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Master Harold... And the Boys Lesson Plan

About the Author

Athol Fugard is a prominent playwright, novelist, director, and actor whose work is mostly based on and around the South African apartheid. He has won multiple awards and has received numerous honorary degrees.

Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard was born June 11th, 1932 in Middleburg, Cape Province, South Africa. His father was Polish/Irish and his mother was an Afrikaner. Because Fugard's father was disabled, his mother ran the family businesses: The Jubilee Residential Hotel and the St. George’s Park Tea Room. Fugard and his father had a tense relationship, which is why the writer decided to go by Athol (his grandfather's name) instead of Harold, his father's name.

Fugard attended the...

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