Captain Blood (Paperback)

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Full-Length Play
Drama / Literary Classic

7m, 3w, extras

Captain Blood is a modern adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's 1922 swashbuckling classic about pirates, romance and a man fighting against injustice. Dr. Peter Blood is convicted of treason for tending to the wounds of a rebel during a rebellion against King James II. Sentenced to a life of slavery in Barbados, Blood falls in love with the brutal plantation owner's niece, Arabella. Like Blood, Arabella suffers under her uncle's wrath, and the pair plan to escape the island and start a new life together. However, when a band of pirates suddenly attacks Barbados, Blood is faced with an impossible choice: escape to freedom and risk losing Arabella, or stay with Arabella but remain a slave. Reluctantly, Blood chooses to escape and becomes one of the most feared pirates in the Caribbean, not knowing that fate will take him back to the plantation and the woman he left behind. Captain Blood is a story of love, regret and, ultimately, redemption. Unit set.

About the Author

Vidas Barzdukas is an award-winning writer and director whose films have been screened at numerous U.S. film festivals, featured on PBS stations and broadcast on television networks in Asia. In 2015, he earned accolades from The Columbus Dispatch for his "stirring and amusing" stage adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's 1922 swashbuckling novel Captain Blood. His film, the black-and-white fantasy The New Mr. Phillips, won best narrative short at the Oregon Film Awards, and he also won the best screenwriting award for his short film Cold at the Cincinnati Winterfilm Film Competition. Barzdukas was nominated for best writer (drama) by the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) for his work on the science fiction series Aidan 5, which was nominated for a total of 19 IAWTV awards. He is a writer on the Emmy-winning Nite Owl Theatre Starring Fritz the Nite Owl, which is a long-running, late-night staple of Central Ohio's film scene. In addition to theatre and film, Barzdukas works in educational publishing, where he writes a wide variety of textbooks and classroom materials for K-12 students. His educational publishing subjects include reading, language arts and history. Barzdukas' passion for education also earned him a spot on the Emmy-winning children's show Taylor's Attic as its educational writing consultant. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild, Barzdukas lives in Ohio with his wife and two daughters

Praise For…

"Adventure, romance, comedy and suspense … seaworthy entertainment." —The Columbus Dispatch

"Stirring and amusing." —The Columbus Dispatch

"Hearty family entertainment." —The Columbus Dispatch

"Grounded in a harsh history of slavery and embellished … Captain Blood flies high enough with heroic struggle to satisfy theatergoers without indulging wilder flights of fantasy." —The Columbus Dispatch
Product Details
ISBN: 9781619590830
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Pages: 96