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Blood Knot and Other Plays Paperback – January 1, 1993
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“Blood Knot” is the simplest, starkest, and best of the three. It has just two characters who spend the play’s seven scenes in just one small room, in conversation. The two brothers have lives so interwoven as to be inseparable, until the chance of love -- obliterated by the reality of race -- gets in the way.
“Hello and Goodbye” was also enjoyable. Again, it’s a two-person play in one space, with an adult brother and his long-absent sister meeting up to confront her bad relationship with their long-ailing father, and his somewhat consensual suppression to the old man’s needs and demands. I found the final play, “Boesman and Lena”, somewhat confusing on the page (in part because the characters -- realistically for South Africans -- switch between English, Afrikaans, and other African languages freely.