Dollar Academy, 2007 - 212 pages
'Is it a ... treasure map?'So begins Jim Hawkins's adventure, as he swaps life at home with his mother for life on the open sea. Aboard the Hispaniola with a crew of double-crossing pirates, he must survive trickery and violence in pursuit of an ancient horde of jewels. What he finally finds on the island, however, is a treasure beyond his imagining...Robert Louis Stevenson's popular classic is given dramatic life in this exuberant and entertaining new play. Offering a great introduction to Stevenson's text and a variety of parts for a large ensemble, Ken Ludwig's drama is perfect for Years 7 and 8.The resource material looks at historical pirates and their hold on popular imagination, adventure yarns, the life and writing of Stevenson, as well as practical staging advice and a range of reading, writing, and speaking and listening activities.
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