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!READ BOOK ♩ Master Harold . . . And The Boys ⚆ The Role That Won Zakes Mokae A Tony Award Brought Danny Glover Back To The New York Stage For The Roundabout Theatre S Revival Of This Searing Coming Of Age Story, Considered By Many To Be Fugard S Masterpiece A White Teen Who Has Grown Up In The Affectionate Company Of The Two Black Waiters Who Work In His Mother S Tea Room In Port Elizabeth Learns That His Viciously Racist Alcoholic Father Is On His Way Home From The Hospital An Ensuing Rage Unwittingly Triggers His Inevitable Passage Into The Culture Of Hatred Fostered By Apartheid One Of Those Depth Charge Plays That Has Lasting Relevance And Can Triumphantly Survive Any Test Of TimeThe Story Is Simple, But The Resonance That Fugard Brings To It Lets It Reach Beyond The Narrative, To Touch So Many Nerves Connected To Betrayal And Guilt An Exhilarating PlayIt Is A Triumph Of Playmaking, And Unforgettable New York Post Fugard Creates A Blistering Fusion Of The Personal And The Political The New York Times This Revival Brings Out The Play S Considerable Strengths New York Daily News
I feel like this is another one of those books that teaches white people about racism It wasn t bad and it made its point I just feel like the racism directed at the men was really painful and not worth the lesson, since I already know it. Actual rating 3.5Awesome The simplicity of this play and its moral message made it a wonderful read Racism is deeply rooted into the human nature, and we cannot get rid of it easily.Harold would ALWAYS be the Master , and his dear friends would ALWAYS remain his slaves Boys The impact of this play on me was so much than expected I was assigned to read this for English class, so of course I assumed this play would be just another unimportant, mandatory reading assignment It was so much than that This play, set in South Africa during 1950, shows the raw, ugly truth of racism That it is not just a word which means discrimination against a particular race, it is a thing that breaks friends, families, and societies apart Hally, a young white man who struggles with a failing relationship with his family, forms friendships with two black servants, Sam and Willie, who are employed by his mother As the play progresses one starts to question how anyone, could say such horrible things to another human being, and feel they have justification in saying it This play portrays a harsh reality of how things were, and I would recommend it to anyone. I had to read this for my world literature class and it is now my absolute favorite play It s short but powerful as it tugs at the reader s humanity Despite it s broad themes of racism, coming of age, and family dysfunction, the play manages to be personal and affect the reader in the issue most important to them For me, it was the coming of age aspect It s bittersweet ending remains hopeful for a better tomorrow I absolutely cherished this read. Anybody who thinks there s nothing wrong with this world needs to have his head examined Just when things are going all right, without fail someone or something will come along and spoil everything Somebody should write that down as a fundamental law of the Universe The principle of perpetual disappointment If there is a God who created this world, he should scrap it and try again. Second time through This play has such a slow build, but oh, that ending My sophos are doing a wonderful job digging deeply into this short but powerful play. Q2 All the world s a stage 2 Read a play that has been written in your lifetime.You don t know all of what you ve just done Master Harold It s not just that you ve made me feel dirtier than I ve ever been in my life I mean, how do I wash off yours and your father s filth I ve also failed A long time ago I promised myself I was going to try and do something, but you ve just showed me Master Harold that I ve failed. This is a powerful play about the damage of apartheid and the corrosive nature of shame There is no action per se, all the dialogue takes place in one setting, the St George s Park Tea Room, and is spoken by only three characters two adult black men Sam and Willie who work at the tea room and the white seventeen year old son of the owner Hally Master Harold It s 1950, and the relationship between the boy and the two men is impressively complicated They, especially Sam, are the fathers he grew up with but also the boys of the play Hally s own father is a cripple and a drunk, but Hally ends up directing all his anger onto Sam by the end of the play, changing forever the nature of their bond He is an awful boy, lacking in compassion but deserving ours because we understand what has perverted his heart What a sorrowful drama. You would think a little 50 page play with just 3 characters, set in a a single room, with a run time of barely 100 minutes, would be inadequately equipped to comment on something as nuanced and systemic as Apartheid You would be wrong Everything great about this play stems from its supposed littleness Unlike, say Tony Kushner s epics, Master Harold is least bothered with the spectacle It s less about the horrible, shocking tales of slavery and segregation, and about the ways hatred manifests in the small, daily things Everything about this play is a microcosm, a masterclass in minimalist writing That tea room in 1950 s South Africa and those three men are all you ll need not just to understand the basic problem but to understand the origin of hate itself And here s Fugard s piece de resistance Hally, the person doling out the hate, is likable, intelligent and charming from the start And once you re bound to the character like that, Fugard forces you to bear witness to his racism and still continue empathizing with him It s a ride with snappy, light language that flows so easy This will take you literally an hour to read, tops Read P.S there s also a metaphor in here comparing ballroom dancing to wars and global conflicts which is totally going down in the list of my favorite metaphors.