Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook is perhaps best remembered as the first European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. In his lifetime, however, Cook was noted for his skill as a cartographer and navigator and for his progressive ideas on the health and treatment of his crew. In this monodrama based on Cook's journals, the life of one of the great heroes of European exploration is revealed - from his humble beginnings as the son of an English farmer to his triumphant discoveries as the commander of the Royal Navy's Endeavour and Resolution. It was as captain of the Resolution that Cook met his death on the island of Hawai'i in 1779. As he lies dying, Cook reflects on his life and is haunted by faces from his near and distant past.
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