Side Man Discussion Questions

Warren Leight
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Read another memory play from any era and compare the techniques used in that play to the techniques Leight uses in Side Man.

Research the major events that led to the downfall of jazz and big band music from the 1950s to the 1980s. Plot the events on a timeline and include a short description for each major event.

Research the various venues that jazz musicians play today. Discuss whether there are any niche locations where jazz is still in demand.

Research the use of heroin among musicians and other artists in the twentieth century. Pick one musician or artist who died from heroin use and write a biography about this person. Be sure to include details about how the heroin addiction started and how this addiction affected the person's career.

Choose one of the jazz greats from the 1950s and compare this person's life to...

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