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Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in English, best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy-Award winning film of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood.

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Enjoy The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Ntshona. is only on till 6th May
those who watched will recall her as Chrissie.Amazing actress;her Athol Fugard stories are fascinating!! ❤
“theatre gave me the opportunity to speak about things that people didn’t want to talk about or see” Athol Fugard
I've always sensed for myself an obligation to bear witness to my time. - Athol Fugard
Max Mojapelo states in his book, Beyond Memory, that Ngema was inspired by Mtutuzeli Gibson Kente and Athol Fugard.
Thoroughly enjoyed Athol Fugard's My Children! My Africa! . Read slow, with intent, shifted something inside of me.
that time I yelled athol fugard at a jeopardy question and thought it was a name I made up to be silly
“I would like to believe that love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer.” —Athol Fugard
"My essential identity is that of a writer" ~Athol Fugard
Next up in our 2017-2018 Season is the Drama Desk Award-winning "Master Harold" ... and the boys by Athol Fugard.
I like this book but somehow I think it sedates me. Sinzwe Banzi is dead a play by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona.
Athol Fugard's novels always make great movies
"...The squatter camps grow like cancer, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer."-Athol Fugard
So last year it was on air and now the STRIKING A CHORD doc series that includes "Athol Fugard Making Music With...
Athol Fugard, South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director
Athol Fugard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia v. danny glover .
The story of a story. Something close to Style's, in Athol Fugard's…
I recently did a play, Athol Fugard's 'Coming Home' at Long Wharf Theatre, ...
The toughest challenge I faced came right at the beginning of my career wit...
In South Africa, success never presented the problems that it presents in N...
we performed Athol Fugard's Boseman and Lena at the "leagues" auditions at Julliard. whew! nerve racking but we did our thing.
Night-time is when I brainstorm; last thing, when the family's asleep and I...
"The act of witnessing is important to me; somebody's got to tell the truth, you know what I mean?" -Athol Fugard.
Quick Pic from today's PR performance: . The Island. By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona featuring...
Obviously when it comes to the question of telling stories about other peop...
Every boy needs a role model that he can be proud of and talk about to the ...
F is for Athol Fugard and the only novel he wrote, one of my fav books of all time.
What African literature is offered in the high school curriculum?The likes of Athol Fugard don't count.
Reading list for next week's trip to Thailand includes 3 books of plays by Sam Shepard, Neil Simon and Athol Fugard
When I'm talking to a theatre maker in a Sea Point cafe & he suddenly says "that looks like Athol Fugard" & it is & he stops for coffee.THAT
Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact. Athol Fugard
news : West Coast premiere of new play by Athol Fugard at Fountain Theatre
Any thoughts about Thursday's Nobel Prize for Literature? I think worthy laureates would be Margaret Atwood or Athol Fugard.
Mr. John Saleh stirred up my love for literature! 'Sizwe Banzi is dead' Athol Fugard
West Coast Premiere of new play by at Fountain Theatre
Athol Fugard's Tsotsi sparked good discussion at High Down on the pressures of gang culture vs the power of choice: 'what makes us human'
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great piece.very moving are you familiar with Athol Fugard's writing on train suicides amongs the super poor in South Africa?
Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona's 'Sizwe Banzi' classic lives on
The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard : From South Africa to the World by Albert...
What's On in Joburg this wk Ballet Lloyd Cele and Athol Fugard
We are excited to announce our next production... Sizwe Bansi is Dead by Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Ntshona
Athol Fugard: I'm waiting with baited breath to hear Cyril Ramaphosa's take on what happen at the State of the Nation Address.
Tonight! 7.30pm at the Mumford Theatre: bring Athol Fugard's rarely performed Playland to life - tickets available on the door
Athol Fugard's Valley Song, set in post-apartheid South Africa, runs Feb. 5 to 21 at
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East Mids touring company bring Athol Fugard’s to in Feb
After 40 years I'm back at Mac directing Athol Fugard's "Statements" with an intrepid group of young artists.
Interview with Artistic Director James Ngcobo, about his vision & Athol Fugard's 'Nongogo' …
And bring Playland by Athol Fugard which examines hope for change at the end of apartheid South Africa.
"There are times in my 30 years in the theater that I have..".
Watching you in I turned to my friend & said you would also direct someday. The friend was Athol Fugard.
Tonight: The OU School of Theater, Arts for Ohio and the Monomoy Theatre present Blood Knot by Athol Fugard.
The Division of is celebrating Athol Fugard's work with a two-week festival
OU will honor South African playwright Athol Fugard with a two-week festival
Fugard at OHIO festival celebrates history, works of Athol Fugard Jan. 14-24
PHOTOS: our upcoming production of SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD dir. by John Kani
CASTING NOTICE! Seeking and actor for the role of Johnny in Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye.
