Posts Tagged ‘Athol Fugard’

ToDo ToDay: The Island! Sonic Circuits!

When The Island—Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona’s drama about political prisoners in a facility inspired by South Africa’s Robben Island—was first presented in 1973, apartheid still hung over the nation. But the work’s current iteration draws inspiration from another source: present-day Palestine. The Freedom Theatre, an arts group based at Jenin Refugee Camp in [...]

Quotidian’s Master Harold…and the Boys, Reviewed

Athol Fugard’s Master Harold...and the Boys is a one-scene distillation of how institutionalized hatred—South African apartheid, in this case—can perpetuate itself as an omnipresent receptacle for an omnipresent substance: pain. This most openly autobiographical of Fugard’s plays shows us, over the course of a languid, rainy afternoon 60 years ago, schoolboy Hally’s close friendship [...]

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