The Captain's Tiger

The Captain's Tiger

by Athol Fugard
     
 

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Genre: Drama

Characters: 2 males, 1 female

Scenery: Bare Stage

On board the SS Graigaur a young sailor begins to pen his first novel.
Assisted by his muse, a portrait of his mother comes to life, and supported by his friend, an illiterate ship's mechanic, he struggles to balance romance and reality. This most personal of Athol Fugard's works is

Overview

Genre: Drama

Characters: 2 males, 1 female

Scenery: Bare Stage

On board the SS Graigaur a young sailor begins to pen his first novel.
Assisted by his muse, a portrait of his mother comes to life, and supported by his friend, an illiterate ship's mechanic, he struggles to balance romance and reality. This most personal of Athol Fugard's works is strictly autobiographical; at twenty he abandoned his university education, hitch hiked up Africa and ended up on a tramp steamer in
Port Sudan. This play refl ects his attempts to come to terms with the conflicting emotions evoked by memories of his courageous mother and flawed father.

"Charming... Admire The Captain's Tiger and the lovely way in which it is told."
- The New York Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573626470
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)

Meet the Author


The New Yorker has said of Athol Fugard, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize." His major works for the stage include: Blood Knot; "Master Harold"...and the boys; My Children! My Africa!; A Lesson from Aloes; The Road to Mecca; Valley Song; and The Captain's Tiger.

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