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Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
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Feb 04, 15

really liked it
bookshelves: plays, race-religion-other-dinner-no-noes
Read in February, 2015

** spoiler alert ** 2/4/15:
I first read this play over five years ago (my god), and today re-read it for my playwriting class. Still great. Still want to see it staged.

This was a great read, and now I want to see it staged.
You know that when a play starts and it's about two brothers, and one of them is named Booth and one of them is named Lincoln, and it is established fairly early on that there is a gun in their apartment that things are not going to end well. Still, this knowledge did nothing to lessen the power of the play and, if anything, raised the tension of reading it to the perfect level.
Jeffrey Wright played Lincoln in the original productions. I would have loved to have seen that, since he is hands-down one of my favorite actors.

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