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Tsotsi
Athol Fugard
0802142680
March 2006
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Book Description
Athol Fugard is renowned for his relentless explorations of personal and political survival in apartheid South Africa — which include his now classic plays Master Harold and the Boys and The Blood Knot. Fugard has written a single novel, Tsotsi, which director Gavin Hood has made into a feature film that is South Africa's official entry for the 2006 Academy Awards. Set amid the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto, where survival is the primary objective, Tsotsi traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader.

When we meet Tsotsi, he is a man without a name (tsotsi is Afrikaans for "hoodlum") who has repressed his past and now exists only to stage and execute vicious crimes. When he inadvertently kidnaps a baby, Tsotsi is confronted with memories of his own painful childhood, and this...


Master Harold...and the Boys
Athol Fugard
0140481877
November 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Part of The Wadsworth Casebooks for Reading, Research, and Writing Series, this new title provides all the materials a student needs to complete a literary research assignment in one convenient location.

About the Author
Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell are nationally well-known authors. With bestsellers in nearly every English market, they have the deepest publishing record of any handbook authors and they have successfully published texts for all parts of the curriculum?from Developmental English to Literature. Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell are nationally well-known authors. With bestsellers in nearly every English market, they have the deepest publishing record of any handbook authors and they have successfully published texts for all parts of the...


The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard
Albert Wertheim
0253215048
February 2002
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Book Description
One of the most brilliant, powerful, and theatrically astute of modern dramatists is South African playwright Athol Fugard ("MASTER HAROLD" ... and the boys). The energy and poignancy of Fugard's work have their origins in the institutionalized racism of his native South Africa, and more recently in the issues facing a new South Africa after apartheid. Here, Albert Wertheim analyzes the form and content of Fugard's dramas, showing that they are more than simply a dramatic chronicle of South African life and racial problems.

About the Author
Albert Wertheim is Professor of English and of Theatre and Drama at Indiana University. He has published widely on modern and classic British and American drama and on post-colonial eriting; directed several NEH seminars on politics...


The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard
Albert Wertheim
0253338239
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the most brilliant, powerful, and theatrically astute of modern dramatists is South African playwright Athol Fugard ("MASTER HAROLD" ... and the boys). The energy and poignancy of Fugard's work have their origins in the institutionalized racism of his native South Africa, and more recently in the issues facing a new South Africa after apartheid. Here, Albert Wertheim analyzes the form and content of Fugard's dramas, showing that they are more than simply a dramatic chronicle of South African life and racial problems.

About the Author
Albert Wertheim is Professor of English and of Theatre and Drama at Indiana University. He has published widely on modern and classic British and American drama and on post-colonial eriting; directed several NEH seminars on politics...


The Wadsworth Casebook Series for Reading, Research and Writing: Master Harold
Athol Fugard
015505483X
March 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Part of The Wadsworth Casebooks for Reading, Research, and Writing Series, this new title provides all the materials a student needs to complete a literary research assignment in one convenient location.

About the Author
Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell are nationally well-known authors. With bestsellers in nearly every English market, they have the deepest publishing record of any handbook authors and they have successfully published texts for all parts of the curriculum?from Developmental English to Literature. Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell are nationally well-known authors. With bestsellers in nearly every English market, they have the deepest publishing record of any handbook authors and they have successfully published texts for all parts of the...


Road to Mecca
Athol Fugard
0930452798
September 1990
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The Road to Mecca, by the celebrated South African dramatist Athol Fugard, depicts the struggle of eccentric, reclusive Miss Helen (Julie Harris), whose friend, Elsa (Amy Irving), tries to goad her out of her depression while her pastor (Harris Yulin) attempts to admit her to a nursing home. This idea-rich play probes the concerns of old and young, liberal and conservative, and the secular and religious. The performances are all memorable; Julie Harris movingly brings out the lovable frailty of Miss Helen, and Amy Irving captures both the angry and the caring sides of Elsa. Director Steve Albrezzi's occasional use of subtle background music highlights the play's lyrical moments. G.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Exits And Entrances
Athol Fugard
0822220415
Dec 2005
Paperback
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The Moral of the Story: Learning from Literature About Human and Divine Love
Paul J. Wadell
0824519809
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A collection of reflections on the place where religion and literature meet. Designed for classroom use and written for general readers.


Statements
Athol Fugard
0930452615
Aug 1988
Paperback
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About the Author
The New Yorker has said of Athol Fugard, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize." His major works for the stage include: Blood Knot; "Master Harold"...and the boys; My Children! My Africa!; A Lesson from Aloes; The Road to Mecca; Valley Song; and The Captain's Tiger.


The Captain's Tiger: A Memoir for the Stage
Athol Fugard
1559361646
April 1999
Paperback
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About the Author
The New Yorker has said of Athol Fugard, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize." His major works for the stage include: Blood Knot; "Master Harold"...and the boys; My Children! My Africa!; A Lesson from Aloes; The Road to Mecca; Valley Song; and The Captain's Tiger.


A Lesson from Aloes
Athol Fugard
1559360011
Oct 1989
Paperback
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About the Author
The New Yorker has said of Athol Fugard, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize." His major works for the stage include: Blood Knot; "Master Harold"...and the boys; My Children! My Africa!; A Lesson from Aloes; The Road to Mecca; Valley Song; and The Captain's Tiger.


Cousins: A Memoir
Athol Fugard
1559361328
April 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
In this poignant memoir, noted South African playwright Athol Fugard pays tribute to two relatives who inspired him to write. His slightly older cousin Johnnie played the piano while Athol improvised accompanying words for performance pieces they called "musical stories." When his troubled cousin Garth Fugard confesses his homosexuality, Athol, realizing that he had already guessed this, had his "first experience of that most essential of all writers' faculties--intuition." The book also contains intriguing explications of the autobiographical elements in works from Blood Knot to Master Harold ... and the Boys.

From Library Journal
This memoir by South African playwright Fugard (e.g., Master Harold & the Boys) tells of his childhood relationships...


Sorrows and Rejoicings, Vol. 1
Athol Fugard
1559362081
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
"If there is a more urgent and indispensible playwright in world theatre than South Africa's Athol Fugard, I don't know who it could be."-Jack Kroll, NewsweekOne of the true contemporary masters of the stage, South African playwright Athol Fugard has written one of his most stunning works. Sorrows and Rejoicings 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. With lyrical grace, Fugard once again demonstrates the human struggle to transcend the treacherous injustices of history.South African playwright, actor and...


Notebooks
Athol Fugard
1559360127
Sept 1990
Paperback
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About the Author
The New Yorker has said of Athol Fugard, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize." His major works for the stage include: Blood Knot; "Master Harold"...and the boys; My Children! My Africa!; A Lesson from Aloes; The Road to Mecca; Valley Song; and The Captain's Tiger.

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