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Play, Play on the Stage: Tell Me How Black Identity Is Performed
(Identitatea afro-americană şi reprezentarea dramatică)
Vol LXII • No. 3/2010 (Special Issue)
Meryem Ayan
Pamukkale University, Turkey
E-mail: meriayan2003@yahoo.com

 Keywords   August Wilson, black stage, black identity, fences.

 Abstract
August Wilson's plays each covering a different decade represent the changing texture of black life and identity in multicultural America. Wilson's importance as a playwright stems from his own background as a black man born and raised in America, resenting the fact that the presentation of black identity has not been presented properly because the works written over the past century were penned by playwrights who have not experienced but observed the black past and culture. Wilson bringing onto American stage the typical characteristics of the lives of the poor, troubled and sometimes powerfully embittered blacks aimed to portray proper representations of black identity on stage. The major intention in this paper is to discuss how black identity is presented and performed on the stages of multicultural America by August Wilson and analyze the play, Fences in the frame of modernist approach by asking the question; play, play on the stage: tell me how black identity is performed?

 Rezumat
Articolul îşi propune să pună în lumină modul cum identitatea afro-americană este oglindită şi pusă în scenă în piesele lui August Wilson. De o relevanţă deosebită este piesa Fences (Garduri), care pune sub semnul întrebării maniera în care identitatea şi valorile afro-americane tind să fie receptate şi reprezentate în teatru.

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