A bit from Dr. John Kani's Biography John Kani, playwright, Robert Khalipa John Kani is an actor, a director and a playwright. He was born in New Brighton Port Elizabeth, in 1943, where he started his career with the Serpent Players Drama Group. He joined the Market Theatre in Johannesburg in 1986. Plays in which he has appeared include, The Blood Knot, Driving Miss Daisy, The Native Who Caused All The Trouble, Othello, The Lion and the Lamb, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Island, Waiting for Godot, The Death of Bessie Smith, Playland, Duet for One, My Children My Africa (which won him an AA life Vita Award in 1990 for his role as Mr. M.), Hedda Gabler, Dance of Death, The Lion and the Lamb and the Shakespeare Compilation Ladies and Gentlemen, Shakespeare! John performed in Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island, which he co-wrote with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona and for which he won the 1974/75 Tony Award On Broadway for Best Actor for his performance. He also received an Obie Award in New York for his contri ...
Tell me abt Dr John Kani n Athol Fugard not Tom Stoppard«---kana who is he? And what style of theatre did he use?*Hides
A wonderful picture taken by Jesse Kramer Photography in today's Cape Times of Dr Frank n Furter and Athol Fugard...
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South African playwright Athol Fugard receives Japan's highest honour in the arts via
Another day, another monologue. 'Hello and Goodbye' by Athol
I laughed far harder at the Athol Fugard line than I should have.
Master Harold... And the boys by Athol Fugard... Love me some English literature ☺
"Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact.''-Athol Fugard
Congrats Arvo Pärt for Praemium Imperiale prize! Still is amazing I worked and sang with such humble man and legend.
Athol Fugard’s The Shadow of the Hummingbird is in its final week Do you have your tickets already?
stars Athol Fugard the show will premier on 30 July in the Barney Simon Theatre!
Athol Fugard was amazing in The Shadow of the Hummingbird. Blessed to see this amazing man perform and humbled by his talent
Japan's highest art honour for Athol Fugard Can't wait to see the new Fugard play
Congratulations Athol Fugard - first African recipient of Japan's highest arts honour -
The moral responsibility of the artist is to keep alive a total awareness of the realities of our time - Athol Fugard
"Old people don't lose their sight, they just turn their gaze within." Athol Fugard
It's been a lifelong dream of mine to see Athol Fugard in theatre, a dream I never thought realised. Tonight it's realised
It's why don't you read Athol Fugard's beautiful
Theatre Review: For those who missed acclaimed adaptation of Athol Fugard's 'Sizwe Bande is Dead':
Japan's highest art honour for Athol Fugard
The Shadow of the Hummingbird. The Shadow of the HummingbirdAthol Fugard (Author), Paula...
The time has come for Athol Fugard's "People Are Living There" to open tonight. Excited!
To everyone who put in so much hard work into People are Living there: let's all break a leg tonight and do Athol Fugard proud
The legendary Athol Fugard performing in his new play, the Shadow of the Hummingbird See my article in
: the enduring power of n protest theatre. I need to bring out my Athol Fugard books
Athol Fugard in the Guardian says today’s writers are failing to face what’s really important (thanks
I admit to knowing little or almost nothing about SA literature, except for Athol Fugard
playwright Athol Fugard in today, saying brilliant things:
I'm srsly considering a campaign to send Athol Fugard every play abt injustice or politics that's been staged this yr. It would take MONTHS.
READ A PLAY, Athol Fugard. And, uh, you wanna elucidate that "decline of western morality" thing?
Athol Fugard berates dramatists for failing to confront injustice via
Am watching Marigolds in August on Magic World,starring Winston Ntshona,John Kani and Athol Fugard. Great actors,great script.
i want to meet Athol Fugard. a bit weird but ya.
“One wishes that pain weren’t the potent alchemical element that it is.” —Athol Fugard
"That's what a writer does; he rescues from oblivion. The nameless, the hopeless, the destitute." - Athol Fugard
A weekend of rehearsals and techs. Athol Fugard's "People are Living There" is going to be awesome!
Ruby Dee, a Ringing Voice for Civil Rights, Onstage and Off, Dies at 91 By BRUCE WEBER JUNE 12, 2014 Ruby Dee, one of the most enduring actresses of theater and film, whose public profile and activist passions made her, along with her husband, Ossie Davis, a leading advocate for civil rights both in show business and in the wider world, died on Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. Her daughter Nora Davis Day confirmed the death. A diminutive beauty with a sense of persistent social distress and a restless, probing intelligence, Ms. Dee began her performing career in the 1940s, and it continued well into the 21st century. She was always a critical favorite, though not often cast as a leading lady. Her most successful central role was Off Broadway, in the 1970 Athol Fugard drama, “Boesman and Lena,” about a pair of nomadic mixed-race South Africans, for which she received overwhelming praise. Clive Barnes wrote in The New York Times, “Ruby Dee as Lena is giving one of the finest per ...
