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  • n. South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)


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  • At the end of it, Fugard is almost trying to convince John to direct his next play!

    Big John Sigh

  • This is not a play that focuses on race and prejudice, though of course every play of Fugard has such reality woven throughout it.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: "Road To Mecca" Proves Bigger Is Not Always Better

  • Broadway Debut for a 1980s Athol Fugard Play Joan Marcus Rosemary Harris plays a free-spirited artist cut off from the white church.

    The Short List: New Kathleen Edwards Album, 'Voyageur'

  • The drama by South African writer Athol Fugard is set in a dusty South African town during apartheid, but its themes of independence in old age may strike more of a personal chord than a political one.

    The Short List: New Kathleen Edwards Album, 'Voyageur'

  • This year, the focus turns to Athol Fugard and at the same time Edward Albee , the latter as part of the Legacy Program, which revisits the work of a previously featured playwright.

    Action Is Staged, Interaction Is Real

  • In addition to the Roundabout Theatre Company's current Broadway revival of "The Road to Mecca," Signature Theatre is mounting three Fugard productions this season, the first of which, "Blood Knot," has been directed by the author himself.

    Waiting for Mandela

  • Mr. Fugard could have developed this promising scenario in any number of conventionally "effective" ways.

    Waiting for Mandela

  • Mr. Fugard has staged "Blood Knot" with a similarly light touch, emphasizing the play's slapstick physicality and allowing its sweetness free rein.

    Waiting for Mandela

  • Their mysterious isolation prepares us for the play's climax, in which Mr. Fugard pulls abruptly away from naturalism and has his characters enact a parable of life under apartheid, revealing that at one time Morris passed for white.

    Waiting for Mandela

  • That alone is reason to go, since "Blood Knot," the 1961 two-man play that introduced Mr. Fugard to the world's stages, is a modern classic, a play that moves with stealthy sureness from a quiet, almost nonchalant start to an overwhelming conclusion.

    Waiting for Mandela


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