Everything you need to understand or teach Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard.
"Master Harold" . . . and the Boys is a one-act that takes place inside the St. George's Park Tea Room on a wet and windy Port Elizabeth (South Africa) afternoon in 1950. No customers populate the restaurant and most of tables and chairs have been stacked to one side. Two black waiters, Willie and Sam, are on stage as the play begins. Willie is mopping the floor, and Sam is reading comic books at a table which has been set for a meal. Willie wants to improve his dancing skills but appears to have been deserted by his partner after he beat her. Sam offers Willie advice about improving both his dancing technique and his domestic relations.
The son of the tearoom's owner, Hally, enters direct from school. He eats a bowl of soup and talks to the two men with whom he appears to have a close... View more of the Master Harold and the Boys Summary