Athol Fugard
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Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard was born in 1932 in Middelburg, in the Karoo desert region of South Africa. He has written more than thirty plays, four books and several screenplays. His plays include Blood Knot (1961), Boesman and Lena (1969), "Master Harold" . . . and the boys (1982), The Road to Mecca (1984) and My Children! My Africa! (1989). Many of his works were turned into films: Tsotsi, based on his 1980 novel, won the 2005 Academy Award for best foreign language film. His work spans the period of apartheid in South Africa (imposed in 1948), through the first democratic elections (April 27, 1994), when Nelson Mandela became president, and into present-day post-apartheid South Africa. One of the most performed playwrights in the world, and South Africa's best-known playwright, at eighty-one, Fugard continues to direct and write plays. Although he still travels regularly, as of 2013, he regards his house in the Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda, South Africa, as his permanent home.

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    • Master Harold and the Boys

    • By: Athol Fugard
    • Narrated by: Leon Addison Brown, Keith David, Bobby Steggert
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Academy Award-winner Athol Fugard, one of theatre's most acclaimed playwrights, finds humor and heartbreak in the friendship of Harold, a 17-year-old white boy in 1950s South Africa....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Story!

    • By Heather Kelly on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Playland

    • By: Athol Fugard
    • Narrated by: Lou Ferguson, Francis Guinan, Paul Sandberg
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Set in a South African traveling amusement park on New Year’s Eve, Athol Fugard’s Playland explores the possibilities for blacks and whites to find understanding in a racially divided world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • South Africa On The Eve of Apartheid's End

    • By Gretchen SLP on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Road to Mecca

    • By: Athol Fugard
    • Narrated by: Julie Harris, Amy Irving, Harris Yulin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe Not Fugard's Best

    • By Gretchen SLP on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $4.95

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