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Arena: Athol Fugard: A Lesson from Aloes


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Aloe: a genus of plant indigenous to South Africa, noted for its ability to survive under the most adverse conditions.
Athol Fugard is the author of such celebrated plays as The Blood Knot, The Island, and Sizwe Bansi is Dead.
He is known throughout the world for his opposition to Apartheid, and, more importantly, for his determination to express these views through the theatre and within South Africa.
Last month his latest play, A Lesson from Aloes, opened in Johannesburg. It was both written and directed by Fugard and Arena was there from the first day of rehearsals until the opening night. The film offers a unique insight into the evolution of a play and the remarkable tenacity of its author.


Subject: Athol Fugard
Film Cameraman: Paul Bellinger
Film Editor: Charles Chabot
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Ross Devenish

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Arena: Athol Fugard: A Lesson from Aloes

BBC Two England, 29 January 1979 22.20

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