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.

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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

I actually saw the play when I was in high school. Totally loved it! Liked the movie too. Not as dynamic as the play but I chalk that up to changes made to adapt the play to film.

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

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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in a 2010 production of August Wilson’s “Fences,” at the Cort Theater.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in a 2010 production of August Wilson’s “Fences,” at the Cort Theater.

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Fences (2016) directed by Denzel Washington, written by August Wilson (based on his play of the same name)

Fences (2016) directed by Denzel Washington, written by August Wilson (based on his play of the same name)

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Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays for HBO, Including Fences with Viola Davis

Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays for HBO, Including Fences with Viola Davis

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