|Frederick L. Saur was born June 1, 1926 of a German father and an English-Scottish mother in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, the elder of two sons. Drafted into the army after a half year of college (music), he married a U.S. Army nurse, Muriel (Peg) Clapper. Upon discharge his wife and he both obtained college degrees, and he taught Speech, English and drama at Ashland College (now Ashland University, Ohio) for four years. He then taught high school English four years for the Panama Canal Company in the Republic of Panama. He also taught English for the Florida State University Extension, Police Report Writing for the Canal Zone Police Division, and Methods of Teaching English for Baldwin Wallace College. The remainder of his teaching career was spent at Lakewood High School, where he was English Department Chairman for four years and Senior English Group Leader for ten years. He was a John Hay Fellow in the Humanities at Colorado College, Colorado Spring, the summer of 1963, and participant in the University of Vermont 1958 Summer Institute in Elizabethan Arts and Literature.|
\r\nSince retirement, he has taught senior citizens the poetry of Emily Dickinson, the short plays of Thornton Wilder, Shakespeare, and Greek Tragedy (The Trojan Women). He and his wife have performed a desk reading of Mark Twain's Diaries of Adam and Eve. Sales of his plays by Brooklyn Publishers, Cotemporary, Baker's Plays, and Drama Source total over 12,000 copies.
|Plays by Frederick Saur with Green Room Press:|
|DON'T WEEP FOR MOTHER|
|MACABRE PLAYS FOR YOUNG WOMEN|