History Theatre / MasterHaroldAndTheBoys

8th Dec '15 10:38:19 AM erforce
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At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by Creator/ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by Creator/MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by Creator/FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by Creator/VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].

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At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by Creator/ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by Creator/MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by Creator/FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by Creator/VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].
Creator/DannyGlover.
7th Jul '15 10:23:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAlcoholic
* TheApartheidEra
* BittersweetEnding
* BottleEpisode

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* %%* TheAlcoholic
* %%* TheApartheidEra
* %%* BittersweetEnding
* %%* BottleEpisode



* DanceOfRomance: discussed.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sam and Hally both.
* DisappearedDad

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* %%* DanceOfRomance: discussed.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Sam and Hally both.
* %%* DisappearedDad



* TheGhost
* HairTriggerTemper: Hally

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* %%* TheGhost
* %%* HairTriggerTemper: Hally



* InsufferableGenius: Hally
* LikeASonToMe
* MagicalNegro
* MinimalistCast

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* %%* InsufferableGenius: Hally
* %%* LikeASonToMe
* %%* MagicalNegro
* %%* MinimalistCast



* OscarBait: TropesAreNotBad!
* OurActsAreDifferent: we don't have any.
* SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: invoked by Willie towards Hilda.
* SpitefulSpit
* ThoseTwoGuys
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WhiteMaleLead
* WorldHalfEmpty
* WorldHalfFull
* YouNoTakeCandle

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* %%* OscarBait: TropesAreNotBad!
* %%* OurActsAreDifferent: we don't have any.
* %%* SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: invoked by Willie towards Hilda.
* %%* SpitefulSpit
* %%* ThoseTwoGuys
* %%* WellDoneSonGuy
* %%* WhiteMaleLead
* %%* WorldHalfEmpty
* %%* WorldHalfFull
* %%* YouNoTakeCandle
7th Jul '15 9:54:54 AM Morgenthaler
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At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by Creator/ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].

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At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by Creator/ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, Creator/MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Creator/FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames.Creator/VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].
21st Apr '14 4:09:34 AM MonaNaito
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Added DiffLines:

* TheChainOfHarm: Hally becomes increasingly nasty to Sam and Willie after learning that his neglectful, alcoholic and possibly abusive father is returning home.
2nd Nov '13 9:13:57 PM slvstrChung
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The sevteen-year-old son of the (white) restaurant owners enters. Sam calls him "'''Hally'''", Willie "'''Master Harold'''." Hally, like many teenagers, thinks he knows everything, but as he chats with "the boys" it becomes clear that he takes the WhiteMansBurden seriously as well, belittling them constantly (though generally without malice). This despite the fact that Sam has become a bit of a father surrogate for Hally, whose ''actual'' father is a bitter drunk who lost his leg [[WorldWarII during the war]]. Attention is drawn to a heartwarming occasion when Hally was young, in which Sam built him a kite and taught him to fly it.

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The sevteen-year-old seventeen-year-old son of the (white) restaurant owners enters. Sam calls him "'''Hally'''", Willie "'''Master Harold'''." Hally, like many teenagers, thinks he knows everything, but as he chats with "the boys" it becomes clear that he takes the WhiteMansBurden seriously as well, belittling them constantly (though generally without malice). This despite the fact that Sam has become a bit of a father surrogate for Hally, whose ''actual'' father is a bitter drunk who lost his leg [[WorldWarII during the war]]. Attention is drawn to a heartwarming occasion when Hally was young, in which Sam built him a kite and taught him to fly it.



* DanceOfRomance: invoked.

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* DanceOfRomance: invoked.discussed.
2nd Nov '13 9:09:45 PM slvstrChung
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At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by Zeljko Ivanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].

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At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by Zeljko Ivanek, Creator/ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].
7th Nov '12 10:30:07 PM HarryLovesHermione
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A 1982 play by noted South African playwright AtholFugard, ''"Master Harold"... and the boys'' is a one-act play about racism. It is also an exercise in {{minimalism}}: it involves only three actors, a restaurant, and a black man's ass.

