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The America Play, and Other Works Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Discuss and describe the life and career of playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. When did Parks begin writing? What led her to the world of drama?

Discuss the philosophies and techniques presented in "Possession" and "Elements of Style." What elements of form dictate content, according to the author?

Discuss postmodernism in literature and the role of the "other," and analyze how these terms apply to "An Equation for Black People Onstage" and the philosophies of Suzan-Lori Parks.

Describe and analyze the principle characters in "Snails." What are the objectives and characteristics of each character?

Define and analyze metaphor and symbolism in "Snails." What can the cockroach and Naturalist be seen as symbols of in society? Why?

Describe and analyze the themes, characters and actions in the short play "Third Kingdom." What is the setting of this play?

Identify and analyze the central characters, themes, symbols and structural elements in "Open...

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