Piese de Athol Fugard

Blood Knot, The
Racial issues exposed through lives of two coloured south African brothers.
Boesman And Lena
Poor, wandering South African black couple, meet old man revealing the true relationship of their marriage.
Captain's Tiger, The
Fugard looks back to 1952 and a year he spent on a cargo steamer when he was 20, working as a general dogsbody, zigzagging to what was then Ceylon.
Cell, The
unavailable for production
Coat, The
five performers on a bare stage invite a 'white' audience to witness them devise a play
Coming Home
Years ago, Veronica Jonkers departed for the big city in the brave New South Africa, set on making her dreams of fame and fortune come true. In COMING HOME, Veronica returns to Nieu Bethesda several years later to die of AIDS, but she is determined to first secure a future for her child, bright word-loving little Mannetjie. After a rocky beginning, Veronica's childhood playmate and school friend Alfred agrees to marry Veronica and take care of Mannetjie, but Mannetjie resents Alfred's intrusion into the close relationship he has with his mother. The ghost of old Buks Jonkers, Veronica's beloved grandfather, appears to Veronica and to Mannetjie, teaching them how to appreciate the miracle of life, how it is part of God's Plan and that one has to take the good with the bad and learn to survive. With his elders' guidance, Mannetjie will, in turn, learn that the harsh realities of life can be softened by hope and redemption.
thoughts regarding the position and responsibility of an intellectual in society relate to priorities, the setting is universal but South Africa is not far from the soul
Drummer, The
. The moral conflicts and emotional strug-gles of a young, inexperienced, homosexual soldier who goes AWOL to stop his white friend's marriage, only to discover he doesn't have the "soul" of his people
Exits and Entrances
the story of a relationship between a young man on the threshold of his career as a playwright and an aging actor who has reached the end of his career on the stage. The play is based directly on Fugards own early formative experiences in South African theatre and the affect that the legendary Afrikaans actor Andr
Friday's Bread On Monday
An impoverished essay on hunger in the townships". The search for food implies a search for dignity.
Hello And Goodbye
Siblings reunion evokes bitter childhood memories and feelings of despair.
Island, The
two political prisoners in the Robben Island maximum security prison perform lengthy backbreaking mimes
Klaas And The Devil
unavailable for production
Last Bus, The
unavailable for production
Lesson From Aloes, A
set specifically in 1963 a humane but na
Master Harold And The Boys
A young white student moves from childhood innocence to poisonous bigotry.
Mille Miglia
preparations for the great road race featuring the unique partnership between Moss and Jenkinson
My Children! My Africa!
portrays the debating of values of a humanist education in a context of radical political action
No-Good Friday
Period 1950's dealing with the gang protection racket in Johannesburg townships
a jazz honky-tonk bar in Johannesburg in the 1950s where the sheebeen-queen, now affluent, tries to live down her past as a Nongogo or prostitute
Occupation, The
a sherry-gang of white drop outs squat in a grand mansion
represents two sets of triangular relationships: Clytemnestra, Orestes and Electra; and the mother and daughter killed by the 60's bomber at Johannesburg station
People Are Living There
Jilted landlady organises party for lodgers to prove she can enjoy herself in old age.
Place With The Pigs, A
provoked by the true story of a 2 World War Soviet Army deserter, Pavel Navvrotsky, who spent forty one years hiding in his own pigsty
A metaphor set to the sad and sour music of apartheid as white man requires black man's help to start car
Ramzy Abul Majd
Adaptare după George Ibrahim.
Road To Mecca, The
Helen trăieşte singură. De 15 ani, de la moartea soţului său a trebuit să îşi înfrunte cea mai mare temere: întunericul nesfârşit care îi ocupa sufletul şi încerca să îl sufoce. A luptat împotriva lui şi l-a cucerit. A descoperit drumul spre lumină, ca un dar nesperat şi şi-a creat, cu propriile mâini, o Mecca personală. Statuile cărora le-a dat formă îi înţeleg neliniştea; statuile şi licărul lumânărilor... Dezaprobarea şi scepticismul micii comunităţi din Nieu-Bethesda a anilor `70, batrâneţea şi toate neajunsurile ei sunt, însă, alţi demoni care trebuie înfrânţi. Poate de aceea singurătatea şi boala au înnegurat-o de la o vreme, iar întunericul s-a întors, ca un oaspete nepoftit. Oare harul creaţiei a părăsit-o? Oare prietenia Elsei şi dragostea protectivă a pastorului Marius vor reuşi să alunge întunericul? Fiecare îi doreşte binele şi fiecare ţine profund la ea. Ce va alege Helen?
Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
Neil Bartlett's latest version by no means gives us the whole novel, it goes lickety-split for the essentials: the Manichean struggle between good and evil, the nightmarish melodrama, the work's inherent theatricality The Guardian
Sorrows And Rejoicings
The play explores the legacy of Apartheid on two women—one white, the other black—who on the surface seem to have little in common except for their love of one man, a white poet who is attached to the Karoo land of South Africa. The drama moves between past and present, reliving the poet's despondent years in exile and his eventual return to a new South Africa.
Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act
a love relationship set amidst the South African law of the day prohibiting mixed-race sex
Valley Song
A young girl seeks the courage to embrace the future of south Africa whilst her grandfather confronts the past
Set in the New South Africa (after the first free election in 1994), this play features two adolescents, Vicky and Freddie, from Pienaarsig, the township in Nieu Bethesda that separates the coloreds from the whites. When she was alive, Vicky's mother worked as a maid for Lionel and his wife. Now, Vicky and Freddie have come to rob Lionel's house. Lionel discovers them, and this leads to a night of dialogue in which Vicky and Freddie reveal the hardships of their lives in poverty, with neither education nor jobs. Freddie is aiming for a life of crime in Cape Town, where he plans to join a gang and sell drugs, bringing Vicky with him. His hatred for Lionel stems from his own powerlessness and the mistaken belief that Lionel sexually abused Vicky. Feeling betrayed, Lionel appeals to Vicky hoping to redeem himself and to offer her more help. He is shot by accident, however, and Freddie flees the scene while Vicky sings a gospel hymn and calls out for her mommie. A play of both hope and hopelessness, VICTORY reflects the violence and despair of many of the young in South Africa who have little prospect of a constructive future.

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Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard s-a nascut la data de 10 iunie 1932 in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, Africa de Sud.

Dramaturg, romancier, actor si regizor.
Scrie in limba enlgeza si este renumit pentru piesele sale cu subiect politic anti-apartheid.
Adaptarea pentru marele ecran a romanului sau "Tsotsi" a castigat Oscarul in 2005.

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