Which issue can most reflect the past and current South Africa based on Master Harold...and the Boys? I want to make a visual representation that demonstrates the connection between the past and...

Which issue can most reflect the past and current South Africa based on Master Harold...and the Boys? I want to make a visual representation that demonstrates the connection between the past and present.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that this is a wonderful idea.  One image on your poster can be people dancing, because the dance metaphor is fairly powerful.  Perhaps, you can have individuals doing different types of dances, never bumping into one another, and fulfilling Sam's belief that the dancefloor is where all is right in the world.  Another image could be the jukebox, which plays Sarah Vaughn at the end, signifying that there will always be beauty in the next day.  I think that you could have images of apartheid and racism in one aspect of the poster, along with forced labor- indicating both the social and economic issues of control in the play.  I might also toss in a picture of a kite and the heights in the clouds to which it flies, signifying better times for Sam and Hally.  One last thing:  Perhaps some dance steps, feet movement in rhythmic numbers, could be good because learning how to dance, and how not to bump into one another, takes practice and experience.

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