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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Silver Beach Road
- 10 - 60 minutes
- 1 - 7 M or F
spoken word, High School, Reader's Theater, Theatrical Staging Possible, Touring
The book has all of the Robert P. Arthur’s skill and lovely, rhythmical language, but also a sense of loss of both life and love, the former viewed with both curiosity and indifference, the latter producing some of the author’s most moving love poems.
The sea is. however, ever-present, just like in his other works. It is his mother, father, deity, heaven, a place of love and death to escape to. Surrealism has its place, as does the seriocomic and other post-modern elements.
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Robert Arthur’s Eastern Shore
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.Read More
- $11.00 – $70.00
- 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.Read More
- $11.00 – $90.00
Hymn to the Chesapeake
- 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.Read More