The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard

The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard
Author: Albert Wertheim
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2000
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0253338239

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"Albert Wertheim's study of Fugard's plays is both extremely insightful and beautifully written... This book is aimed not only at teachers, students, scholars, and performers of Fugard but also at the person who simply loves going to see a Fugard play at the theatre." --Nancy Topping Bazin, Eminent Scholar and Professor Emerita, Old Dominion University Athol Fugard is considered one of the most brilliant, powerful, and theatrically astute of modern dramatists. The energy and poignancy of his work have their origins in the institutionalized racism of his native South Africa, and more recently in the issues facing a new South Africa after apartheid. Albert Wertheim analyzes the form and content of Fugard's dramas, showing that they are more than a dramatic chronicle of South African life and racial problems. Beginning with the specifics of his homeland, Fugard's plays reach out to engage more far-reaching issues of human relationships, race and racism, and the power of art to evoke change. The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard demonstrates how Fugard's plays enable us to see that what is performed on stage can also be performed in society and in our lives; how, inverting Shakespeare, Athol Fugard makes his stage the world.

The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard

The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard
Author: Albert Wertheim
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2000
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0253215048

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Albert Wertheim's study of Fugard's plays is both extremely insightful and beautifully written--a book that held my attention from beginning to end. It was a pleasure to read! Wertheim succeeds in communicating the greatness of Fugard as a playwright, actor, and director. He also conveys well what Fugard has learned from other plays and dramatists. Thus, he places Fugard's works not so much in a South African context as in a theatrical context. He also illuminates his interpretations with the help of Fugard's manuscripts, previously available only in South Africa. This book is aimed not only at teachers, students, scholars, and performers of Fugard but also at the person who simply loves going to see a Fugard play at the theatre. --Nancy Topping Bazin, Eminent Scholar and Professor Emeritus, Old Dominion University Considered one of the most brilliant, powerful, and theatrically astute of modern dramatists, South African playwright Athol Fugard is best known for The Blood Knot, MASTER HAROLD . . . and the boys, A Lesson from Aloes, and Sizwe Bansi Is Dead. The energy and poignancy of Fugard's work have their origins in the institutionalized racism of his native South Africa, and more recently in the issues facing a new South Africa after apartheid. In The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard, Albert Wertheim analyzes the form and content of Fugard's dramas, showing that they are more than a dramatic chronicle of South African life and racial problems. Beginning with the specifics of his homeland, Fugard's plays reach out to engage more far-reaching issues of human relationships, race and racism, and the power of art to evoke change. The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard demonstrates how Fugard's plays enable us to see that what is performed on stage can also be performed in society and in our lives; how, inverting Shakespeare, Athol Fugard makes his stage the world.

The Township Plays

The Township Plays
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1993-08-05
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0192829254

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'elegant reissue' -Plays International, Summer 2000'They are the wonderfully moving and amusing 'Sizwe Bansi is Dead',... 'The Coat' (previously unavailable), the urgently profound 'The Island'... Anyone interested in freedom or drama should buy this book.' Day by Day

My Children My Africa TCG Edition

My Children  My Africa   TCG Edition
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1993-01-01
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781559366915

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The search for a means to an end to apartheid erupts into conflict between a black township youth and his "old-fashioned" black teacher.

The Blood Knot

The Blood Knot
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1992
Genre: South Africa
ISBN: 0195707591

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A play about two brothers who lose themselves in illusory hopes and dreams. Naive optimism and self-delusion finally give way to self-reflection and consciousness, and the brothers abandon their role-playing and embrace their brotherhood.

Exits and Entrances

Exits and Entrances
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2008
Genre: Actors
ISBN: UOM:39015076122699

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South African playwright Athol Fugard looks back at his early career as dresser to South African actor André Huguenet (1906-1961) in this autobiographical work.

Valley Song

Valley Song
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 57
Release: 1997
Genre: Girls
ISBN: 0573626502

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Sorrows and Rejoicings

Sorrows and Rejoicings
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2002
Genre: Exiles
ISBN: 0573629919

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Two women meet in a small Karoo village after the funeral of David, the man they both loved. One is white and was his wife. The other is black and the mother of his child. David, who was driven into exile because of his political activism against apartheid, reappears in the searing memories of the women. During a hot afternoon of truth and reconciliation, treaties of love are painfully hammered out. The young confront the old, and what is hope for these individuals is hope for the new South Africa. 

The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1993-01-01
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781559366922

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A South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow.

People are Living There

People are Living There
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1970
Genre: South African drama (English)
ISBN: 0573614377

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The Train Driver

The Train Driver
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2010-11-18
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780571275212

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In December 2000, Pumla Lolwana pulled her three children close to her body and stepped in front of a train on the railway tracks between Philippi and Nyanga on the Cape Flats, South Africa. This true story demanded Athol Fugard's attention and compelled him to write The Train Driver; a beautiful and haunting play of redemptive power. The Train Driver received its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre, London, in November 2010. 'Brave, confrontational and tender . . . Essential theatre viewing.' Sunday Times, South Africa

Plays One

Plays One
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1998
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0571190936

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This collection of Athol Fugard's plays confirms his reputation as 'South Africa's most accomplished playwright' (The Times).The collection includes the plays The Road to Mecca, A Place with the Pigs, My Children! My Africa!, Playland and Valley Song, and is introduced by the author.

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre
Author: Colin Chambers
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2006-05-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781847146120

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International in scope, this book is designed to be the pre-eminent reference work on the English-speaking theatre in the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, it consists of some 2500 entries written by 280 contributors from 20 countries which include not only top-level experts, but, uniquely, leading professionals from the world of theatre. A fascinating resource for anyone interested in theatre, it includes: - Overviews of major concepts, topics and issues; - Surveys of theatre institutions, countries, and genres; - Biographical entries on key performers, playwrights, directors, designers, choreographers and composers; - Articles by leading professionals on crafts, skills and disciplines including acting, design, directing, lighting, sound and voice.

Master Harold and the Boys

 Master Harold    and the Boys
Author: Athol Fugard
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1982
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780307475206

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An argument between Master Harold, a seventeen-year-old South African, and Sam, the black man employed at Harold's mother's restaurant, makes them reevaluate their friendship.

South African Theatre As and Intervention

South African Theatre As and Intervention
Author: Marcia Shirley Blumberg,Dennis Walder
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9042005378

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One of the most striking features of cultural life in South Africa has been the extent to which one area of cultural practice - theatre - has more than any other testified to the present condition of the country, now in transition between its colonial past and a decolonized future. But in what sense and how far does the critical force of theatre in South Africa as a mode of intervention continue? In the immediate post-election moment, theatre seemed to be pursuing an escapist, nostalgic route, relieved of its historical burden of protest and opposition. But, as the contributors to this volume show, new voices have been emerging, and a more complex politics of the theatre, involving feminist and gay initiatives, physical theatre, festival theatre and theatre-for-education, has become apparent. Both new and familiar players in South African theatre studies from around the world here respond to or anticipate the altered conditions of the country, while exploring the notion that theatre continues to 'intervene.' This broad focus enables a wide and stimulating range of approaches: contributors examine strategies of intervention among audiences, theatres, established and fledgling writers, canonical and new texts, traditional and innovative critical perspectives. The book concludes with four recent interviews with influential practitioners about the meaning and future of theatre in South Africa: Athol Fugard, Fatima Dike, Reza de Wet, and Janet Suzman.