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Dinner with Friends Discussion Questions

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In Margulies' play, Dinner with Friends, the following lines make commercial references: "DAD' WE WANT TO WATCH THE ARlSTOCATS" and "You want some Motrin?" In order to make more money, producers of plays and movies often put subtle commercials into their productions. These are two examples. Write an opinion piece about this practice of commercialization. What are the benefits? Do they outweigh any cons you can see in this practice?

The movie American Beauty, which won the Academy Award for best picture in 1999, covers themes that are in some ways similar to, as well as in contrast with, the themes in Dinner with Friends. Watch the movie (now on video) and then write a paper on how the two works approach similar topics, stressing both their similarities and dissimilarities.

In act 1, scene 1, of Dinner with Friends the dialogue between Karen and Gabe overlaps. Find a partner...

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