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Sam Bankhead: Possible inspiration for Troy Maxson in Fences?

It’s impossible to say with absolute certainty where the inspiration for a piece of art comes from. In the case of August Wilson’s powerful creation Troy Maxson, the central character in Fences, the inspirations are myriad and fascinating. Wilson’s family members, men he knew when he was growing up, plus his own fertile imagination all… Continue reading →

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