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Theater artist Ritchie Porter will bring Treasure Island to life at the Library, Thursday May 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Audience participation, physical comedy, suspenseful story-telling.
Swaggering. Derring-do .....
And after you get all enthused again about Treasure Island?
Read the book There are copies in our J room under Stevenson. If you like it you might want to try Black Arrow, The Bottle Imp and certainly The Strange Tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Search the text of treasure island How many times does Silver say "shiver my timbers"?
Read A head full of swirling dreams; Doyle, Brian Atlantic Monthly, The 11-01-2001 eLibrary or come to the library and ask for the actual print magazine. You can even check it out.
Read some of Stevenson's wonderful non-fiction. We have a lovely edition of Edinburg: picturesque notes From Library Journal April 01 02 review - "This dandy little travelog is Stevenson 's 1879 paean to his birthplace. He dissects the city by area, discussing the history of each important site. The ten chapters are illustrated with monochrome engravings. A gem." (For the soulless - it is also available as e-text from project Gutenberg)
Or try 828.809 STEVENS An inland voyage; Travels with a donkey; The Silverado squatters. An inland voyage will take you canoeing in Europe in small wooden boats. (e-text) And if you like this sort of thing you must read Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome which will lead to Connie Willis' To say nothing of the dog ... and so on.
Want a flick instead? Watch the DVD recording of the 1950 Disney Treasure Island. It is available at the PG Audio-Visual Division, located in the the Hyattsville Library on Adephi Road, just a long block from PG Plaza.
Or watch the great 1934 Wallace Beery/Jackie Cooper/Lionel Barrymore version on tape. You can rent it uptown at Video Americain (301.270.4464) and there is one copy at the Kensington Library.Posted by library at May 15, 2004 10:35 AM