Ruby Dee, an Oscar-nominated actress whose career in film and theater spanned five decades, died on Wednesday, her agent, Michael Livingston, confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 91. Recommended Tonys: Actress Nominees Share Their Intros to New York, Broadway Debuts (Video) Oscar-Nominated Actress Joan Lorring Dies at 88 Related Topics •Obituaries Dee passed away peacefully at her New Rochelle, N.Y., home from age-related causes, Livingston said. PHOTOS: Hollyood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Dee won an Obie Award in 1971 for her portrayal of Lena in Athol Fugard's Boseman and Lena (1970) and a Drama Desk Award for Wedding Band (1974). She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Ridley Scott's 2007 drama American Gangster. She had an impressive stage career, including a highly praised performance in Purlie Victorious (1963). Also on stage, Dee was notable as the proud working mother Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun (1961). In 1988, she starred with Denzel Washington and Paul Winfield in Checkmat ...
Culture entraps a generation. A few men of vision open the cage. It begins with ideas. Ideas illuminate society. Doers take over with courage and they galvanise the people along the lines of the vision. In South Africa, Alan Paton wrote a searing novel, Cry, The Beloved Country, a work that jolted a society driven by caste based on colour. Others also penned, including playwright Athol Fugard and epics like Mazisi Kunene’s on Shaka the Zulu, the first blood of rage against caste. The courage, however, roared from the loins of Nelson Mandela upon whose levers South Africa broke out of the fetters of prejudice. He caught the fire of change and lit the tinder of equality in the land.  We saw a short note recently from the governor of example, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the governor of Lagos. His ruminations on the World Economic Forum hosted by this country in Abuja would make many a columnist’s ink freeze with envy. In short, clinical sentences with sapient punch lines, he gave us his takeaways fr ...
plays directed by Jane Howell, these are some of the plays I worked on until leaving Exeter ... I was the props master so I did a play almost every two weeks ad well as the touring children's shows.. In London I worked with almost all the companies, private as well as national, from Ballet Rambert and Royal Ballet, the National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre, English National Opera and the Royal Opera , the Round house and the Tramsheds on and on would be the list, with Bill Gaskil, David Hare, Lindsey Anderson, Samuel Becket, Peter Hall and on etc with Edward Bond and her a list of writers that I worked with at the Royal Court, "1970s expanded and consolidated the Royal Court’s reputation. Writers such as Peter Gill, Christopher Hampton, Athol Fugard, Howard Brenton, David Hare, David Storey, Joe Orton, Ann Jellicoe, Wole Soyinka, David Edgar, Sam Shepard and Mary O’ Malley all cut their teeth at the Royal Court. Plays such as Saved by Edward Bond, The Philanthropist by Christopher Hampton and The K ...
Question 5: Tom Stoppard is my fave playwright, but who's my second? Lillian Helman, Eugene O'Neill, Henrik Ibsen, or Athol Fugard?
The news is out! Look what we'll have for you next season: 2014-15 SEASON FEATURES GUNDERSON, FUGARD, SHANLEY Athol Fugard. John Patrick Shanley. Lauren Gunderson. Evan Smith. Theatrical Outfit looks to the past, celebrates the present and embraces the future in its 38th season, spotlighting signature voices that will spark important conversations about class, education, faith, the stars and our places in the world. Our 2014-15 season features two Atlanta premieres, the debut on our stage of Decatur-bred, San Francisco-based Gunderson, the words of the award-winning South African sage Fugard and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Shanley. “It’s nearly impossible to discuss the topics that these plays embrace: religion, politics, gender and money,” says Executive Artistic Director Tom Key. “But when we meet these topics as human beings in a story, then we can naturally and honestly discuss these realities in a way that is transformative. When I have a lineup like this, then I know this will be a season th ...
ONE of the legacies that apartheid gave to Africa is the canon known to the literary world today as protest literature or literature of pains. This was an imaginative response by different strata of South African writers community to the challenges of race politics that was practiced by the ruling dominant white minority in the hey days of apartheid. This form literature found expressionism in all the genres of literary expressionism vis-a- vis prose, drama and poetry as well as theatre, movie and popular culture. The fulcrum of this literary tradition was to use the the imaginative power to engage the politics of colour that segregated the rainbow people of colour. Nelson Mandela The works that captured this canon of writing looked at the various ranges of segregation that that took place in the South Africa’s society whether it was at the mine, in the church, school, place of work and other public space. From this tradition, emerged a whole range of writer activists, wgho employed the power of the ...
