The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek (Paperback)

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The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek (Paperback)


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Aging farm laborer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner's wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare.
Athol Fugard was born on June 11, 1932, in Middelburg, Great Karoo, Cape Province, South Africa. He has written close to fifty plays, as well as four books and several screenplays. His plays include Blood Knot (1961); Boseman and Lena (1969); "Master Harold..".and the boys (1982); The Road to Mecca (1984) and My Children! My Africa! (1989). Many of his works were turned into films: Tsotsi, based on his 1980 novel, won the 2005 Academy Award for best foreign language film. His work spans the period of apartheid in South Africa (imposed in 1948), through the first democratic elections (April 27, 1994), when Nelson Mandela became president, and into the aftermath of the present day. South Africa's best-known playwright, and one of the most performed playwrights in the world, at eighty, Fugard continues to direct and to write plays.
Product Details ISBN: 9780573704734
ISBN-10: 0573704732
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 48
Language: English
"...placing that powerful symbol of a man’s human dignity in a modern-day context." - Variety

"...tender, ruminative..." The New York Times

"The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek is an intimate theatrical gem." Hollywood Reporter

"... Fugard, once again, stamps indelible human faces on faraway reports of the world's news." Newsday