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Fugard, Athol

Works: 459 works in 1,591 publications in 21 languages and 38,118 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Epic films  War films  Gangster films  Melodrama  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Director, Contributor, Costume designer, Interviewee, Collector, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PR9369.3.F8, 822
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"Master Harold"-- and the boys by Athol Fugard( Book )

56 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Master Harold", or Harry, tries to prevent the release of his alcoholic father from the hospital. His contridictory emotions catalyze a confrontation with his black friends
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
A lesson from aloes : a play by Athol Fugard( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the reunion of two former political activists, Piet Bezuidenhout and Steve Daniels, on the eve of Steve's departure from South Africa to exile in England. Prodded by Piet's nervous wife, they confront each other and the events which led to their sudden falling out years ago
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution
The road to Mecca by Athol Fugard( Book )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home and garden in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from cement, glass, wire, and recycled materials like used beer cans and old headlights. As she seems to be increasingly unable to care for herself, Helen becomes the source of a struggle between the local pastor who wants to get Miss Helen into an old-age home, and Elsa, a young teacher who is determined that Miss Helen remain free
Tsotsi : a novel by Athol Fugard( Book )

80 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto, where survival is the primary objective, this novel traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader. Confronted with memories of his own painful childhood, this angry young man begins to rediscover his own humanity, dignity and capacity to love
Statements : Sizwe Bansi is dead ; The island by Athol Fugard( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sizwe Bansi Is Dead reveals the perversities of human identity in a country where a man is equal to his passbook. The Island celebrates the strength of man's connection to man, even within the dehumanizing confines of a prison cell on Robben Island. Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act depicts the shattering of two lives under the harsh glare of South Africa's miscegenation laws."--Publisher description
My children! My Africa! by Athol Fugard( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Generational conflict over the most effective means for ending apartheid in South Africa lead to an explosive confrontation between a gifted but impatient black township youth and his devoted but "old fashioned" black teacher ... The unexpected involvement of a young white woman who befriends and learns from both men strips away the political trappings to reveal the human trauma at the heart of South Africa's ... tragedy."--Publisher description
Valley song by Athol Fugard( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play which tells a gentle story of how the generations cope with the end of apartheid in South Africa. A young women wants to leave home to begin to lead her own life, but her grandfather takes this as an insult to his way of life and everything he has worked for
Boesman and Lena and other plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
Blood knot, and other plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers of Blood Knot-- one dark-skinned, one light-- betray their dreams of a better future with the impossible wish of passing for white. In Hello and Goodbye, a poor white brother and sister churn their once-promising past to comprehend their bleak present. Boesman and Lena, a black husband and wife, tramp homelessly through a severe and unforgiving landscape, discovering strength and recovering devotion through an encounter with a mysterious old African
Three Port Elizabeth plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

17 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sizwe Bansi is dead ; and, the island by Athol Fugard( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimetos and two early plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorrows and rejoicings by Athol Fugard( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the semi-desert Karoo region of southern Africa, two women meet: one white, the other black-- they seem to have little in common except for their love of one man, an exiled poet deeply connected to his homeland. But after the leukemia-stricken poet returns to his village to die, his passing leaves the women struggling to reconcile the secrets of the past, and their hopes for post-apartheid South Africa
The captain's tiger : a memoir for the stage by Athol Fugard( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the latest of his post-apartheid plays - The Captain's Tiger: A Memoir for the Stage - Athol Fugard sets out as a young seafarer and writer to begin The Great Novel - the exciting tales of his mother, a young Afrikaner, and her escape from small-town life. But what he discovers on his travels is that the secret to great writing comes from the desperate need to tell the truth, and in turn he finds his voice as an author."--Jacket
Exits and entrances by Athol Fugard( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exits and Entrances is 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 [author's] own early formative experiences in South African theatre and the affect that the legendary Afrikaans actor André Huguenet had on him in shaping his own vision of theatre
Tsotsi by Gavin Hood( Visual )

59 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la jacquette : Dans un bidonville de Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud, un jeune homme de 19 ans se fait appeler "Tsotsi" : "voyou", "gangster" dans le jardon des ghettos. Orphelin sans nom, sans passé, sans ambition, il vit au jour le jour à la fête d'un groupe de marginaux en proie à la violence et au chaos. Un soir, loin du bidonville, dans une banlieue aisée, Tsotsi sort son arme et agresse une femme avant de s'échapper au volant de sa voiture. Quelques instants plus tard, un bébé pleure sur la banquette arrière
The train driver and other plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Train Driver is classic Athol Fugard, and one of his most important plays. The playwright, known throughout the world as a chronicler of his native South Africa's apartheid past, directed its premiere at the newly opened Fugard Theater in one of Cape Town's most politically contentious areas. This seminal work was inspired by the true story of a mother who, with her three children, committed suicide on the train tracks in Cape Town. The two-person drama unfolds between the train's engineer and the grave digger who buries the ones without names. This edition also includes Coming Home, Fugard's first work addressing AIDS in South Africa, and Have You Seen Us? his first play set in America, about a South African transplanted to San Diego, where the playwright currently resides."--Publisher's description
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Athol Fugard dramaturg sud-africà

Athol Fugard dramaturge sud-africain

Athol Fugard dramaturgo sudafricano

Athol Fugard drammaturgo, scrittore e attore sudafricano

Athol Fugard sørafrikansk skodespelar

Athol Fugard sørafrikansk skuespiller

Athol Fugard südafrikanischer Schriftsteller

Athol Fugard sydafrikansk skådespelare

Athol Fugard sydafrikansk skuespiller

Athol Fugard Zuid-Afrikaans acteur

Fugard, Athol Harold Lannigan

Fugard, Athol Harold Lanningan

Fugard, Athol Harold Lanningan 1932-

Fugard, Atholl

Fugard, Harold Athol Lannigan

Fugard, Harold Athol Lannigan 1932-

Lanigan, Harold

Lanningan Fugard, Athol Harold

Lanningan Fugard, Athol Harold 1932-

Фугард, Атол

פוגארד, אתול

פוגארד, אתול מחזאי דרום אפריקאי

פוגרד, אתול 1932-

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GandhiA lesson from aloes : a playThe road to MeccaTsotsi : a novelStatements : Sizwe Bansi is dead ; The islandMy children! My Africa!Valley songBoesman and Lena and other plays