Master Harold     and the Boys Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Master Harold and the Boys

  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN 10 : 0573640394

Master Harold and the Boys Excerpt :

A white South African teenager's relationships with his parents and, more particularly, with two of their Black servants--Willie and Sam--have a painful, tragic outcome

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call  Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call

  • Author : Anita Rau Badami
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307375292

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call Excerpt :

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of a fragmenting Punjab and moving between Canada and India, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? charts the interweaving stories of three Indian women–Bibi-ji, Leela and Nimmo–each in search of a resting place amid rapidly changing personal and political landscapes. Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? weaves together the personal and the political–and beautifully brings the reader into the reality of terrorism and religious intolerance.

Score: 4
From 5 Ratings


  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307475206


A compelling drama of South African apartheid and a universal coming-of-age story, from "the greatest active playwright in the English-speaking world" (Time). Originally produced in 1982, "Master Harold and the Boys" is now an acknowledged classic of the stage, whose themes of injustice, racism, friendship, and reconciliation traverse borders and time.

My Children  My Africa   TCG Edition  Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

My Children My Africa TCG Edition

  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559366915

My Children My Africa TCG Edition Excerpt :

The search for a means to an end to apartheid erupts into conflict between a black township youth and his "old-fashioned" black teacher.

Tsotsi Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings


  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 0802142680

Tsotsi Excerpt :

In the Johannesburg township of Soweto, a young, black gangster in South Africa, who leads a group of violent criminals, slowly discovers the meaning of compassion, dignity, and his own humanity. Reprint. A South African film, releasing February 2006 by Miramax) (General Fiction)

The Blood Knot Book

The Blood Knot

  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: South Africa
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0195707591

The Blood Knot Excerpt :

A play about two brothers who lose themselves in illusory hopes and dreams. Naive optimism and self-delusion finally give way to self-reflection and consciousness, and the brothers abandon their role-playing and embrace their brotherhood.

Sorrows and Rejoicings Book

Sorrows and Rejoicings

  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Exiles
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0573629919

Sorrows and Rejoicings Excerpt :

Two women meet in a small Karoo village after the funeral of David, the man they both loved. One is white and was his wife. The other is black and the mother of his child. David, who was driven into exile because of his political activism against apartheid, reappears in the searing memories of the women. During a hot afternoon of truth and reconciliation, treaties of love are painfully hammered out. The young confront the old, and what is hope for these individuals is hope for the new South Africa. 

The Township Plays Book

The Township Plays

  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1993-08-05
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0192829254

The Township Plays Excerpt :

'elegant reissue' -Plays International, Summer 2000'They are the wonderfully moving and amusing 'Sizwe Bansi is Dead',... 'The Coat' (previously unavailable), the urgently profound 'The Island'... Anyone interested in freedom or drama should buy this book.' Day by Day

Postcolonial Plays Book

Postcolonial Plays

  • Author : Helen Gilbert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136218248

Postcolonial Plays Excerpt :

This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre. This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, Southeast Asia, India, New Zealand and Australia. A general introduction outlines major themes in postcolonial plays. Introductions to individual plays include information on authors as well as overviews of cultural contexts, major ideas and performance history. Dramaturgical techniques in the plays draw on Western theatre as well as local performance traditions and include agit-prop dialogue, musical routines, storytelling, ritual incantation, epic narration, dance, multimedia presentation and puppetry. The plays dramatize diverse issues, such as: *globalization * political corruption * race and class relations *slavery *gender and sexuality *media representation *nationalism

The Captain s Tiger Book

The Captain s Tiger

  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 0573626472

The Captain s Tiger Excerpt :

Genre: Drama Characters: 2 males, 1 female Scenery: Bare Stage On board the SS Graigaur a young sailor begins to pen his first novel. Assisted by his muse, a portrait of his mother comes to life, and supported by his friend, an illiterate ship's mechanic, he struggles to balance romance and reality. This most personal of Athol Fugard's works is strictly autobiographical; at twenty he abandoned his university education, hitch hiked up Africa and ended up on a tramp steamer in Port Sudan. This play refl ects his attempts to come to terms with the conflicting emotions evoked by memories of his courageous mother and flawed father. "Charming... Admire The Captain's Tiger and the lovely way in which it is told." - The New York Daily News

The Book of Broadway Book

The Book of Broadway

  • Author : Eric Grode
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760357347

The Book of Broadway Excerpt :

Whether you're coming to Broadway fresh faced or are an old hand, you'll enjoy these 150+ profiles of the great musicals to hit the stage--including Hamilton!

Understanding Leadership Book

Understanding Leadership

  • Author : Robert M McManus
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317915942

Understanding Leadership Excerpt :

Lao Tzu, Marx, the Buddha, Ibsen, Machiavelli — these are just a few of the world’s great thinkers who have weighed in on the subject of leadership over the centuries. Yet, the contemporary student of leadership often overlooks many of these names in favour of more recent theorists hailing from the social sciences. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective takes a different angle, employing the works of the great philosophers, authors and artists found in world civilization and presenting an arts and humanities perspective on the study of leadership. The authors build their conceptual framework using The Five Components of Leadership Model, which recognizes the leader, the followers, the goal, the environmental context, and the cultural values and norms that make up the leadership process. Supporting the text are a wealth of case studies which reflect on works such as Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People, Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times, Athol Fugard’s play "Master Harold" . . . and the Boys, Lao Tzu’s poetic work Tao Te Ching, and Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony. The authors also introduce studies from various world cultures to particularly illustrate the role cultural values and norms play in leadership. This illuminating framework promotes the multidimensional thinking that is necessary for understanding and problem solving in a complex world. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective will be a valuable textbook for both undergraduate and postgraduate leadership students, while leadership professionals will also appreciate the book’s unique liberal arts and cultural approach.

Hello and Goodbye Book

Hello and Goodbye

  • Author : Athol Fugard
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Brothers and sisters
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 057361010X

Hello and Goodbye Excerpt :

A Study Guide for Athol Fugard s  Master Harold    and the Boys   Master    Book

A Study Guide for Athol Fugard s Master Harold and the Boys Master

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2023-01-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410352293

A Study Guide for Athol Fugard s Master Harold and the Boys Master Excerpt :

A Study Guide for Athol Fugard's "Master Harold" ? and the Boys ("Master?)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.