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Product details

  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc (23 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0573640394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0573640391
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Set in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1950, this powerful three-character play considers the interwoven relationships of young Harold (Hally), the seventeen-year-old son of the white proprietor of a tea room, and two of the African men who have worked there for years. Hally, unable to depend on his alcoholic father, now living in an institution, has always depended on Sam, the waiter, for guidance and knowledge about the real world. They share a long history in which Sam has been very much a father substitute for Hally, who has always shown him respect.
Willie, the custodian, who also looks to Sam for guidance, plans to participate, along with Sam, in a ballroom dancing competition in two weeks. For them, dancing "is beautiful because that is what we want life [in South Africa] to be like." In real life, however, "none of us knows the steps...we're bumping into each other all the time." As the play progresses, the three men reminisce, talk about their ideas of what constitutes a great hero, and show their easy relationship with each other.
A phone call announcing that Hally's father is being released from the hospital upsets the equilibrium, however. Hally, morose and worried about the future, fears that his father will once again destroy his world. Taking out his anger on Sam and Willie, he tears at their dreams regarding the dancing contest, mocking their goals and becoming cynical about what the contest means to them. As his frustration grows, Hally hurts them as he has been hurt by his father, demanding ultimately that both men call him "Master Harold.
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Format: Hardcover
This is the first edition of the play published in New York when it had only been performed in the USA. It gives full details of that production and two good photographs of the cast, one on the dust wrapper. Anyone wanting details of subsequent productions should try a later edition. This one will be of interest to scholars who may wish to look to see if Fugard made any subsequent amendments to his text.
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The play is a classic exploration of a young white boy's coming of age in the early years of apartheid and the racial tensions which destroy his relationship with hos boyhood hero!
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Format: Paperback
this is a complusory read for my daughter at school this year, and is imersed in it already. She's avidly reading since she opened her present. Excellent
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It was as good as new
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