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The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca

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ISBN
9780571136919
Published
18/03/1985
9780571136919
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
80

About the Book

A South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow.

The play won the 1988 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

A South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow.The play won the 1988 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.
  • Athol Fugard

    Athol Fugard was born in Middelburg, South Africa in 1932 and grew up in Port Elizabeth, the setting for many of his plays. After spending two years at the University of Cape Town and working as a deck hand, Fugard took up acting and then started to write his own plays. He moved to Johannesburg in 1958, where he set up a multi-racial theatre, for which he wrote, directed and acted. His plays and attacks on apartheid have brought him into conflict with the South African government, and in 1962 he supported an international boycott against the practice of segregation of theatre audiences.Athol Fugard still lives in Port Elizabeth, and also has a home in New York. Many of his plays are published by Faber in its Contemporary Classics series.

“South Africa's conscience, Athol Fugard, proved his compassion is universal in this Ibsenesque conflict between a fiercely independent artist and a society justly yearning for order.”
- Time magazine

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