Day 2

Topdog/Underdog Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the significance of the man Booth calls Lincoln's "best customer" and the things he whispers to Lincoln?

    Booth is the one who brings the customer up, so it is apparent that Lincoln has discussed him before. Lincoln recounts that the customer comes into the arcade, "shoots" him, and whispers evocative questions in his ear, and that despite never having turned around to see him, he feels certain that he is another black man. The two questions that Lincoln mentions are "Does thuh show stop when no ones watching or does thuh show go on?" and "Yr only yrself...when no ones watching." Both questions are about performing, and the contrast between who you are when you...

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