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The Island

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Published (first published January 1st 1973)

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Jennifer
Feb 06, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Very quick read, and equally enjoyable. I enjoyed Fugard's use of Antigone as an intertext, especially because, if I'm not mistaken, the prisoners on Robben Island actually did put on this play. Antigone's reminder that King Creon is just one individual--and a fallible one as well-- forces the characters and the reader to remember that the National Party, and its Apartheid policies, are equally as human. Creon, and his 20th century political descendents, views himself as metonymic with the state ...more
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3.5!
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Oct 06, 2014 Danielle (OneSmallPaw) rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Excellent play.
Jamie
Apr 22, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it
Powerful.
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Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard (b. June 11, 1932, Middelburg, South Africa), better known as Athol Fugard, is a South African playwright, actor, and director. His wife, Sheila Fugard, and their daughter, Lisa Fugard, are also writers.

Athol Fugard was born of an Irish Roman Catholic father and an Afrikaner mother. He considers himself an Afrikaner, but writes in English to reach a larger audience. Hi
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