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English-"Master Harold"...and the boys

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Transcript of English-"Master Harold"...and the boys

Book Ban A Little Bit About Fugard Critics Response to Athol Fugard and His Play Critics Remarks "When you go to this production, you will see one of the best-written plays by a living playwright today." -criticalrant.com The ban was temporarily lifted five days after it was put into effect.
The board acted on request of Manny Manim, director of the Market Theater in Johannesburg.
Manim said he wanted to challenge the ban before the debut of the play at the Market Theater. Africa The U.S. By/Starring:
Liz as Hally
Elayna as Sam
Kallie as Willie
Jennie as Italics/Narrator
pg 55 from hallys 2nd line He was living in South Africa when the apartheid began in 1948
Dedicates books to fighting apartheid (w/ all-black theater troupe in extremely difficult conditions also plays unsympathetic white characters in many of his plays)
Many plays banned in homeland
instead premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre
Generally considered finest South African playwright, works widely performed abroad (Brians) Master Harold and the Boys was written about South African race problems
Banned in Johannesburg Dec. 9th, 1982 (later the ban was lifted)
Banned by committee of the Publication Control Board
They found play "indecent, obscene, immoral and offensive to public morals.''
This was likely caused by Hally's rascist joke on page 55. Works Cited Brians, Paul. "Athol Fugard: "Master Harold" . . .
and the Boys." World Civilations Course Study Guides. Washington State University, 14 Feb. 1996. Web. 11 May 2013. <http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/anglophone/fugard.html>.
Fugard, Athol. Master Harold and the Boys.
New York: A.A. Knopf, 1982. 55-56. Print.
"South Africa Temporarily Lifts Ban on 'Master
Harold' Play." The New York Times [Johannesburg] 10 Dec. 1982: n. pag. The New York Times. The New York Times Company, 10 Dec. 1982. Web. 11 May 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/10/world/south-africa-temporarily-lifts-ban-on-master-harold-play.html>. "South Africa Temporarily Lifts Ban on 'Master Harold' Play." The New York Times. N.p., 10 Dec. 1982. Web. 12 May 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/10/world/south-africa-temporarily-lifts-ban-on-master-harold-play.html>.
"Waltzing A World Without Collisions: Master Harold…and the Boys." Criticalrant.com. N.p., 26 Oct. 2009. Web. 12 May 2013. <http://criticalrant.com/2009/10/26/waltzing-a-world-without-collisions-master-harold%E2%80%A6and-the-boys/>.
Williams, Tony. "Master Harold’ … and the Boys." Chicago Critic. N.p., 24 Jan. 2010. Web. 12 May 2013. <http://chicagocritic.com/master-harold-and-the-boys/>. "This is a moving work that everyone should see as a reminder about injustice. The power of friendship and the destructive nature of institutional racism collide as Fugard puts a face on it in this landmark work. Master Harold and the Boys is a reminder to us that we still have work to do." -Tony Williams Critics believed that "Master Harold and the Boys" was not only about the apartheid in South Africa but also what it meant to African's that it was enforced on. It was very hard for Sam to tell Hally why he was not able to sit down on the bench when Hally was a boy. As a boy, Hally did not know about the segregation that the apartheid brought. He had a childlike innocence and naivete to him.
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