Fences is a play by August Wilson that was first published in 1985. Explore key facts about the play, a full summary, and important quotes.  


See a complete list of the characters in Fences and in-depth analyses of Troy Maxson, Rose Maxson, and Gabriel Maxson.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the major themes, motifs, and symbols in Fences.


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Further Study

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