Honors 11: August Wilson + Act I of Fences

We first watched a bit of this 1988 PBS interview with August Wilson. We did not finish. Feel free to finish on your own (we left off around the 15 minute mark). We then watched this clip from The Cosby Show to discuss what Wilson might take issue with and also why he may be wrong in finding the show’s depiction of an African American family in America ultimately problematic. We then discussed and watched clips from Act I of Fences before working on this discussion/characterization guide

Here’s also the optional piece I mentioned regarding Wilson’s requirement for black directors of his plays during his lifetime.

Homework: Act II of Fences (finish the play!)

About Emily Mullins

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