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Athol Fugard on his 'most important play ever'

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Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Athol Fugard has emerged from retirement for a new play which is being put on at a new theatre which has been named after him.

The 77-year-old has said that the production would be his "most important play ever".

It comes at the end of a week in which South Africa has been marking 20 years since Nelson Mandela was released from jail.

Karen Allen reports.

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