The Triad of PEACE with HH The Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi is broken with Nelson Mandela's passing; A dream to meet him, destined, to forever remain unfulfilled!!! His words "I would like to be an ordinary human being with virtues and vices" ring in my ears and take me back to a time when I did lights for a play The Island by Athol Fugard; and first learnt of a man who had been imprisoned from the year that I was born, twenty three years to the day!!! Twenty three years! Four years later when he walked as a free man the world wept for joy. Today, it weeps in grief...but Thanks to him, hopefully, the world shall not need another Long Walk to Freedom. Hamba kahle Tata Mandiba
I had a glimpse into the prison experience of Nelson Mandela when John Martins and I performed in a play by the South African playwright Athol Fugard, "The Island" at Earlham College. I performed the role made famous by South African actor Winston Ntshona. I remember vividly the emotions that were stirred especially in the wake of US Rep. Charles Rangel's efforts to get US and other companies to divest from South Africa in an effort to end apartheid (properly pronounced like apart hate). RIP sincerely Former President Mandela.
Wow. A brilliant scene from (I think) the TV play of Athol Fugard's "The Island" with players Winston Ntshona & John Kani, directed by Barney Simon with adde...
Nelson Mandela had a profound effect on theatre not just as an inspiration for some great work for the stage, but as someone who was personally effected by it. The Market Theatre in Johannesburg and the Space Theatre in Cape Town were two, non-racial venues in a divided country. At the height of apartheid, incredible work was being produced at these two theatres about life under the regime. Plays by Athol Fugard, Percy Mtwa and Mbongeni Ngema helped to highlight the issue of apartheid both nationally and globally. In 1978, at the height of apartheid, Geva produced Fugard's SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD, raising this issue to Rochester audiences. Mandela is an inspiration to writers and artists who highlight social injustice through their work.
it's a line from a play "My Children, My Africa" by SA playwright Athol Fugard. I wrote a blog to try to answer the question
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Upon the death of the great Nelson Mandela, I've been reflecting on how I first became aware of him and South Africa and Apartheid. Strangely, it was through theatre. In 1990, I was invited by the English Dept at Mount St Marys College to develop An Evening of Athol Fugard (a South African playwright who used his plays as protest against Apartheid). As a director, I researched, selected scenes, used projections, guided a student dramaturg, and explored the socio-political issues with my student actors. It was a wonderful, rare experience where the director/teacher and students learned side-by-side. Nelson said: "Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another..." Great words to live by, everywhere.
In honor of Mandela, I'm re-reading THE ISLAND by Athol Fugard. Here's a great video excerpt:
On Nelson Mandela: William Tarter Jr has a wonderful timeless quote from Mr Mandela on his page. My own memories are tied up in Athol Fugard speaking at my commencement & the Yale shanty town in front of the Bienecke library, the boycotts and the disbelief in the incredible effort needed to dismantle apartheid. One of a kind but what a kind.
If pouring out countless encomiums and approbations to eulogise the battle of colour Madiba won for the whole of Africa is not enough and if u think it is,lay ur hands on SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD by Athol Fugard which portrays the dehumanising state of black majority in state of political,social and economic disparity btw the white colonialists n deprived blacks.
Great tributes to Nelson Mandela by Athol Fugard and Janet Suzman - Radio 3 Night Waves yesterday evening.
Athol Fugard/John Kani/Winston Ntshona's "Sizwe Banzi Is Dead" did so much to raise awareness of horrors of apartheid.
Mandela memories: I recall two things. Performances of the play "The Island" (by Athol Fugard) in Delhi by Hartman de Souza (he was then features editor at Patriot) and his Kenyan lawyer friend Kimamo. I attended several of their performances in the late 1980s, usually for students. The two would bring alive Robben Island near college canteens, under trees, in claustrophobic auditoriums. The second: South Africa winning the 1995 World Cup of rugby. Still don't understand the game, but it was electric to see how Mandela won over the country by the simple gesture of appearing in one of South Africa's symbols of apartheid, the Springboks' green jersey.
With the passing of one if the most remarkable human beings to ever grace this earth, I am remembering the time in my life when his work impacted me deeply and gave us all a glimpse into true humility, righteousness, perseverance and human dignity. Thinking tonight of the work I did in college with Christine Suarez. The South Africa Project, honoring the plight of those who both endured and worked to end Apartheid. Thinking of Brenda Bynum, Tim McDonough, Athol Fugard and my time at Theater Emory, where I learned to find the beauty in sorrow and the art in life. Thank you, Mr. Mandela, for all you did in your time, and all that will be done thanks to what you fearlessly brought to the table. May it be a seamless transition.
