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A Scene from Athol Fugard's The Island (2012)

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2012 CE
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Inspired by a true story, Athol Fugard’s apartheid-era play is set in an unnamed prison resembling Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela languished for 27 years.   The play’s two main characters spend their days engaging in hard labor and their nights preparing to perform Antigone before the entire prison population.