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A 1982 play by noted South African playwright AtholFugard, Athol Fugard, ''"Master Harold"... and the boys'' is a one-act play about racism. It is also an exercise in {{minimalism}}: it involves only three actors, a restaurant, and a black man's ass.



At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].

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At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by ZeljkoIvanek, Zeljko Ivanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].
7th Nov '12 10:24:34 PM HarryLovesHermione
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Hally sets out to do his homework, a 500-word English composition on an event of cultural significance, and becomes enamored with Sam's discussion of ballroom dancing, describing it as "[[WorldHalfFull a world without collisions]]." But before Hally can set pencil to paper, the phone rings. It's Hally's mother. His father went to the hospital a while ago for pains relating to his injury, but since then has decided to return. Before anybody can stop him, he's ensconced in his bedroom, and Hally can look forward to his home life becoming a living hell. In his fury, he turns on Sam, shouting whatever comes to mind: "[My father]'s a white man and [[MoralEventHorizon that's good enough for you]]." Vitriol ensues.

One messy argument later, Sam hearkens back to the tale of the kite, which Master Harold had considered using for his English composition but rejected because it lacked a TwistEnding. Sam tells him what he forgot: that a few days before, the city authorities had called Harold's mother to come pick up her husband, who was drunk on the floor at the hotel bar. Their little boy Hally was the other one home, and he had to bring a black servant, Sam, to help with the pickup. Hally walked through life humiliated from then on... until Sam put a kite in the air and a smile on his face. Hally sat on a bench and watched it fly... But Sam couldn't, because the bench was "Whites Only." As the play ends, Master Harold goes back to his cold home with a bottle of brandy for his father, but Willie promises to find Hilda and apologize to her.

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Hally sets out to do his homework, a 500-word English composition on an event of cultural significance, and becomes enamored with Sam's discussion of ballroom dancing, describing it as "[[WorldHalfFull a world without collisions]]." But before Hally can set pencil to paper, the phone rings. It's Hally's mother. His father went to the hospital a while ago for pains relating to his injury, but since then has decided to return. Before anybody can stop him, he's ensconced in his bedroom, and Hally can look forward to his home life becoming a living hell. In his fury, he turns on Sam, shouting whatever comes racially belittling him, demands Sam call him "Master Harold" to mind: "[My father]'s a white man show him respect, and [[MoralEventHorizon that's good enough for you]]." Vitriol ensues.

spits in his face.]]

One messy argument later, Sam hearkens back to the tale of the kite, which Master Harold had considered using for his English composition but rejected because it lacked a TwistEnding. Sam tells him what he forgot: that a few days before, the city authorities had called Harold's mother to come pick up her husband, who was drunk on the floor at the hotel bar. Their little boy Hally was the other one home, and he had to bring a black servant, Sam, to help with the pickup. Hally walked through life humiliated from then on... until Sam put a kite in the air and a smile on his face. Hally sat on a bench and watched it fly... But Sam couldn't, because the bench was "Whites Only." As the play ends, Master Harold goes back to his cold home with a bottle of brandy for his father, home, but Willie promises to find Hilda and apologize to her.
9th Jun '12 2:50:02 PM MSPachina
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This play is a ''lot'' BetterThanItSounds. At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].

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This play is a ''lot'' BetterThanItSounds. At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].
26th May '12 6:09:35 AM erforce
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This play is a ''lot'' BetterThanItSounds. At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].

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This play is a ''lot'' BetterThanItSounds. At the very least, check out some of the talent that has been drawn to it over the years. Hally was originated by ZeljkoIvanek, played in a MadeForTVMovie by MatthewBroderick, and in a 2010 movie release by FreddieHighmore. Sam was originated by Zakes Mokai and, opposite Highmore, portrayed by VingRhames. And the original Willie? [[LethalWeapon [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].
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