Saw "The Island" by Athol Fugard years ago, about Robben Island where was held, amazing play
I worked with Athol Fugard on two plays in London and, because of that, grew to know many expatriat black South Africans including the great Zakes Mokae who was forced to live for a time in the sewers of Jo'berg It was a wrenching blow to hear of Nelson Mandela's death. The savagery of the apartheid regime was a part of my youth. His struggle against apartheid informed many us all in those days and has imprinted something immoveable in me. He was, by a long way, the greatest political leader of the Twentieth Century. Of the many loathsome acts by Thatcher, her support of apartheid is just the most heinous.
Wrote this post on South African playwright Athol Fugard's play "My Children, My Africa" a year or so ago.
“There are no collisions out there, Hally. Nobody trips or stumbles into anybody else…accidents don’t happen”- Athol Fugard
his light will always shine . Like Athol Fugard , I believe that if he had remained for another term in office ,S. Africa would have benefittedl greatly from his wise , selfless state-manship .
How would I forget so soon, the apartheid compendium that encapsulates the whole scenarios and role played by the late Madiba in South Africa. I want to recommend for your reading pleasure the literature book titled: "Sizwe Bansi is Dead" a play written by Athol Fugard, for most especially the post-primary schools, to learn about story of the South Africans. And now finally, SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD. Rest In Peace the astute freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.
Remembering the wonderful play 'The Island' by Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Ntshona - portrayed so powerfully
"Farewell, Africa!" - Athol Fugard play's words from mouth of prisoner banished to Robben Island.
Something of a shame that The Island, the Athol Fugard dramatisation of ANC experiences in Robben Island, has just closed
I'd recommend reading Athol Fugard's 'The Island' in the light of this news. Will be momentous seeing Obama talking about Mandela.
athol fugard. I took a pic of my thing so I could do it at home 😏😏
Hi Maggie,Back in sheff, Finished at the Young Vic last Sat The Island. By Athol Fugard. Fantastic Play & Great Reviews.
Just read a play by Athol Fugard and it made me thankful for my name.
What would you do NYE in Cape Town: 1- carl cox @ cticc 2- rocky horror @ athol fugard theatre 3- psy trance party - which one? 4- club duvet with dj pillow
“...(we were) all dabblers in that most mysterious of all the processes of the soul, the one and only true alchemy- the transformative- trying to turn the substance of our very ordinary lives into something enduring and special...that is our hopeless and splendid endeavor, our attempt to defeat the high imprisoning walls of our mortality.” - COUSINS: A Memoir by Athol Fugard
“For something to stay on paper longer than two days it has to pass some very critical tests.” —Athol Fugard
Hey Cuz Saw 'The Island' at the Young Vic with Boet last night. Athol Fugard is one clever playwright.
Would you go and watch a play about insomnia, or do you think it would just send you to
"In this walk there was no defeat- there was pain, and great suffering, but no defeat." "THE WALK", Athol Fugard.
LITERATURE WEB Hamlet told us that Sizwe Bansi is dead.Oh! I pity the Sons and Daughter of such A Man of all Seasons.Guards are every where to catch people life the Government Inspector on the burial day,sponsored by Silas Marner carrying out his last Duty for his father.While the burial was going on,Dr fautus brought good news about the delivery of a baby boy in the compound.But Romeo and Juliet say it is a Black Boy.Then i see people like Buchi Emecheta,Isidore Okpewho,Athol Fugard,and J.C De Craft saying oh!What a joy of Motherhood.
Athol Fugard & James Earl Jones Rare Signed Autograph - Memorabilia - Actual proposition - surrender! no retreat!: african-american pioneer performers of 20th century american theater; The case of elizabeth, claiming the title and dignity of countess of sutherland, by her guardians, his grace john duke of athol, charles earl of elgin ... the honourable james wemyss of wemyss; Gandhi (widescreen two-disc collector's edition); Journeys in the night: creating a new american theatre with circle in the square: a memoir; Athol fugard & james earl jones rare signed autograph - memorabilia; A lesson from aloes; Gandhi [blu-ray]; The oxford encyclopedia of theatre & performance; Voices and silences; African american lives.
The bickering Robben Island inmates in Athol Fugard's potent play remind us of the freedoms at stake now in Guantánamo and beyond
Athol Fugard's Boesman & Lena. A masterclass. Passion Fish, that scene between she and Alfre Woodard...!
