Robert P. Arthur

Robert P. Arthur is a multi-award winning playwright, poet, and novelist whose plays and poems have been presented internationally. His works include novels (Crazy Horse in Heaven); poem plays with music and for dance (Hymn to the Chesapeake; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Onley), musicals (Dreams of Bonnie Prince Charlie) plays (Floyd Collins and the White Angels of Sand), among others. He is also a theatre reviewer and college professor.

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  • angel band script cover

    Angel Band

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 110 Minutes
    • 14 Males, 5 Females, Max. 19+/Min 15

    Drama, Edgy Play, Large Cast, Lust, Prejudice, Tolerance

    Leaders of the snake-handling Signs Following Church in the hills of Appalachia are threatened by the snakes they handle to prove their Godliness and by the law enforcement and child welfare agencies of the surrounding community.  They live side-by-side with the Blue People, a society of outcasts whose skin is marked by a blue skin tone.  Into the mix comes Jay, a shy, possibly autistic, journalist intent on uncovering the secret world of these hidden cultures.

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    $7.99$110.00
  • Collection of one act plays - robert arthur's eastern shore

    Robert Arthur’s Eastern Shore

    by Robert P. Arthur

    Musical Drama, Poetic Drama, Colleges, Community, High School, Large Cast, Middle School, Professional

    ROBERT ARTHUR’S EASTERN SHORE by Robert P. Arthur, twice nominated for Virginia’s Poet Laureate: The book includes 4 one-act plays,  a selection of his award-winning poems, and “Hymn to the Chesapeake,” a play with music. The culture of the Eastern Shore watermen and waterwomen has long been threatened by the erosion of winds off the Chesapeake Bay and a dwindling supply of crabs and “ersters” to be harvested.  These poems and plays celebrate that life and allow us, to share the triumph and the pain of finding one’s livelihood and reason for being in an environment that is both beautiful and unforgiving.

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    $14.95
  • Play Script Phaedra mythical drama Cover Image

    Phaedra

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 90 Minutes
    • 4 Males 4 Females Max 15+ Min 9

    Drama, Simple Props, Simple Set

    A full-length, poetic drama resurrects the love, lust, and retribution of the original Greek legend in modern surroundings. A stepmother’s insatiable desire for her husband’s son destroys a family. Set in a beach house with the sound of drumming waves and ghostly figures of fishwives in the background, this verse play brings the ancient story back to life.

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    $11.00$70.00
  • front cover Hymn to the Chesapeake - A Play in Poetry and Song

    Hymn to the Chesapeake

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 95 Minutes
    • 5 Males, 5 Females, Max/Min 10

    Musical Drama, Flexible Casting

    An award-winning, full-length play with music filled with the poetry of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Robert P. Arthur weaves fragments of conversations and traditional melodies to portray the love and heartbreak of its watermen and women–the love of the sea, a mother for a child, a man for a woman.

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    $11.00$90.00

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