Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

What is Adrienne Kennedy saying about African American identity in Funnyhouse of a Negro?

Compare Kennedy’s treatment of African American women in two of her plays.

What is Kennedy saying about the nature of violence?

In what ways is Kennedy criticizing organized religion?

How does Suzanne evolve over the course of The Alexander Plays?

How does Kennedy use popular culture to analyze American society?