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The Road to Mecca

Athol Fugard

In The Road to Mecca, by Athol Fugard, a South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571136919
Date Published
18.03.1985
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Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

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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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…

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