Topdog/Underdog Setting & Symbolism

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Boarding-house Room

All the scenes in the play are set in the boarding house room. Any action that occurs outside of the room is reported by either Lincoln or Booth. Officially, the room is Booth's, and Lincoln is staying as his guest. However, since Lincoln is the only one with a steady salary, he is responsible for paying the rent.

Arcade

The arcade is a tourist attraction where Lincoln works. Lincoln works as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator. He dresses up like Abraham Lincoln and wears white face paint. He sits pretending to watch a play, and tourists pretend to assassinate him.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is not a character in the play, but he is important for two reasons. First, the main characters are named after Abraham Lincoln and his assassin John Wilkes Booth. Second, the play's character Lincoln has a steady job in which he impersonates Abraham...

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