Ted Hughes: The Tiger's Bones (cover)

Ted Hughes: The Tiger's Bones

The Coming of the Kings and Other Plays.

Author: Hughes, Ted

Published by Faber & Faber, 1970
US ed: Viking, 1974, as The Tiger's Bones

Illustrators: Alan E. Cober (US edition)

This is a collection of plays for children, originally conceived for radio. The American edition contains the additional play "Orpheus".

The 2001 edition Collected Plays for Children does also include "Orpheus" plus the uncollected "The Pig Organ".

See also "Alcestis", an essay by Keith Sagar, available on this site.

Contents:

  • The Coming of the Kings
  • The Tiger's Bones
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Sean, the Fool, the Devil and the Cats
  • Orpheus [Only included in US edition The Tiger's Bones]