Published in Plays of the 50s Volume 1

Stewart, best known as a poet, was also a masterful verse dramatist. Shipwreck, written in 1951, recreates the infamous mutiny that occurred after the Dutch ship Batavia foundered off the northwest Australian coast in 1629. It is a complex and literary play which depicts with sympathy the anarchic mutineers Cornelius, Huyssen and Seevanck.

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  • 15 total
  • 5 female identifying, 10 male identifying
  • history
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult, young adult
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