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Fences

August Wilson

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What kind of professional men are Troy and Bono?

Where did Troy and Bono meet?

What made Troy sick enough to go to the hospital in 1941?

What sport is Cory recruited to play in college?

What Saint does Gabriel think he talks to?

Where do Bono and Troy meet Alberta?

Where is Cory supposed to work after school?

What kind of music does Lyons play?

What sport did Troy play?

What does Troy do that leads to Cory's first physical fight with Troy?

In what decade does Fences begin?

What does Rose want Troy and Cory to finish building?

Who originally knows about Troy's affair with Alberta?

How are Gabriel and Troy related?

Why didn't Troy get to play in the Major Leagues?

What do Bono and Troy stop doing together?

Where did Troy grow up?

What is Troy's promotion?

What does Cory do after high school?

After Rose learns of Troy's affair, she becomes more involved with what organization?

How does Troy die?

Cory and Raynell do what together?

Why does Rose decide to care for Raynell?

Why did Troy accidentally sign the papers that permitted Gabe to be sent to a mental hospital?

What does Gabe do when his trumpet fails to play?

Troy perceives Death in what actual forms?

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