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Boesman and Lena

Boesman and Lena (1969) follows a pattern which is typical of Fugard's plays such as The Blood Knot (1963) and Hello and Goodbye (1966). It explores the controversial and ambiguous relationship...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2011 11:32 pm UTC

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Boesman and Lena

Boesman and Lena are forced to wander from place to place after their home has been bulldozed—a common practice in apartheid-era South Africa. Their enforced wanderings constitute a parody of the...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018 6:16 am UTC

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Boesman and Lena

All of these traumatic events are in some way related to Boesman’s experience as a mixed-race man in apartheid-era South Africa. He and Lena have been bulldozed out of their home under racist...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2020 4:53 pm UTC

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Boesman and Lena

The first thing we learn about Lena is that she is homeless thanks to having been kicked out of their home by government authorities prior to the beginning of the story. She is a black South...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010 6:24 am UTC

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Boesman and Lena

By the end of the play Lena has come to the realization that she's a lot stronger than she always thought. This puts her in a position of relative strength with regards to Boesman, who'd previously...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 11:56 am UTC

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Boesman and Lena

Boesman and Lena are mixed-race itinerants who nomadically roam the Eastern Cape looking for work and temporary housing. Why not begin your essay by exploring the theme of displacement or diaspora?...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 10:43 pm UTC

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Boesman and Lena

Though still quite a recent event, the destruction of Boesman and Lena’s shack by the authorities is no less traumatic. Like so many other people in this racist society, they’ve had their home...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2020 5:34 pm UTC

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