Study Guide

Master Harold... and the boys Lines 1-190

By Athol Fugard

Lines 1-190

  • Willie and Sam, two black men, take a break from their work cleaning up the St. George's Park Tea Room to practice some dance steps.
  • Sam's the expert, and gives Willie some pointers to improve his moves for a ballroom dancing competition they'll enter in two weeks.
  • Willie's upset because his dance partner, Hilda, got mad and quit practicing with him after he gave her an ugly beating. What was she thinking?
  • They argue over Hilda, then Willie sings a Count Basie song while Sam demonstrates some steps for his pal.

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