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Fugard, Athol

Works: 444 works in 1,540 publications in 21 languages and 37,137 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Epic films  Gangster films  War films  Melodrama  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Director, Contributor, Costume designer, Interviewee, 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 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,419 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 1,857 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 )

26 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 1,558 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 )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand
Tsotsi : a novel by Athol Fugard( Book )

77 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,404 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
The road to Mecca by Athol Fugard( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,382 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
Statements : Sizwe Bansi is dead ; The island by Athol Fugard( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sizwe Bansi is dead - The island - Statements after an arrest under the Immorality Act
My children! My Africa! by Athol Fugard( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 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 )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 772 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 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood knot, and other plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 589 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 578 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 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimetos and two early plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorrows and rejoicings by Athol Fugard( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 417 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 415 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 317 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 )

52 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man running with a criminal gang on the streets of Johannesburg, Tsotsi - a nickname meaning thug - is immersed in a world of violence that seems to leave him unaffected, until he discovers an infant in the backseat of a car he has stolen
The train driver and other plays by Athol Fugard( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 180 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
The shadow of the hummingbird by Athol Fugard( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary theatre artist Athol Fugard returns to the stage for the first time in fifteen years in this, his latest work. The Shadow of the Hummingbird tells the story of an ailing man in his eighties and the afternoon spent with his ten year-old grandson. In a charming meditation on the beauty and transience of the world around us, Fugard continues to mine the depths of the human spirit with profound empathy and heart. The text of the play includes an introductory Prelude by Paula Fourie with extracts from Fugard's unpublished notebooks
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Alternative Names
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 playTsotsi : a novelThe road to MeccaStatements : Sizwe Bansi is dead ; The islandMy children! My Africa!Valley songBoesman and Lena and other plays