"Master Harold"-- and the Boys

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Vintage Books, 2009 - Drama - 60 pages
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A compelling drama of South African apartheid and a universal coming-of-age story, from "the greatest active playwright in the English-speaking world" (Time).

Originally produced in 1982, "Master Harold and the Boys" is now an acknowledged classic of the stage, whose themes of injustice, racism, friendship, and reconciliation traverse borders and time.


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User Review  - paulafonseca530B - LibraryThing

Audience: Grade 9 and Up South Africa, 1950. Sam and Willie, black men in their mid-forties, are working at a tearoom. The men are practicing for an upcoming ballroom competition when Harry, the white ... Read full review

“An Excellent Social Commentary”

User Review  - Steve Y - Borders

Master Harold … and the boys is a story which uses the story which uses the story of a young white boy and two African servants in South Africa to highlight several important thematic ideas; The most ... Read full review

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Athol Fugard was born in South Africa in 1932 and is an internationally acclaimed playwright. His best-known plays include Bloodknot (1961); Boesman and Lena (1969); Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (1972); The Island (1973), and My Children! My Africa! (1989).

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