Topdog/Underdog (TCG Edition)by Suzan-Lori Parks
A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks latest riff on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering
A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks latest riff on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.
Suzan-Lori Parks is the author of numerous plays, including In the Blood and Venus . She is currently head of the A.S.K. Theater Projects Writing for Performance Program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.
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- 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Meet 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
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- May 10, 1963
- Place of Birth:
- Fort Knox, Kentucky
- B.A., Mt. Holyoke College, 1985
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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*
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.
Once you understand the mechanics and structure of the play, WOW!
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.