Train Driver and Other Plays
List Price: $17.95
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
"For me [The Train Driver] is the biggest of them all. Everything I have written before has been a journey to this."—Athol Fugard"A dramatic, moving theater experience written for South Africa. . . . It will save us from hopelessness. See it."—Sunday IndependentThe Train Driveris classic Athol Fugard, and one of his most important plays. The playwright, known throughout the world as a chronicler of his native South Africa's apartheid past, directed its premiere at the newly opened Fugard Theater in one of Cape Town's most politically contentious areas. This seminal work was inspired by the true story of a mother who, with her three children, committed suicide on the train tracks in Cape More...
Born in Cape Town and educated at Port Elizabeth Technical College and Cape Town University, Athol Fugard is the leading white South African playwright. After finishing his education, Fugard worked as a seaman and journalist before becoming an actor, director, and playwright. His commitment to the antiapartheid struggle through his plays and other dramatic productions is as long as it is effective in portraying the traumas of racial tensions in the lives of both white and black South Africans. The setting of his plays is contemporary South Africa, but the bleakness and frustrations of life they present, especially for those on the fringes of society, raise the plays to the level of More...
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