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One 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 director, Athol Fugard is one of the world's leading theatre artists, of whom The New Yorker has said, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize on Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize."
Also available by Athol Fugard:
The Road to Mecca
PB $11.95 0-930452-79-8 • USA
My Children! My Africa!
PB $10.95 1-55936-014-3 o USA
PB $10.95 0-930452-61-5 • USA
Blood Knot and Other Plays
PB $ 14.95 1-55936-020-8 • USA
PB $10.95 1-55936-119-0 • USA
This new play about life and art by renowned playwright Athol Fugard is based on his early friendship with actor Andrew Huegonit, considered the finest classical actor of their native South Africa. It is the story of one great artist’s exit from the stage and another’s beginning theater career.
Athol Fugard’s work includes Blood Knot, “Master Harold”…and the boys, and My Children! My Africa! He has been widely produced in South Africa and London, on Broadway and across the United States.