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Boesman & Lena Essay | Critical Essay #3

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Critical Essay #3

In this favorable review, Oliver praises the 1992 revival production of Fugard'splay. She notes that it positively recalls the original production.

The revival of Athol Fugard's ''Boesman & Lena," at the Manhattan Theater Club, as directed by Mr. Fugard himself, is by far the most openly emotional of the three productions I've seen. This time, Keith David and Lynne Thigpen are the couple—the Cape Coloureds—who trudge the mud flats of the Swartkops River, in South Africa, escaping time after time from the white man's bulldozer, which destroys their shanties. When they enter, Miss Thigpen's face is filthy, her clothes are slovenly and ragged, and her bare feet are covered with mud. There are bruises on her face and arms from recent beatings. Boesman and Lena are carrying all their possessions on their backs, and silently, sullenly, they set up camp. Their work in this place is digging...

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