The America Play, and Other Works Topics for Discussion

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How do you define theatre? What do the word and the concept mean to you? What do you think theatre should be? What sorts of stories do you think theatre has told in the past, and what kind of stories do you think it should tell in a contemporary culture?

If theatre is a reflection of the social and cultural circumstances in which it is created and performed, what sort of theatre do you think today's social and cultural circumstances could / should produce?

Discuss how oppression, manifest both externally (i.e. in society) and internally (i.e. self-oppression as the result of living with societal oppression), plays either a direct or a metaphorical role in the lives of the characters and their relationships in EACH play in this collection.

Discuss the various ways that hope for / dreams of a better future manifest in and/or define the...

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