Tiger at the Gates

Tiger at the Gates

by: Jean Giraudoux, Christopher Fry

by: Jean Giraudoux, Christopher Fry

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Tiger at the Gates

Tiger at the Gates

by: Jean Giraudoux, Christopher Fry

by: Jean Giraudoux, Christopher Fry

Overview

On the platform stage, bare but for a pair of immense gates, stalks the inevitable tiger of war. Hector returns from battle as a peacemaker and convinces Ulysses and the populace of the insanity of war. Together they agree that the Trojan War shall not take place. But the poets need a war for their elegies and dirges; the king, because it is custom; the lawyer, because of his honor; and others, for various mean reasons. And so, in spite of all logic, the war erupts.

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Keywords

Politics, War

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry

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