Legendary South African playwright Athol Fugard interviewed

26th October 2010

 

INTERVIEW: ATHOL FUGARD

Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest play, The Train Driver, at Hampstead Theatre, South Africa’s leading playwright, now 78, a key figure in the artistic struggle against Apartheid, talks to Dominic Cavendish about the play, his career and his feelings of disillusion about the state of his country today. Recorded at the Hampstead Theatre.

I’m not afraid or ashamed of the word entertainment – it’s got to be that, that’s the bottom line. Anything you want to do in addition to entertainment comes on top of that.

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