All The Drama: “Fences” by August Wilson, 1987 Pulitzer Prize Winner


All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Fences”
1987 Pulitzer winner “Fences”, by August Wilson

August Wilson Wikipedia page

Fences Wikipedia page

The Fences script

August Wilson Century Cycle

August Wilson Society

“The Dramatic Vision of August Wilson” by Sandra G. Shannon

“August Wilson’s Fences: A Reference Guide” by Sandra Garrett Shannon and Susan C.W. Abbotson

“August Wilson: A Life” by Patti Hartigan

“Stage View; Where Writers Mold the Future of Theater” by Frank Rich, The New York Times

“Hurdling Fences” by Dennis Watlington, Vanity Fair

“Been Here and Gone” by John Lahr, The New Yorker

“August Wilson, The Art of Theater” interview with Bonnie Lyons and George Plimpton for The Paris Review

“August Wilson, Theater’s Poet of Black America, Is Dead at 60” by Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“The Ground Constanza Romero Stands On by Rob Weinert-Kendt, American Theatre

Fences movie

Pulitzer Prize ceremony, 1987

The Cambridge Companion to August Wilson

“The Ground On Which I Stand” documentary

Conversations with August Wilson, edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Mary C. Hartig

The Theatre of August Wilson by Alan Nadel

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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