Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854597649Publication Date:
9 Oct 2003
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York, 2001; Royal Court, London, 2003


By Suzan-Lori Parks

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  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 2002

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Suzan-Lori Parks' play Topdog/Underdog tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.

Topdog/Underdog was first performed at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York, in 2001. Its UK premiere was at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2003.

Press Quotes

'[The] speech is quick and rhythmically suprising. Parks' dialogue is funny and distinctive and black... a great play, well worthy of its Pulitzer Prize'

Financial Times

'A vibrant, gritty, lyrical play full of striking moments'

The Times

'Exhilarating, funny but also devastatingly sad, presenting a vivid microcosm of both family relationships and the black experience in America today'

Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9781854597649Publication Date:
9 Oct 2003
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Suzan-Lori Parks:

Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
White Noise
The Book of Grace
365 Days/365 Plays
The Red Letter Plays
100 Plays for the First Hundred Days
The America Play and other works

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