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Victory - Full Length Play


Athol Fugard

Full Length Play

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822223146

Set in the New South Africa (after the first free election in 1994), t…

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"…although the tragedy lies sadly and absurdly in pieces when the lights go down, there still flickers some hope in the last candle and silly song that Vicky intones. The play's title, from Vicky's name given to her by her mother in 1994 when Mandela's freedom optimistically suggested conquest of their pathetic circumstance rather than suggesting irony, may hint at the battle for victory of forgiveness still ahead. The intensity and tight time frame of Fugard's drama drive the urgency." —Sunday Independent (South Africa). "…taut drama—a small, straightforward post-Apartheid one-act…What distinguishes VICTORY isn't the novelty of its engaging plot, but the all-encompassing humanity with which it is observed. It's a piece, in other words, for actors to bring to three-dimensional life…its searching moral complexity is utterly gripping." —LA Times. "VICTORY is a solid story transcending our still active obsession with skin colour. It's also more than a cautionary tale warning us of the dangers of clinging to perverted relationships. It's a story of the raw pain we cause to people we love." —Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). "VICTORY dramatizes the plight of the dispossessed, the responsibilities of the privileged—and the humanity of both." —Times (London).


2m, 1f

Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard is an internationally acclaimed South African playwright whose best-known work deals with the political and social upheaval of the apartheid system in South Africa. He was educated at the University of Cape Town. His plays include The Captain's Tiger, Valley Song, My Children! My Africa, A Lesson from Aloes, The Island, and the award-winning Sizwe Banzi is Dead. Mr. Fugard has ... view full profile

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