Legendary South African playwright Athol Fugard interviewed
in International, Playwrights, South African Theatre
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.