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eBook Topdog/Underdog - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) download ISBN: 0822219832
Author: Suzan-Lori Parks
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; 33109th edition (January 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 72
ePub: 1198 kb
Fb2: 1855 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Suzan-Lori Parks is the author of numerous plays, including In the Blood and Venus. She is currently head of the . Theater Projects Writing for Performance Program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.

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One of the contemporary American theater's most innovative wordsmiths.

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). 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.

ISBN 13: 9780822219835. Suzan-Lori Parks is the author of numerous plays, including In the Blood and Venus. About the Author: One of the contemporary American theater's most innovative wordsmiths.

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Welcome to the family. Topdog/Underdog had its world premiere on July 22, 2001, at The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer) with support from AT&T:OnStage. The director was George C. Wolfe.

Suzan-Lori Parks is an American playwright, screenwriter, musician and novelist. Her 2001 play Topdog/Underdog won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2002; Parks is the first African American woman to achieve this honor for drama. Parks was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She grew up with two siblings in a military family. Parks enjoyed writing poems and songs and even created a newspaper with her brother, called the "Daily Daily"

In ‘Topdog/Underdog’ Suzan-Lori Parks has written a bruising, raw .

In ‘Topdog/Underdog’ Suzan-Lori Parks has written a bruising, raw play about brotherly rivalry and parental abandonment for which she won the 2002 . Parks skilfully blends into these engaging exchanges memories of childhood and more recent events. The second act quickly becomes dark and intense as Booth comes to terms with reality resulting in tragedy for both men! Both actors give powerful and convincing performances.

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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.

Comments: (7)
White gold
Topdog/Underdog is an accomplished work, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Parks offers a story of two brothers to explore the racial and racializing logics of modern America, thinking smartly about the relation between the past and the present, and delivering a thoughtful, poignant, and suspenseful drama in punchy language. A must.
Brick my own
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wanderpool
Ms. Park's play is one of the best plays I have read in a long time. her character's jump out at you and from the first page you are hooked into their lives. It focuses on the relationship between two bothers named Lincoln and Booth. The play has twists and turns and there is always a sense of danger looming. She develps both the characters and story in a very cleaver way, and uses metaphors for what a black man in today's white America may sometimes feel. As a white women I do not know what those feelings are like, but this play taught me what they may be like. read this play. It says something very important that we all should know.
Shomeshet
Parks' amazing and masterfully written play explores a complex brother relationship that burns from the opening scene all the way through the dynamic and show-stopping conclusion.

No wonder Mos Def, Don Cheadle and Jeffrey Wright gravitated to this work, and brought it to life like very few modern plays.

The language is true to form & culture of post 9/11 New York, yet easily fits in the Post-Obama world, because the social dynamics haven't really changed.

Would eagerly stand in line for a revival of this work.
Xor
Great read!
Uris
Fantastic book! great story, great play, great writing, buy it.
Swordsong
I've read a lot of plays and, this Christmas, made it a point to read works that have won a Pulitzer or a Tony or both. I ordered Topdog/Underdog as an afterthought, having seen its negative reviews. But once I opened the book, I couldn't put it down. Suzan-Lori Parks has created, through the dynamics of two unique and riveting low-lifes, a portrait of the universal love/hate relationship between siblings. Booth and Lincoln are the modern, more desperate, Cain and Abel. You have to love them. Not a word is wasted in this moving piece.
No spoilers. I will keep it short. What I hate about this book: Filthy, offensive language. That is enough to keep me from recommending it. What I like about this book: The characters are in a situation in which it is hard to find a way out. They do only what they know. But there is irony, insight, humor, and a theme running through the entire story, if you just open your mind and see it.

This play would have been better off with less X-rated language. And it does reinforce every ugly stereotype--IF you only look that far. This book has redeeming value, but you have to use the more cerebral you to see it--the knee jerk you just won't work.