Athol Fugard's "'Master Harold'... and the Boys" Book Review by Quality Writers

Athol Fugard's "'Master Harold'... and the Boys"
A review of the play "'Master Harold'... and the Boys" by South African playwright Athol Fugard.
# 101430 | 1,419 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2008 in Drama and Theater (Dramatic Art) , Literature (World) , Drama and Theater (General)

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This paper looks at the subject of Apartheid in South Africa in the 1950's, by examining the dialogue between the three characters in the play "'Master Harold'... and the Boys" by Athol Fugard. It explains the narrative of the play and the describes the relationships between the characters in the play. The paper also discusses Fugard's technique of allowing each character to tell a story, which allows the audience a glimpse into the character's past and makes the play more real.

From the Paper:

"The play begins on a note of tolerance and agreement, and it ends in anger and racist speech. Apartheid was a deliberate creation of the White power structure to prevent the Blacks from gaining political power, and while racial segregation had been the norm through most of the century before that, apartheid made this the law and also made it harsher than it had been before. In the play, the White anger directed at Blacks is an anger that was general, meaning the Blacks were being made scapegoats for whatever other problems and concerns the Whites might have."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Athol Fugard, "Master Harold" . . . and the boys." January 10, 2007.

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