The captain's tiger : a memoir for the stage

by Fugard, Athol.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR9369.3.F8 C36 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR9369.3.F8 C36 1999

Subtitled a "Memoir for the Stage," the play is told both from the point of view of the twenty-year-old author who was the captain's tiger--a glorified personal servant to the ship's captain--and the author as his current-day self. This is a fascinating voyage, a writer's pilgrimage, a whole painful process we are privy to. We witness his coming of age through author monologues, recreations of onboard conversations, letters written to his mother, imagined discourse and dreams. Fugard has created a personal dramatic structure moving from present to past, from reality to reverie. One of the author's most imaginative works, Fugard has created a world with imagery that is visual, visceral and poetic.

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Subjects Dramatists, South African -- 20th century -- Drama.
Voyages around the world -- Drama.
Young men -- Travel -- Drama.
Seafaring life -- Drama.
Ocean travel -- Drama.
Red Sea Region -- Drama.
Publisher New York :Theatre Communications Group,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 64 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 1559361646 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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