Where does your understanding click in and where do you have questions about what is happening on stage?
in 200 – 300 words, describe your initial responses to THE AMERICA PLAY — and then come up with two thoughtful discussion questions about the play for the class. In the first paragraph of this assignment, track your emotional, psychological and intellectual responses to the play and tell us how Parks’ “Elements of Style” essay helped you along the way. How does this play challenge you? What is the emotional journey it takes you on as a reader? What is the intellectual journey? Where does your understanding click in and where do you have questions about what is happening on stage? How does this play ask you to respond to it? What does it ask you to do — and how is that similar or different from the plays we have read? Did Parks’ essay, “Elements of Style” help you better read or understand the play? If so, how?
Then, in the second paragraph of your discussion post, please frame and ask two generative, thoughtful, and engaging discussion questions for the class. Your discussion question should prompt further conversation about the play’s characters, language, structure, themes, or its function.