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Athol

[ath-awl, -uhl]
Athol, town (1990 pop. 11,451), Worcester co., N Mass.; inc. 1762. Athol manufactures furniture, toys, lumber, textiles, and precision tools. The area was settled in 1735.
Fugard, Athol (Athol Harold Lanigan Fugard), 1932-, South African playwright, actor, and director. In 1965 he became director of the Serpent Players in Port Elizabeth; in 1972 he was a founder of Cape Town's Space Experimental Theatre. One of the first white playwrights to collaborate with black actors and workers, Fugard writes of the frustrations of life in contemporary South Africa and of overcoming the psychological barriers created by apartheid. Some of his works, such as Blood Knot (1960), the first in his family trilogy, were initially banned in South Africa. Widely acclaimed, his plays include Boesman and Lena (1969), Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (1972), A Lesson from Aloes (1978), the semiautobiographical work Master Harold … and the Boys (1982), The Road to Mecca (1985), and Playland (1993). In his first two postapartheid plays, Valley Song (1995) and The Captain's Tiger (1998), Fugard addresses rather personal concerns, but in Sorrows and Rejoicings (2001) he focuses on the complex racial dynamics of South Africa's new era. In Victory (2007), Fugard uses his experience as a burglary victim to dramatize a bleak contemporary South Africa, where theft and violence thrive. Fugard has also written one novel, Tsotsi (1980).

See also his Notebooks 1960-1977 (1983) and Cousins: A Memoir (1998).

(born June 11, 1932, Middleburg, S.Af.) South African playwright, director, and actor. He wrote two plays before The Blood Knot (1963), a penetrating analysis of apartheid, established his international reputation. He resumed the theme in Hello and Goodbye (1965) and Boesman and Lena (1969). He experimented with an imagist approach to drama in Orestes (1978) and three other works, then returned to more traditionally structured plays. His “Master Harold”elipsisand the Boys (1982) and The Road to Mecca (1985) were acclaimed in London and New York City. Subsequent plays include Playland (1992), The Captain's Tiger (1997), and Sorrows and Rejoicings (2002). Fugard acted in the films Marigolds in August (1980) and The Killing Fields (1984).

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(born June 11, 1932, Middleburg, S.Af.) South African playwright, director, and actor. He wrote two plays before The Blood Knot (1963), a penetrating analysis of apartheid, established his international reputation. He resumed the theme in Hello and Goodbye (1965) and Boesman and Lena (1969). He experimented with an imagist approach to drama in Orestes (1978) and three other works, then returned to more traditionally structured plays. His “Master Harold”elipsisand the Boys (1982) and The Road to Mecca (1985) were acclaimed in London and New York City. Subsequent plays include Playland (1992), The Captain's Tiger (1997), and Sorrows and Rejoicings (2002). Fugard acted in the films Marigolds in August (1980) and The Killing Fields (1984).

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Athol is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The population was 676 at the 2000 census. It is notable for the nearby Silverwood theme park. Several miles east of town is Farragut State Park at the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille. The U.S. Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment in nearby Bayview conducts research with large-scale submarine models in the deepwater lake.

Geography

Athol is located at (47.946024, -116.707349).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 676 people, 255 households, and 186 families residing in the city. The population density was 857.9 people per square mile (330.4/km²). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 364.2/sq mi (140.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.41% White, 2.37% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 255 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,595, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,632. About 11.0% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

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