by Suzan-Lori Parks


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Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks

The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, fortelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822219835
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/2004
Sales rank: 251,665
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

One of the contemporary American theater's most innovative wordsmiths. Her plays include: Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), In the Blood (2000 Pulitzer-nominee), Fucking A, Venus (OBIE Award), The America Play and Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (OBIE Award, Best New American Play). She is also a screenwriter, novelist, and MacArthur "Genius" grantee.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

May 10, 1963

Place of Birth:

Fort Knox, Kentucky


B.A., Mt. Holyoke College, 1985

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Topdog-Underdog 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This gem of a play is so much more than what people take it to be. A profound tale of two brothers scarred by their past. A wonderfully original work by a phenomenal playwright! *Highly recommended*
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was amazing how Parks managed to keep the story so captivating, yet never even going outside, let alone into another room, for the whole book. This story taught me so much and I feel it would be beneficial for anyone to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once you understand the mechanics and structure of the play, WOW!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This play lacks a constructional plot and includes critical stereotypes of today's lower class citizens. I was discouraged that my own English professor would tell me to read this. I do not advise this play to be read.