The Captain’s Tiger

  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Dimensions and Pages: 190mm x 125mm, 88pp
  • EAN: 9781868143245
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Our greatest playwright – and The Captain’s Tiger leaves you in no doubt that Fugard still deserves that accolade – has now allowed himself the luxury of opening his autobiographical treasure chest –  Paul Bookkooi, Beeld


On  board the SS Graigaur a young sailor begins to pen his first novel. Assisted by his muse – a portrait of his mother come to life – and supported by his friend – an illiterate ship’s mechanic – he struggles to balance romance and reality. The most personal of Athol Fugard’s plays reflects the playwright’s attempt to come to terms with the conflicting emotions evoked by memories of his courageous mother and flawed father.

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