History Theatre / MasterHaroldAndTheBoys

31st Dec '16 6:45:36 AM Doug86
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The 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.

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The 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 [[UsefulNotes/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.
29th Dec '16 9:28:46 AM nombretomado
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It's St. George's Park Tea Room in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, during TheApartheidEra. Two black servers, '''Sam''' and '''Willie''', are hanging around waiting for something to happen; they practice ballroom dancing in the meantime, as both are competing in two weeks. The problem is, Willie's partner Hilda can't learn the steps right, so [[DisproportionateRetribution Willie beats her]]. (Well, she may also be sleeping around.) Sam is a better dancer, and Willie's speech is rendered in a "YouNoTakeCandle" FunetikAksent.

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It's St. George's Park Tea Room in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, during TheApartheidEra.UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. Two black servers, '''Sam''' and '''Willie''', are hanging around waiting for something to happen; they practice ballroom dancing in the meantime, as both are competing in two weeks. The problem is, Willie's partner Hilda can't learn the steps right, so [[DisproportionateRetribution Willie beats her]]. (Well, she may also be sleeping around.) Sam is a better dancer, and Willie's speech is rendered in a "YouNoTakeCandle" FunetikAksent.



%%* TheApartheidEra
29th Dec '16 6:05:29 AM JamesAustin
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A 1982 play by noted South African playwright 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.

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A 1982 play by noted South African playwright Athol Fugard, ''"Master Harold"... and the boys'' 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.
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]].
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