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Athol Fugard on receiving Tony lifetime award

14 June 2011 Last updated at 22:41 BST

South African playwright Athol Fugard has received a lifetime achievement honour at this year's prestigious Tony awards.

The 78-year-old, whose works include 1982's Master Harold... and the Boys, will be recognised at this year's ceremony in New York.

He told the BBC just what the award meant to him.