In the play “Clybourne Park”, there was a consistent focus on communication and it’s importance in our life as we look to confront important issues in our society – such as racism, which is also a prevalent theme in the play. When I read the play, I was able to pick up on the emphasis on communication; however, the emphasis was much more apparent when I watched the play.

When reading the play, it was difficult to imagine the tone the characters had or the speed at which the lines were delivered. Both of these aspects were much easier to make note of when the play was performed. The actors and actresses were able to bring the concepts to life. The play didn’t necesarily highlight the racism aspect of the play as much though. The performance and the written version were both able to point out the issues of racism in our society. The real difference was the focus on communication.