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A View from st Street. But, much as I admire Fugard’s integrity, I wish his play told us more about South Africa’s real victims. Order by newest oldest recommendations. He then enrolled in the University of Cape Town but dropped out. Irene marked it as to-read Dec 29, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jorge rated it really liked it Aug 13,

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A thol Fugard describes his new play as, for himself, the most important he has ever written.

The Train Driver – Market Theatre

Inthe restrictions against Fugard were eased, allowing him to travel to England in order to direct Boesman and Lena. Refresh and try again.

Marna added it May 18, Prayer For My Enemy. Fugard shows that potent, engaged theater is not yet six feet under! Ben Cowen marked it as to-read Feb 04, Boafo Philip marked it as to-read Aug 16, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Fugard used feedback from the audience to improve the plays — expanding the parts that worked and deleting the ones that did not.

Mark Teh rated it liked it Aug 10, Athol Fugard is an internationally acclaimed South African playwright whose best-known work deals with the political and social upheaval of the apartheid system in South Africa.


James Van marked it as to-read Jun 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Owen Sejake has such a massive presence as the kindly but ineffectual Simon that he compels interest in the fhe and implies an unexplored hinterland. Gordon marked it as to-read Oct 20, The plays at this time were political and mirrored the frustrations in the lives of the audience.

So he goes to a desolate squatter camp, where the nameless dead are buried, to seek the grave of the woman who threw herself on to the tracks. Thanks for telling us about trainn problem.

The Train Driver – review

Show 25 25 50 All. Sets and props were improvised from whatever was available which helps to explain the minimalist sets that productions of these plays utilise. Path Created with Sketch.

Fugard showed he was against injustice on both sides of the fence with his play My Children! Additional Info Roelf, a train driver, has spent weeks searching for the identities of a mother and child he unintentionally killed with his train.

But what is startling is Roelf’s lack of curiosity about Simon, whose spartan existence he witnesses. Emily Zart rated it really liked it Sep 22, Trueman added it Oct 08, To ask other readers questions about The Train Driverplease sign up. Tyler Crumrine added it Apr 29, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sean Taylor is also excellent as the anguished Roelf and gradually enlists our sympathy for a man whose self-absorption grows into an acceptance of our common mortality. Working in the atbol environment and seeing how the Africans suffered fygard the pass laws provided Fugard with a firsthand insight into the injustice and cugard of apartheid.


After Blood Knot, was produced in England, his passport was withdrawn for four years. This may be Fugard’s own form of self-indictment, but it unbalances the play by putting more stress on Afrikaaner fuyard than on the reality of black poverty. The Train Driver by Athol Fugard. Justin marked it as to-read Apr 08, Jorge rated it really liked it Aug 13,