TODAY IN HISTORY (26 September, 2004) Former SA president and long serving political prisoner, Nelson Mandela, was voted the Greatest South African in a TV show that had the country nominate their 100 most favourite personalities. The ranking of the rest of the top 10 had yet to be decided. SABC3 intended to screen documentaries devoted to the top ten over the next nine weeks until December 9, the culmination of the vote. The top nine, following Mandela, were in alphabetical order: Dr Chris Barnard, F.W. de Klerk, Mahatma Gandhi, Nkosi Johnson, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Gary Player; Jan Smuts and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. There were some surprising inclusions in this list, such as Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid and Steve Hofmeyr, receiving more support than Walter Sisulu. The list included a number of writers, actors and singers, but only one painter, J.H. Pierneef at 99. Athol Fugard came in as the 100th greatest South African of all time. The program was stopped because of pol ...
Writing Workshop on Wednesday: Your Truth in Fiction This workshop, for writers, or those who'd like to improve their writing, will be given by writer and actor Lisa Fugard at the ALIF Riad. She describes it as exploring the “alchemical process of taking the ‘stuff’ of one’s life and fictionalising it.” “How far does one go with the act of “making it up”, she asks. “Play with gender, with age, with setting – all the while exploring the emotional dynamic at the heart of the your story. “Write because it’s a secret passageway, a door that swings open to reveal unexplored worlds. It’s a companion and a balm. It will challenge you and provoke you in all the right ways. There is an essential, private relationship between you and the world that is revealed when you sit down with a blank page.” Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Lisa Fugard is the only child of playwright Athol Fugard and novelist and poet Sheila Meiring Fugard. She moved to New York City in 1980 to pursue an actin ...
Moved by a majestic performance of Athol Fugard's Nongogo this afternoon at Soweto Theatre.
We can't wait to see star in Athol Fugard's 'Nongogo' at the Soweto Theatre! 7 to 15 September, tickets:
Athol Fugard's Sizwe Banzi is Dead! If anything I think Nongogo will be on that level. Must be seen.
"Sometimes loneliness is two. You and the other person who doesn't want you there". -Boesman and Lena_Athol Fugard
Athol Fugard play - The Road to Mecca featured Nieu-Bethesda and swung the spotlight on the life of
"Im enjoying acting again...Fugard." Can't wait to see the show...all the best:-)
Oooh - sounds good! This might complement my love of Tom Sharpe and Athol Fugard nicely...
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other. Athol Fugard
Don’t miss Athol Fugard’s “Nongogo”, directed by James Ngcobo at the Soweto Theatre
We’re very excited to announce our theater productions for next season, starting fall 2013. Noises Off by: Michael Frayn directed by: John Frisco opening October 10 _ Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by: Stephen Sondheim directed by: Jason A. Fleece _ Romeo & Juliet by: William Shakespeare directed by: Anthony Churchill _ Sorrows & Rejoicings by: Athol Fugard directed by: Veronda Carey Please watch this page for more information and a complete schedule in the coming weeks. We thank you for your support and ask you join us for another great season next year.
Athol Fugard is considered the most prominent living English playwright in the world. (As stated in Time magazine) His phenomenal plays such as "Boesman en Lena", "The Island", "Hello end Goodbye" and others are regularly being performed across the world. He wrote the story 'Tsotsi' that Gavin Wood made into the film 'Tsotsi'. It became the first S.A. film that won an Oscar. Athol has written about the importance of truth in a play. It must ultimately deal with truth. I have centered several of my solo sculpture shows around the words of an artist, poet or writer. One quotation that gave me great pleasure was the nineteenth century USA natural philosopher, Henri Theroux’s statement; 'we see without only that which we have within. if we meet no gods it is because we harbour none.' This quote appealed to me immensely. But in this context, who are the gods that we harbour? Surely they are our loved ones and our friends in whom can see the divine. Die Hindus greet each other with ‘Namaste’, meaning . ...
JUST ANNOUNCED! Play Club Announces Winter Series: HOOKED ON CLASSICS Cape Town – Play Club, Cape Town’s Book Club for Theatre Lovers, will continue their rave-reviewed afternoons with a brand new series just in time for winter: Hooked On Classics. This series will feature some of theatre’s classics with scripts by Athol Fugard, Edward Albee and Agatha Christie. In August, we celebrate Play Club’s first South African script by South African playwright, Athol Fugard: PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE. It’s a penetrating psychological study of frustration and loneliness as four people spend an evening together in the kitchen of a cheap Johannesburg boarding house where they live. Sunday 18 August For September, we look at one of Broadway’s great plays: Edward Albee’s biting dark comedy WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? In its 1963 premiere, it won the Tony Award for Best Play, along with a rave review from the New York Herald-Tribunes, who called it “a beautiful piece of writing.” Albee examines the ...
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To all my modern drama students: Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. (Room K3 - 303), we host Ms. Nadia Meer from South Africa to speak about Apartheid, Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko and other concerns. This comes in the light of reading Athol Fugard's political anti-apartheid play titled My Children! My Africa! Interested students may also attend.
