Developed in workshops with award-winning actors, these are the works in Fugard's canon that most directly confront the dehumanizing brutality of apartheid. Includes: Sizwe Bansi is Dead, The Island, and Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act.
|Publisher:||Theatre Communications Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
The New Yorker has said of Athol Fugard, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize." His major works for the stage include: Blood Knot; "Master Harold"...and the boys; My Children! My Africa!; A Lesson from Aloes; The Road to Mecca; Valley Song; and The Captain's Tiger.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the great plays of the twentieth century. A real life changer. It needs to be read as if you're acting it, so that you can move from the sharp satire of the opening, through the laughter and sadness to its politically powerful ending. Although it focuses on the apartheid situation in South Africa in the late sixties, it retains relevance to worldwide situations where human beings abuse each other and the brotherhood of man breaks down. It is therefore likely to retain a permanent relevnace, unfortunately. Fugard manages to trap even the least political into political awareness via an exploration of emotions and issues that avoid sentimentality and sensationalism while fully confronting the power of the situations. To really read this play is to grow up politically.