Athol Fugard

 
Winston Ntshona put his body in the line of fire
Winston Ntshona put his body in the line of fire
Actor, playwright and mentor Winston Ntshona, who passed away on August 2 at the age of 76, was a pioneer in the manner that he used his acting...
[Slideshow]2014 through the M&G's lens
[Slideshow]2014 through the M&G's lens
A selection of our photographers’ work this year; from important news events to striking portraits and scenes that caught their eye.
Athol Fugard: All is not, and never will be, lost
Athol Fugard: All is not, and never will be, lost
In his first performance back on a Johannesburg stage, 82-year-old Athol Fugard is a white-bearded, cardigan-clad dynamo, crackling and fizzing...
From Fugard to the future with James Ngcobo
From Fugard to the future with James Ngcobo
Athol Fugard's second play will be James Ngcobo's first in his new role as artistic director of the Market Theatre.
Fugard in fine form with tender new play
Fugard in fine form with tender new play
Sensitively directed by Janice ­Honeyman and played against Dicky Longhurst’s brilliantly creative set, it is an intimate examination of...
Athol Fugard: A man of obstinacy and courage
Athol Fugard: A man of obstinacy and courage
I have always had slightly mixed feelings about the South African playwright Athol Fugard. I would rate his Sizwe Bansi Is Dead and...
'Political correctness takes away your balls'
'Political correctness takes away your balls'
It would be understandable if, in anticipation of receiving a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in New York next month -- the first non-American to...
In the heart of District Six
In the heart of District Six
District Six, in the east end of Cape Town, was once one of the most culturally mixed neighbourhoods in South Africa. Then, in 1966, the government...
Confronting darkness
Confronting darkness
Athol Fugard can't bring himself to say the name of the new theatre named in his honour. "I'm just going to call it the District Six Theatre," he...
Taking plays to print
Taking plays to print
If plays stay on stage, never making their way on to the page, South Africans could lose an important aspect of their culture. But not if Robin...
Uncovering relations between place and space
Uncovering relations between place and space
In her literary study Apartheid and Beyond (Oxford), Rita Barnard refers to Mamphela Ramphele's book A Bed Called Home: Life in the...

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