:36:37 PM creader
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2nd Jan '17 1:49:58 PM Luigifan
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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 w ant 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 w ant want his son to have to deal with the stigma of racism like he did.



* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:While he doesn't really call him out, call him out, Cory does come to physical confrontation with Troy. Twice. Once to help Rose and another when he's trying to pass him on the porch.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:While he doesn't really call him out, call him out, Cory does come to physical confrontation with Troy. Twice. Once to help Rose and another when he's trying to pass him on the porch.]]



* DaddysGirl: Judging by Troy's first scene with [[spoiler: an infant Raynell, he's an even more doting parent then he ever was to Cory and Lyons. The time skip and Raynell's nostalgic recollection of his song suggests he was at least a decent father to her.]]

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* DaddysGirl: Judging by Troy's first scene with [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an infant Raynell, he's an even more doting parent then he ever was to Cory and Lyons. The time skip and Raynell's nostalgic recollection of his song suggests he was at least a decent father to her.]]



* 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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* FreakOut: At the end of the play 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.]]



* PoorCommunicationKills: During Troy and Cory's first confrontation, when Cory asks Troy why he never liked him, even though they are father and son. Troy responds that he doesn't have to like him but he still has to provide for Cory, being his father. Troy didn't say that he didn't love Cory and there's much evidence in the story that he does love his son deep down, but Cory understandably interprets Troy's comment otherwise.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: During Troy and Cory's first confrontation, when Cory asks Troy why he never liked him, even though they are father and son. Troy responds that he doesn't have to like him him, but he still has to provide for Cory, being his father. Troy didn't say that he didn't love Cory and there's much evidence in the story that he does love his son deep down, but Cory understandably interprets Troy's comment otherwise.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Cory, to Troy. He eventually stops trying to impress Troy but [[spoiler:his explanation to why he doesn't want to attend Troy's funeral]] shows that he's still hasn't gotten rid of some of those feelings.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Cory, to Troy. He eventually stops trying to impress Troy Troy, but [[spoiler:his explanation to for why he doesn't want to attend Troy's funeral]] shows that he's still hasn't gotten rid of some of those feelings.



** Troy, multiple times. First, by Cory for[[spoiler:telling the football recruiter that Cory doesn't want to play college football, when it's very obvious that he does]], then by Rose for [[spoiler:cheating on her with Alberta]] and finally a quiet one from Rose again for [[spoiler:signing the papers to send his brother Gabe to the asylum, despite saying multiple times that Gabe should be free]]
** Cory also gets one from Rose when [[spoiler:he says he doesn't want to attend Troy's funeral.]]

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** Troy, multiple times. First, by Cory for[[spoiler:telling for [[spoiler:telling the football recruiter that Cory doesn't want to play college football, when it's very obvious that he does]], then by Rose for [[spoiler:cheating on her with Alberta]] Alberta]], and finally a quiet one from Rose again for [[spoiler:signing the papers to send his brother Gabe to the asylum, despite saying multiple times that Gabe should be free]]
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** Cory also gets one from Rose when [[spoiler:he says he doesn't want to attend Troy's funeral.]]funeral]].
1st Jan '17 3:14:27 AM Aquila89
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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. Creator/DenzelWashington starred in a revival of the play in 2010, winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress (Creator/ViolaDavis). Washington and his cast will reunite for a film adaption of the play set for release in 2016.

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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. Creator/DenzelWashington starred in a revival of the play in 2010, winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress (Creator/ViolaDavis). Washington and his cast will reunite reunited for a film adaption of the play set for release released in 2016.
29th Dec '16 8:47:41 PM hello86
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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. Creator/DenzelWashington directed and starred in a revival of the play in 2010, winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress (Creator/ViolaDavis). Washington and his cast will reunite for a film adaption of the play set for release in 2016.

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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. Creator/DenzelWashington directed and starred in a revival of the play in 2010, winning Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress (Creator/ViolaDavis). Washington and his cast will reunite for a film adaption of the play set for release in 2016.
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