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Cross and Sword - Full Length Play, Drama

Cross and Sword

Paul Green

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Full Length Play, Drama

14m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573607387

The title of this symphonic drama is apropos to the subject: the colonization, conquest, and conversion of the Florida peninsula by the Spanish in the 16th century, and the establishment of the first permanent settlement in America at St. Ausustine. The action abounds in color, song, and splendid ly…

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Full Length Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

The title of this symphonic drama is apropos to the subject: the colonization, conquest, and conversion of the Florida peninsula by the Spanish in the 16th century, and the establishment of the first permanent settlement in America at St. Ausustine. The action abounds in color, song, and splendid lyrics. The style is vibrant, with dances, dreams and nightmares, and even a Christmas masque with Indian children. The tale is that of Menendez, who came to Florida on the feast day of St. Augustine and established a colony. Difficulties developed, first, when the colony was starving and the Indians would not lend them corn to eat; and again when the married Menendez insulted the Indian chief by declining marriage to his sister. It seemed to Menendez that the only hope of survival was to turn his back on proselytizing the Indians, and engage them in battle. A great history began in this tragic thrall.
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14m, 5f

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Paul Green

Paul Green (1894 - 1981) received the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for In Abraham's Bosom. Other works include Johnny Johnson (music by Kurt Weill), the stage play of Richard Wright's Native Son, and The Lost Colony - his first of 17 symphonic outdoor dramas. A prolific writer in all genres, Paul Green was an early and devoted human and civil rights activist. The Paul Green Foundation was established ... view full profile

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