The Shadow of the Hummingbird (Paperback)

The Shadow of the Hummingbird By Athol Fugard, Paula Fourie Cover Image

The Shadow of the Hummingbird (Paperback)


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Full Length Play
Dramatic Comedy

1 male, 1 boy

When Oupa is visited by his ten-year-old grandson (who is playing hooky from school) the two spend a memorable afternoon together. The boy reminds the old man of his lost sense of wonder, while the child is given a bit of hard-earned wisdom. In a charming meditation on the beauty and transience of the world around us, Fugard continues to mine the depths of the human spirit with profound empathy and heart.

Includes extracts from Athol Fugard's unpublished notebooks.

Product Details ISBN: 9780573704703
ISBN-10: 0573704708
Publisher: Concord Theatricals
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English
"To lose yourself in the imagined universe of a play is perhaps one way of retaining a sliver of the innocence Mr. Fugard’s Oupa so cherishes." - The New York Times

"Fugard's metaphors...are unforgettable." - BroadwayWorld

"[The Shadow of the Hummingbird] wants to pass on the experience and wisdom of an elderly man. It wants to show how important it is to respect and retain the wonderment and curiosity and openness of childhood. And it wants to entertain. . . admirable goals which, in the hands of a master, Athol Fugard . . . are easily met." - New Haven Independant

"The Shadow of the Hummingbird soars." - New Haven Register