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Treasure Island: A Play (Paperback)

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“Zimmerman has powerfully captured the joy, danger, and fantasy of Stevenson’s novel. . . Pure fun, a potent coming-of-age story, and a rollicking swashbuckler.”—San Francisco Chronicle

In Treasure Island, Tony Award winner and inventive adapter-director Mary Zimmerman has penned a spirited, energetic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novel, proving again that “a strong story full of larger-than-life characters and the quest for filthy lucre has no age barrier” (Chicago Sun-Times).

Enlivened by rum, mutiny, and buried treasure, Treasure Island is the classic pirates’ tale, widely regarded as the forerunner of this genre. After discovering a treasure map, young Jim Hawkins sets off to sea as cabin boy aboard the Hispaniola, where he encounters one of the most unforgettable characters in literary history—peg-legged buccaneer Long John Silver, a malicious mutineer and charismatic father figure.

About the Author

MARY ZIMMERMAN is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Tony Award (for Best Director, Metamorphoses), and numerous Jeff Awards. She is the Manilow Resident Director of Goodman Theatre, a member of Lookingglass Theatre Company and a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University. She has also adapted and directed Arabian Nights, Argonautika, Journey to the West, and The Odyssey.

Praise For…

“Nothing short of sublime.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Zimmerman remains a superior storyteller.” —Chicago Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9780810140301
ISBN-10: 0810140306
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication Date: July 15th, 2019
Pages: 192