Athol Fugard's Masterpiece MASTER HAROLD ...AND THE BOYS continues in the Studio Theatre for the next two weeks.
Did you know: Lisa *** Hamilton actress Born: 3/25/1964 Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif. Raised on Long Island, Hamilton contracted the acting bug at an early age. A graduate of fine arts from New York University, she studied drama at the Julliard School. Her first paid acting role was as a spear carrier in the Joseph Papp Public Theatre production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night but she soon moved on to weightier parts, appearing opposite Kevin Kline in Measure for Measure in the New York Shakespeare Festival. For her role in Athol Fugard's play Valley Song, she won an Obie Award, the Clarence Derwent Award, and a Drama Desk nomination. In film, she's starred opposite Oprah Winfrey in Jonathan Demme's Beloved (1998) and had roles in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999), and the The Truth About Charlie (2002). Television has kept her busy too, with guest appearances on Law & Order and Homicide along with a gig on The Practice from 2000–2003. Honored in 2000 by the 10 ...
Don’t miss an exclusive preview of “The Island” starring Atandwa Kani (Son of John Kani)and Nata Ramabulana, directed by legendary actor John Kani, at the Barney Simon Theatre, The Market Theatre on Thursday 21st February 2012. A play within a play, The Island was first performed in 1973, written by Athol Fugard, Winston Ntshona and Kani himself, and some say this piece helped persuade the USA to impose sanctions on apartheid South Africa. Hosted by Gabriel's school, Kairos School of Inquiry, tickets cost R140 each. Act fast, we are restricted to only 114 seats. Proceeds will go towards a video camera and playground equipment for our rapidly expanding school. Please contact me if you are interested. Thanks :)
News shows in Cape Town: The Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream offers a feast of magic, humour, and spectacle, directed by Fred Abrahamse, and featuring a cast of South Africa’s finest classical actors; Dirty Dancing The Musical tells the classic story of two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives; nontinuing their smash-hit, sell-out international tour, three times Olivier Award-nominated (and now global internet sensation) Fascinating Aida are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio; Die Laaste Karretjiegraf, co-written by Riana Steyn and Athol Fugard (with Fugard directing) is a story about the Karretjie People and a tribute to the heritage of the direct descendants of South Africa’s first inhabitants. ImproGuise, players of Cape Town’s longest running and most popular live show, will host Cape Town’s first ever Improv Festival for two weeks; British-born Nicholas ...
cos athol fugard doesn't use like, I and stuff
Like Johnny in 'Nongogo' by Athol Fugard. I will leave a chick over a messed up past. If it can catch up with Her, she ain't worth keeping.
Athol Fugard = these plays sound interesting. opportunities to experience art from that portion of the globe (South Africa) are rare-ish.
"We all know about our potential to kill; we have dangerously lost sight of the fact that each of us can also bless." Athol Fugard
The creative team behind Barrow Gould Johnson Group's production of BLOOD KNOT discuss the themes of Athol Fugard's masterpiece play. Set to open February 2nd,…
It was Richard Attenborough's lifelong dream to bring the life story of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi to the screen. When it finally reached fruition in 1982, the 188-minute, Oscar-winning Gandhi was one of the most exhaustively thorough biopics ever made. The film begins in the early part of the 20th century, when Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed. In the horrendous "slaughter" sequence, more extras appear on screen than in any previous historical epic. The supporting cast includes Candice Bergen as photographer Margaret Bourke-White, Athol Fugard as General Smuts, John Gielgud as Lord Irwin, John Mills as the viceroy, Martin Sheen as Walker, Trevor Howard as Judge Broomfield, and, in a tiny part as a st ...
Laughing my socks off ;) watch it if its shown again. It's on sky arts 1 now. Amazing documentary on writer Athol Fugard
Documentary on great South African playwright Athol Fugard on Sky Arts 1 now. Powerful.
found a hidden gem at a thrift shop and it cost a meesely R3. Statements-Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Ntshona 'Ther is no mention of the theory of apartheid bt u exp wit uniq vividns wt its like 2 hv a blck skin & liv in SA...' Sunday Times. u wl LOL
Ah mara jst wen i went to hug her good nyt...she revealed a novel frm her jacket's pocket titled ''Tsotsi'' by Athol Fugard,& here she goes ''incase im no more by tomoro here is something u shud remember me with hence iv discovered u so fond of books im so sure u'l love it & respect it as u do to meFO DAYS,FO THE MERE FACT THAT ITS A BOOK NOT A FASHION VOUCHER OR TICKET TO DE BLACK COFFEE'S GIGthat defines a woman not a cheap chick yagojewa ka chenchi ya petrol
"You can't answer violence with counterviolence... The answer is love. The best sabotage is love." - Athol Fugard
The only living legend playwright alive up to date is Athol Fugard :)
Athol Fugard Festival to be Relaunched in 2013 - Books LIVE (blog)
Alert! Darryl David, co-founder of Booktown Richmond, has announced the relaunch of the Athol Fugard Festival in the first quarter of next year. The festival for the famous playwright was held in Nieu-Bethesda in 2009, but did not continue annually due to a lack of funds.
