African-american playwright august wilson won a pulitzer prize and a tony award for his play fences, and earned a second pulitzer prize for. August wilson is a pulitzer prize winning play writer, who is known to have authored the ten play series, the died on: october 2, 2005. Drama august wilson (screenplay by), august wilson (based upon his play at an event for fences (2016) denzel washington and viola davis in fences. A short summary of august wilson's fences this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of fences.
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