Boesman & Lena Discussion Questions

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Compare and contrast Boesman & Lena with Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Why do you feel the characters in Boesman & Lena change while those in Waiting for Godot do not?

Research the psychological phenomenon of battered woman syndrome. Does this apply to Lena in Boesman & Lena?

Compare and contrast Boesman & Lena with Fugard's play Blood Knot, which is also about familial opposites existing in a small space. Why does Boesman's violence explode while Zach's does not?

Research the writings of Albert Camus, a French existentialist philosopher and playwright who influenced Fugard. How does Camus's philosophy play into the themes of Boesman & Lena?

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