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Township Plays

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The five plays collected here offer a unique insight into the role of theatre in a situation of oppression. They were produced in close collaboration with their original black amateur casts, drawing on their lives and everyday experiences in the townships. They range from the early apprentice work of the brash but vital Sophiatown plays, No-Good Friday and Nongogo, to the ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Oxford University Press
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Ronel Mick
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the way the scenes are set, i could see the plays come to life. Especially liked Nongogo and No good Friday as it brought the township alive.

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Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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'Sizwe Bansi is dead' is the most theatrical among these plays: creative use of light and set, minimal and complex narration, and the form (role-playing) reflecting the content (somebody taking over the 'role' of a deadman). The two earlier ones 'no-good friday' and 'nongogo' are more standard plays, but with a sharp social and political edge, and natural character development: you easily get involved with the story. There is also a Brechtian one: 'the coat', and a much stronger minimal prison-t ...more
Christine Muller
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sizwe Bansi is Dead is one of my favourite plays, for the amazing way it is put together but also the stark reality it brings to life of living in Apartheid South Africa. It is very sobering and humbling to see what others have had to struggle through and how some amazing theatre can come out of the darkness of our history.
Patience
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
It really defines what theater is about and the power it has. One gets to experience what it was like living in South Africa during the Apartheid era. It is a Good read....
Wonderkell
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Especially loved 'The Coat' & 'The Island'. And I love how these plays were developed & workshopped. That is a wonderful story in itself.
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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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