Day 4

Topdog/Underdog Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Topdog Diaries

    Kind of Activity:



    Students will become more familiar with the playwright and the background of the original production

    Common Core Standards:



    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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