I know :) Dude.. I'm doing a monologue on depression. By Athol Fugard. Would've LOVED to have you around for your input.
its not really a novel but its a beautiful short story/play called "Master Harold...and the boys" by Athol Fugard
Just finished writing my essay on Athol Fugard's Master Harold...and the Boys. Now, onto reading Tony Kushner's Angels in America for tomorrow's class.
Another great morning service at Renner Lutheran Church, another disheartening loss by the Minnesota Vikings, and another late night up working on a paper for class (this one's on the excellent film adaptation of Athol Fugard's play, Master Harold...and the Boys, which featured STUNNING performances by Matthew Broderick and Zakes Mokae).
"Learn to dance life like champions instead of always being just a bunch of beginners at it"-Athol Fugard
Athol Fugard is a white South African playwright. symphatetic to black situation and as creative and political as the trinty of Soyinka, Rotimi and Osofisan . Adaption of his work TSOTSI won Africa first Oscar. He will win the third Nobel for Africa am sure
Although I don't think South Africans would care if Athol Fugard did a Miriam Makeba production
Athol Fugard from the Eastern Cape , so was/is most business political leaders of Mzansi ! Sumtin in air we breathe down here u see
Leon Addison Brown and Ritchie Coster were mesmerizing tonight in Athol Fugard's "The Train Driver" at Signature Theatre. The set is stark and simple as are the costumes and sound design. This is a tightly written and very focused play requiring skilled actors. I loved the language, including occasional Africaans.
Here's my latest theater roundup, including reviews of the new Broadway musical "Chaplin" and off-Broadway premieres by Sam Shepard and Athol Fugard
Last night's Signature Cinema showing of Sam Shepard's PARIS TEXAS was great. Don't forget to get tix for Athol Fugard's TSOTSI on 9/24!
Saw a wonderful Athol Fugard play, The Train Driver, at the Signature Theater tonight. Added bonus seeing Sam Shepard at the theater bar holding court with 3 women.
Sam Shepard and Athol Fugard being introduced for the first time by Artistic Director Jim Houghton...only at Signature
Enjoyed the interview with South African playwright Athol Fugard on the Charlie Rose Show!...Interesting how he saw things back in the day!
Theatre in Cape Town is alive and well! Athol Fugard's The Blue Iris Extends to 4 August!...
While I unfortunately found the new musical "Trouble" to be trite and derivative, I was delighted to finally visit the new Pershing Square Signature Center designed by Frank Gehry(!) where "Trouble" was showing. Am scouting for material and had hoped to like. But, what a gem the space is. Will look forward to seeing a play there written and directed by Athol Fugard in Sept when I am back from Yale.
At first, the cry heard from Republicans to “take our country back” seemed squarely aimed at President Barack Obama. Though nobody wants to admit it openly, there is a fair amount of resentment from many Republicans that President Obama, a black man, is in the White House. South African playwright and writer Athol Fugard said the same in a recent interview with Charlie Rose on March 1, 2012: “Much of what President Obama is going through is because he is a black man in the White House,” Fugard said.
Banyan actors and director discuss the Tony-nominated apartheid drama by South African playwright Athol Fugard.
Listening to Bruce Springsteen sing a poem - beautiful and then Athol Fugard 'Falls the shadow' next - a feast of mans' pathos and inner storms.
WRTI's Lesley Valdes reviews this vivid portrait of apartheid-era struggle by Tony Award-winners Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona.
Athol Fugard's 80th birthday to be marked with a 100-minute documentary on Sky Arts.
Real privilege watching d powerful performances in My Children! My Africa! Directed by Incredible 2 have met Athol Fugard
Went to see "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" today-cute and often charming-even occasionally moving. Worth seeing for Tom Wilkinson alone and Judi Dench, Bill Nighy in strong support. We then went to see Athol Fugard's wonderful play "My Children! My Africa! "-truly great performances by 2 of the 3 actors
Geneseo theater grad. Peter Kaczorowski is nominated for a Tony Award for his lighting design of Athol Fugard's play THE ROAD TO MECCA, currently playing on B'way. Peter now has 3 shows on the B'way boards. Congrats!!
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