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Port Elizabeth Plays

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The four plays in this edition of Athol Fugard's best work are set among the people and in the place he knows most intimately - Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he grew up. Each explores a close and tense family situation or relationship against the background of wider suffering and tensions, engaging our sympathies for South Africans of all races in their struggle to r ...more
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Published April 1st 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Roane Swindon
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this collection of plays by Athol Fugard. I am intensely aware of the racial situation in South Africa currently, though I was only born the year and month Fugard's Master Harold ... and the Boys was first shown in South Africa. The plays struck a real chord with me, because I really wish people could just get along!

My favourite play of the collection must be Master Harold, probably because it was such a personal story for Fugard. However, Blood Knot was also an interesting rend
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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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