Study Questions for Edward Albee's Zoo Story [1958] and Amiri Baraka's Dutchman [1963]

Baraka's Dutchman was first performed at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City on March 24, 1964, paired with Albee's Zoo Story. This pairing implies that the two plays are somehow related in content if not in structure. As you read Zoo Story and then Dutchman, consider what might have justified this pairing of the two one act plays in a single night of theater. Here are a few study questions to facilitate that process: