Athol Fugard

Playwright, "Master Harold"...and the boys

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Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard

(born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid. The recipient of many awards, honours, and honorary degrees, including the 2005 Order of Ikhamanga in Silver "for his excellent contribution and achievements in the theatre" from the government of South Africa, he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

"I think it is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," Fugard says. "And if ever there was a country oversupplied with desperation, it was South Africa in that time." --Excerpt from the NPR article on Athol Fugard
Master Harold and the Boys part 1