Honors 11: Fences Discussion + Play Clips

We watched several clips today from several different versions of Fences being performed before and after finishing our conversation about the characters, symbols, themes, etc. in the play. We first looked at Denzel’s thoughts on the play and his performance, and then we watched the 2010 Denzel fighting death scene along with the 1987 and 2010 versions of the “Because you like me?” scene.

Then after our discussion we watched “Alright, Mr. Death…” and “I don’t want him to be like me…”. Here’s the Cory/Troy fight scene.

Here’s a NY Times article regarding the 2010 Denzel performance.

Homework: Read Fortgang’s piece about White Privilege.


About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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