Athol Fugard

 
John Kani, the king of South African theatre
John Kani, the king of South African theatre
Lauded as the king of South African theatre, internationally acclaimed playwright, director and actor John Kani was honoured with the Naledi...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
My Children! My Africa! Set in the last days of apartheid, this Athol Fugard play tells the story of a black teacher, his black...
The pitfalls and shortcomings of artistic canons
The pitfalls and shortcomings of artistic canons
A cursory historic and thematic review of literature produced in South Africa pre- and post-1994 suggests a skewed, dominant and unavoidable...
A call for township theatres
A call for township theatres
In the midst of economic uncertainty, in this year’s budget speech Finance Minister Tito Mboweni allocated the treasury funds towards a new...
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...

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