Essay on Fences, August Wilson

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As illustrative of the kind of analysis I would bring to Fences, by August Wilson, if my bid to direct is successful, O prose to take direction for a part of Act 1, Scene 3 of the play. This will include possible blocking, camera work, music, and what the actor should be feeling and experiencing while acting the part. I will examine how crucial it is that the actors portray their characters effectively, and I will offer commentary to assure just that. On the basis of these findings I will determine the function of this scene in the whole play and how the characters and ensuing events of play are necessarily different because of the presence of this scene and the manner in which its conflicts are resolved. To set the scene, Troy and Cory …show more content…
Losing a job to someone else means to lose the meaning of life to Troy, and he feels disgusted his son has done this*
CORY. (a bit naïve) I’m still gonna be working weekends.
TROY. (not having any of his son’s foolishness) Naw … naw. You getting your butt out of here and finding you another job.
CORY. (again, pleading) Come on, Pop! I got to practice. I can’t work after school and play football too. The team needs me. That’s what Coach Zellman say …
TROY. (yelling, declaring himself the alpha male, making himself heard) –camera captures takes of Rose in the house, hearing him yelling- I don’t care what nobody else say. I’m the boss … you understand? I’m the boss around here. I do the only saying what counts.
CORY. Come on Pop! (throws hands up in extreme frustration)
TROY. I asked you … did you understand?
CORY. Yeah …
TROY. What?!
CORY. (a little defeated) Yessir.
TROY. You go on down there to that A&P and see if you can get your job back. If you can’t do both … then you quit the football team. You’ve go to take the crookeds with the straights.
CORY. (hurt) –camera holds still on Troy and Cory in the shot- *at this point, a full 5 second pause should be experienced, to set up Cory’s loaded question. He doesn’t understand why his father is treating him in this way, denying his hopes and dreams*
Can I ask you a question?
TROY. What the hell you wanna ask me? Mr. Stawicki the one you got the question

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