Kind of Activity:
Students will become more familiar with the playwright and the background of the original production
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3,
Screen the documentary about Parks and the rehearsal process of the original production of Topdog/Underdog at the Public Theater.
Lead the class in a discussion about the film, providing scaffolding questions like:
- Does watching the documentary change your understanding of the play?
- What do you think of the performances of Jeffrey Wright and Don Cheadle as seen in the film?
- What do...
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