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Michael Billington

Athol Fugard: A man of obstinacy and courage

A new documentary charts the struggle of playwright Athol Fugard against the violence of apartheid.

Marriage of true minds

Antonia Fraser

When Pinter let fly

There was nothing ailing about Harold Pinter's passionate and astonishing Nobel lecture, which mixed moral vigour with forensic detail, reports Michael Billington.

Pinter assaults US foreign policy

There was something oddly Beckettian about Harold Pinter's Nobel lecture which now is blazing its way across the world's media. It was Beckettian in that Pinter sat in a wheelchair, with a rug over his knees and framed by an image of his younger self, delivering his sombre message: memories of Hamm in Beckett's Endgame came to mind.

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