The Mule-Bone excerpt
In this forum, you will discuss “The Mule-Bone excerpt.” Read through the two acts quickly, as if you were an audience member watching it take place before you (i.e., read sequentially and don’t worry about every detail or go back over a scene studiously-though try to attend to as many clues and dimensions of the script as you can). Then, try to re-read slowly and analytically, looking for meanings, patterns, poetry, characterization and themes, and studying the sections that confused you. Consider the play’s artistry and ideas.
Lastly, compose a main post that reflects upon particular aspects of the play that stood out to you: a character; a particular scene you found entertaining or meaningful; the play’s use of language (Southern dialect); its staging; the play’s use of satire, etc.