"Master Harold...and the Boys" to appear in Iran
Publish Date : Wednesday 13 April 2011 - 15:50
"Master Harold...and the Boys" a play by Athol Fugard has been rendered into Persian by Davoud Zinlou and will be released soon. The book will be presented at the 24th Tehran International Book Fair.
According to Zinlou, the play occurs in the US and is about the relationship of two black waiters with their white master.
He added:" Like the other plays of Fugard, "Master Harold...and the Boys" is about debauchery and injustice. The work has received its publication license and will be released soon by Afraz. It will be presented at the 24th Tehran International Book Fair, which is slated for 4-14 May.
Athol Fugard (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in English, best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy-Award winning film of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood.
He is an adjunct professor of playwriting, acting, and directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego.
The recipient of many awards, honors, and honorary degrees, including the 2005 Order of Ikhamanga in Silver "for his excellent contribution and achievements in the theatre" from the government of South Africa, he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Several Iranian directors including Roknuddin Khosravi, Hussein Mokhtari, Sirous Hemmati, Bahram Sadegi Mazidi, Iman Afsharian, Ali Bourian and Saeedeh Ajorandian have staged his works in Iran.