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A General Discussion of Topdog/Underdog
Hello and welcome! We invite you to join the discussion about our common reading, Topdog/Underdog. Share your thoughts about any topic in the book that interests you, for example, class, sibling rivalry, or personal freedom. This thread is moderated by Professor John Krapp, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages.
The Place of Race
Suzan-Lori Parks has repeatedly stated that she did not set out to write a play about race in America. Rather, Topdog/Underdog for her is a play about “two brothers in a room." What do you think? Given ongoing racial injustice in America, is race not the central theme here after all? What do think about the portrayal of race in the play? This thread is moderated by Professor Sophie Hawkins, Department of Religion.