Athol Fugard

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Athol Fugard
BornHarold Athol Lannigan Fugard
(1932-06-11) 11 June 1932 (age 87)
Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa
OccupationPlaywright, novelist, actor, director, teacher
NationalitySouth African
CitizenshipSouth African and American
EducationUCT (dropped out)
Period1956–present
GenreDrama, novel, memoir
Notable works"Master Harold"...and the Boys
Blood Knot
SpouseSheila Fugard (m. 1956; div. 2015) Paula Fourie (m. 2016)
ChildrenLisa

Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard OIS (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director. He is best known for his political plays opposing the system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy Award-winning movie of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood.[1]

Fugard was a professor of playwriting, acting and directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego.[2] He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.[3]

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  1. Craig McLuckie (Okanagan College) (3 October 2003). "Athol Fugard (1932–)". The Literary Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 25 August 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. "Athol Fugard". University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Fellows". Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 4 October 2008.

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