Tiger at the Gates

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Tiger at the Gates is a play in two acts by French novelist and playwright Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944) [1]. Translated by Christopher Fry. Published by Samuel French, 1956.

The Trojan War Will Not Take Place (French title: La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu) is a play written in 1935 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux. In 1955 it was translated into English by Christopher Fry with the title Tiger at the Gates. The play has two acts and follows the convention of the classical unities.

Within the framework of the Iliadic myth of the Trojan War, Giraudoux criticizes diplomacy and the behaviour of the national leaders and intellectuals who brought about World War I and the lead-up to World War II.

Performance history in South Africa

1955: Directed by Leonard Schach at the Little Theatre for the Little Theatre Players, December 1955. Decor by Cecil Pym, costumes by Mavis Taylor. In the cast: Neville Dubow, Dorothy Fairlie, Dorothy Felbert, Louis Franks, Hansell Hewitt, Icky Kurgan, Gretel Mills, H.L. Stern, Rosalie van der Gucht, Harry Victor.

Presented by the University Players. Date and venue unknown.

Translations and adaptations


Wikipedia [2]

Inskip, 1977. p 119

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