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The Train Driver and Other Plays Athol Fugard

The Train Driver and Other Plays

Athol Fugard

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ISBN : 9781559363860
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240 pages
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For me [The Train Driver] is the biggest of them all. Everything I have written before has been a journey to this.—Athol FugardA dramatic, moving theater experience written for South Africa. . . . It will save us from hopelessness. See it.—SundayMoreFor me [The Train Driver] is the biggest of them all. Everything I have written before has been a journey to this.—Athol FugardA dramatic, moving theater experience written for South Africa. . . . It will save us from hopelessness. See it.—Sunday IndependentThe Train Driver is classic Athol Fugard, and one of his most important plays. The playwright, known throughout the world as a chronicler of his native South Africas apartheid past, directed its premiere at the newly opened Fugard Theater in one of Cape Towns 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 Town. The two-person drama unfolds between the trains engineer and the grave digger who buries the ones without names. This edition also includes Coming Home, Fugards first work addressing AIDS in South Africa, and Have You Seen Us? his first play set in America, about a South African transplanted to San Diego, where the playwright currently resides.Athol Fugards works includes Blood Knot, Master Harold. . .and the Boys, Boesman and Lena, Sizwe Banzi is Dead and My Children! My Africa! He has been widely produced in South Africa, London, on Broadway, and across the United States.