{Free Reading} Topdog/Underdog Author Suzan-Lori Parks – Z55z.co

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


10 thoughts on “Topdog/Underdog

  1. Brina Brina says:

    The latest entry in my personal Pulitzer challenge is Topdog Underdog by Suzan Lori Parks, the 2002 winner for drama In what will be an abbreviated review during this holiday week, I thought that Parks was gutsy in her writing, which ended up earning her accolades I am sure the acting on stage starring Don Cheadle and Jeremy Wright was even better than the script, which I ...


  2. Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham says:

    Pulitzer Prize Who cares MacArthur Genius grant No big deal The literary establishment rightly has buried this play with praise, none of it able to bear weight once you ve read or seen this play The words are electric The subtext is playfully obvious and rife with tension The requisite bucking of literary conventions turns out to be a miraculous way to depict rhythm on the page Lori Parks knocks this one right out of the stadium and into your lap.ps Don Cheadle premiered the role of Pulitzer Prize Who cares MacArthur Genius grant No big deal The literary establishment rightly has buried this play with praise, none of it able to bear weight once you ve read or seen this play The words are electric The subtext is playfu...


  3. Francisco Cardona Francisco Cardona says:

    I saw this play some years ago when the A.C.T performed it in San Francisco I remember enjoying the rhythm of the language that carried the play But recently, I wanted to start searching for literature that was focused on how generations inform one another Especially after Ferguson, where there arose two types of discourse about what happened On the one hand, the events were being described as an isolated incident where someone broke the law that led to tragic consequences On the other han I saw this play some years ago when the A.C.T performed it in San Francisco I remember enjoying the rhythm of the language that carried the play But recently, I wanted to start searching for literature that was focused on how generations inform one another Especially after Ferguson, where there arose two types of discourse about what happened On the one hand, the events were being described as an isolated incident where someone broke the law that led to tragic co...


  4. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    One of the most over rated plays I ve ever seen or read.


  5. James James says:

    Dark and wonderful in its wordplay and musings, Topdog Underdog features two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, on a collision course because of the sins of the previous generation, and I just cannot imagine what it must have been like to see Don Cheadle and...


  6. Nicole Nicole says:

    I didn t love it as much as I loved Father Comes Home From the Wars, but it had that play s opposite problem Where that soared in the middle, this one dragged a bit, before lurching to an electric conclusion I feel like onstage I would enjoy the ritual repet...


  7. DJ AlbinoBlack DJ AlbinoBlack says:

    Influence by the Absurd Cycles are impossible to break The consequences of the past will inevitably impact the future The constant tension and brow beaten becomes tedious The comedy and absurdity hinders the story s message similar to her other plays The banter between Lincoln and Booth is well done


  8. Jessica Barkl Jessica Barkl says:

    This is the summary I found in goodreads 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 I chose this play because many of my students at SUNY Sullivan are Afric This is the summary I found in goodreads 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 I chose this play because many of my students at SUNY Sullivan are African American Black, and I had some students do scenes monologues from this play in my Acting I class in Fall 2015 I found that the text just flowed out of them in a way that other scenes monologues did not I also have always loved Suzan Lori Parks work, and I never thought I would have the opportunity to direct anything by her, except the couple of scenes I did for the 365 DAYS 365 PLAYS extravaganza in 2007, that In Strange Compa...


  9. MacK MacK says:

    This year I put a littlefocus on teaching dramatic literature, stuff that comes in script form It s a lot easier for students to immerse themselves in a world where actions and words are all that matter and descriptions and imagery are minimal.First came Susan Lori Parks Top Dog Underdog, a rather daring piece of theatre from 2001 I first read it when my brother Matt showed me just how powerful modern plays could be in comparison with the classics How honest and raw was this relation This year I put a littlefocus on teaching dramatic literature, stuff that comes in script form It s a lot easier for students to immerse themselves in a world where actions and words are all that matter and descriptions and imagery are minimal.First came Susan Lori Parks Top Dog Underdog, a rather daring piece of theatre from 2001 I first read it when my brother Matt showed me just how powerful modern plays could be in comparison with the classics How honest and raw was this relationship between brothers, how brutal and frank was the need to prove yourself, to stand up and earn the respect of someone you cared about so much.Being brothers naturally made the playreal to me I don t have the experience of poverty that Lincoln and Booth the play s only characters do Nor do I know what it s like to be so utterly devalued that your only viable career choice is to be a willing target at a penny...


  10. Tung Tung says:

    The 2002 Pulitzer winner for drama This two person play focuses on two African American brothers and their struggle with their past their childhood and their abandonment by both parents and their present both are down on their luck Lincoln is the older brother whose internal conflict weighs security and responsibility against respectability and success and the chance to make money illegally Booth is the younger brother who dreams big dreams about himself, who wants to live bigger than he The 2002 Pulitzer winner for drama This two person play focuses on two African American brothers and their struggle with their past their childhood and their abandonment by both parents and their present both are down on their luck Lincoln is the older brother who...