"Master Harold" … and the Boys


Athol Fugard

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"Master Harold" … and the Boys Characters


Hally, or Harold, is the 17-year-old son of a tearoom and convenience store owner. Hally's father is also a crippled, alcoholic, ad racist World War II veteran. As the play unfolds, we learn that, when… read analysis of Hally


Sam is a middle aged black man. A talented dancer, he has pieced together an incomplete education from his time spent talking through his homework and through his own careful observation of the world. He… read analysis of Sam


Willie is also a middle aged black worker in ’s mother’s shop. He is a less talented dancer than , and has neither taken it upon himself to learn Hally’s school lessons nor has he… read analysis of Willie