Tiger at the Gates Author:Jean Giraudoux, Christopher Fry (Translator) 15 m, 7 f — 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, becaus... more »e 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.
Tiger at the Gates was originally presented by Robert L. Joseph, Henry M. Margolis, and the Playwrights Company at the Plymouth Theatre in New York on October 3rd, 1955. « less