Additional Resources for A Lesson from Aloes by Athol Fugard

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Colleran, Jeanne, “Athol Fugard and the Problematics of the Liberal Critique,” in Modern Drama, Vol. 38, 1995, pp. 389-407.

Colleran examines Fugard's depiction of liberalism in South Africa, including an analysis of its failure as depicted in A Lesson from Aloes.

Fugard, Athol, Notebooks 1960-1977, Knopf, 1984.

In these notebooks, Athol records autobiographical information, including his experience with people who inspired A Lesson from Aloes.

Mshengu, “Political Theatre in South African and the Work of Athol Fugard,” in Theater Research International, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1982, pp. 160-79.

In this article, Mshengu argues that Fugard's whiteness and privileged class have caused him to ignore in his plays certain realities of Africans' experience in South Africa.

Von Staden, Heinrich, “An Interview with Athol Fugard,” in Theater, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1982, pp. 41-46.

In this interview, Fugard talks about his ambivalent feelings toward South Africa and how those feelings emerge in his plays.

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