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Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Due Date Theater dramaturgy research paper Introduction The play Topdog/ Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks is a catastrophic play that revolves around two African-American brothers who are struggling economically to make ends meet after the breakup of their parents and abandonment. Abandoned at the age of 16 and 11 Lincoln and Booth are now in their thirties and they have to learn how to survive provide and sustain themselves through hustling. Lincoln the older brother now nicknamed Link works as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator at the arcade after giving up with the three card monte when his close partner is shot dead while his brother booth is jobless but supports himself by petty shoplifting and also he wants to play the three card monte “you-pick-that-card-you-pick-uh-loser” (Parks 23). Despite being an inexperienced player in the 3-card monte Booth takes pride for playing the three card monte of Lincoln’s work of impersonating Abraham Lincoln there is a certain level of deception and dishonesty in it. For instance the management exemplifies this dishonesty when they instruct Lincoln to wear a Whiteface when going to work such that he can act more of Abraham Lincoln. Lastly in Suzan’s perspective by taking the example that Lincoln loses his life after returning to his first hustling it is evident that there is a dominant aspect of a person’s character that is inexorable. Works Cited Parks Suzan-Lori. Topdog/Underdog. New York: Dramatists Play Service 2002. Print. Ruggles Steven. "The Origins of African-American Family Structure." American Sociological Review. Vol. 59. Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association 1994. 136-51. JSTOR. University of Arkansas Library Catalog. Web. 05 Apr. 2011. < Tucker-Abramson Myka. "The Money Shot: Economies of Sex Guns and Language in Topdog Modern Drama 50.1 (2007): 77-97. Project MUSE. Web. 21 Jan. 2011. <>. [...]

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Play: Topdog/Underdog The guidelines for the Dramaturgy packet is also on page 3 of your syllabus. Make sure it includes: 1. Background information about the playwright 2. Information about the playwright's body of work 3. Information about the time period that the play occurs in. In other words, if the play was written in 1975, include information about the period of 1975. This information is basically similar to the kind of information you included in your period papers. If the play was written in 2007, include information about events that were occurring in 2007. 4. Historical information about the era of the play and the period that play portrays. For example, if the play was written in 1975, but portrays the 1930s, than information about life in the 1930s must also be included in your paper, in addition to the 1975 information discussed above in item #3. 5. Unapparent knowledge about the characters. Because you have done in-depth research on the era and the play, you will have more insight into the motivations, drives, and actions of the characters than those who have not done the research. It is your job to inform the cast, director, crew, etc. 6. Lastly, include a discussion on the symbols, motifs, and themes revealed in the play. Again, you will have more insight than others because you have done in-depth research. It is your job to inform others. The job of the dramaturg is introduce the director, cast, etc., to the world of the play.

Subject Area: Arts

Document Type: Research Paper

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