Blood Knot plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips. Athol Fugard. Based on the Play/Book/Film. Category. Complete summary of Athol Fugard’s The Blood Knot. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Blood Knot. by athol fugard directed by charles randolph-wright american conservatory theater february 8–march 9, Blood Knot. AMERICAN CONSERVATORY.

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As he does so, he begins to treat his brother like an inferior, as any middle-class white South African would treat a black servant.

Blood Knot

Zach wants a woman. His job is to keep black people from coming into the whites-only park. They share the same mother but find their differences lead them to a common bond as brothers and men. Zach spends thieir savings on a suit of clothes for Morris, telling him that he should go to see Ethel. The Armchair Hlood series.

She does not know that he is black. This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members. They have shared the same one-room shack for about a year.

This article is about the play by Athol Fugard.

Production Details Time Period: Zach cannot be anything other than what he is, a black man, which means being treated as inferior by the society of apartheid. The only two characters in the two-hander play are the brothers Morris and Zachariah. Morrie wants Zach to share his dream of having a farm, but does not seem to realize that Zach must have his own dreams. The play ends with no real resolution.


Click fugaed to post your opportunity. Mostly male cast Includes adult characters. They are at the point of violence, when they remember that they are only playing a game. The Lost YearsTiverton: The first version, directed by Charles Jarrottwas shot in May for the highly regarded Armchair Theatre anthology series, but was never transmitted, although the recording has survived.

Morris’ fears are soon realized, when Zachariah’s pen-pal writes to say that she is coming to visit Tahol Elizabeth and wants to meet Zachariah. Samuel French Blood Knot.

Because of his light skin-color, Morris could choose whether to live as white or black. Morris, in fact, had been tempted athkl use his light skin-color to try to live his life as a white man, but had been unable to live with the guilt and uncertainty that this had caused.

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Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more! Plays by Athol Fugard. He has footsores, from having to stand on his feet all day. National Unified Auditions New York.

Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot

Morris is fearful atho someone will discover that they have written a letter to a white woman, and urges Zach to burn the lettter, but Zach is now excited by the fact that he can defy the oppressive reality of apartheid, and wants to continue writing letters to Ethel. Vorster confiscated Fugard’s passport. To avoid having her meet Zachariah, the brothers agree to have the white-looking Morris meet her and pretend to be Zachariah. Bolod are different in temperament, but they reaffirm and support each other.


Morris looks for personal messages in the classified section of the local newspaper. Morris and Zachariah will, apparently, remain together for many unhappy years to come, needing each other, but unable to bridge the gap brought about by their respective skin tones.

When a letter arrives, indicating that the girl will not be coming for a visit after all, Zachariah and his relieved brother begin a new role-playing game. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Zachariah works as a gatekeeper at a park. Zach dictates the letters, and Morris copies them.

Toggle navigation Choose Section. They share the same mother but find their differences lead them to a common bond as br…. Figard Mountain Repertory Theater. Morrie has plans for the future, but Zach has no plans.

For the rope knot, see Blood knot. Zachariah must face the tragic truth that he can never have a future with her, that she can never love him, and that she would zthol horrified to see who he really is. This page was last edited on 26 Februaryat In the end the girl decides not to visit.