Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1971. First edition. Fugard, a white South African, led the Serpent Players, black South Africans performing European works -- until "The Coat," a play that evolved from improvisations of the players telling their own story. "Based on an incident at one of the many political trials involving the Serpent Players, The Coat dramatized the choices facing a woman whose husband, convicted of anti-apartheid political activity, left her only a coat and instructions to use it." (Loren Kruger, Post-Imperial Brecht, 2004). Minor rubbing to tips otherwise near fine in stiff paperwraps. Scarce, especially in nice condition. BASED ON A POLITICAL TRIAL INCIDENT.