Athol Fugard always seems to be writing two plays at once. Each Fugard play is an allegory—political, moral, aesthetic—that at the same time sits embedded rigorously in naturalism. Like walking in two directions at once, the procedure isn't easy: It gives every new work the dangerous possibility of falling flat on its face. The most remarkable aspect of Fugard's long career is how often and how effectively he has managed to stand his ground in this... More >>>