A rare filmed recording of excerpts from the original New York production of Athol Fugard's first important play. With the original cast of that production: James Earl Jones and J.D. Cannon. South African playwright, director and actor Fugard (b. 1932) has been writing for several decades about the lives of blacks and poor whites in South Africa.
His work is characterized by an empathy for the dispossessed; yet through the stories of such people -- and often with humor -- emerges a vision of the nobility of man. Fugard's works include "Blood Knot" -- the first play performed in South Africa with an interracial cast -- "Hello and Goodbye", "Boesman and Lena", "Sizwe Banzi Is Dead" , "The Island", and "Master Harold...and the Boys". Black and White