Captains and Courage

Captains and Courage

Captains and Courage

by: Israel Horovitz, Rudyard Kipling

by: Israel Horovitz, Rudyard Kipling

Captains and Courage

Captains and Courage

by: Israel Horovitz, Rudyard Kipling

by: Israel Horovitz, Rudyard Kipling

Overview

In Kipling's nineteenth-century story, Harvey Cheyne, an obnoxious rich boy, falls from the deck of a luxury liner and is rescued by a fishing boat, the "We're Here," owned by a black captain, Disko Troop. Aboard the "We're Here," Harvey learns about hard work, about courage, and about life. In Horovitz's twentieth-century counterpart (the two stories alternate in parallel development), Manny Shimma, a sixteen-year-old homeless wiseguy, in trouble with the law, finds himself hiding out on a tiny fishing boat, the "Sylvie the 2nd," captained by Ben Cheyne, Harvey Cheyne's great-great-great grandson, with a single crewman, Roland Troop, Disko Troop's great-great-great grandson. Aboard the "Sylvie the 2nd," Manny, too, learns about hard work, courage, and life. Modern and traditional sea-chanteys are sung by cast and chorus throughout the play. Live musicians can be used, on-stage and off. CAPTAINS AND COURAGE is a play of high adventure, full-blown emotion, and great dignity, a perfect choice for theater groups which use larger casts.

Authors

Israel Horovitz

Isreal Horovitz is a playwright, director and actor. His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His 70+ plays include Line (now in 38th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx (Steppenwolf: Gary Sinise & Terry ...

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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. He was educated in England but returned to India in 1882. In 1892, Kipling married Caroline Balestier and settled in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he wrote his most famous works, "Gunga Din" (1892) and The Jungle Book (1894). Kipling received the Nobel Priz ...

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