This full-length two-hour drama for a large cast has it all: drama. laughs, philosophy, absurdity, history, spectacle, grotesqueries, madness, lyrical flights, sex, and abundant stage magic.
Rumoured to be the son of a selkie, during The Golden Age of Piracy, thirteen-year-old William is shipped out of his home in the Orkneys to become a pirate and falls in love with Anne Bonnie, the most notorious woman pirate of the age.
The first forty pages of the book is a nakedly autobiographical look at the first ten years of the author’s life on the water on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Written in gulps and fleeting drizzles or shadows, each section is written in its own style from high diction to short thrusts of tough- guy […]
The book includes four one-act plays, a selection of his award-winning poems, and “Hymn to the Chesapeake,” a poem/play with music.
Here are Arthur’s best poems over a forty-year period. Reading them, one wonders if his affinities for byways and love of dialects will eventually lead the reader around the world.
Arthur visits a wide range of themes ranging from the Russian occupation of Latvia during WWII, a study of the Jamestown colony stripped of its fairy tale sheen, a examination of the sons of Adam, and more.
Based on the poetry of Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and dramatized by Robert P. Arthur, the musical poem/play moves from an out-of-body, life-death experience when Kreiter-Foronda was young to her marriage to South American Indian Patricio Foronda
Phaedra is a postmodern verse treatment of an ancient myth in modern poetry. It won five Port Folio Awards, including Best Play.
Written for the Generic Theatre in Norfolk, Virginia, it uses story telling, poetry, and music, including three original Christmas Carols,
Coffee table book with photographs by internationally celebrated pictorialist A. Aubray Bodine. In stunningly gorgeous and evocative language, Arthur resurrects the almost lost culture and physical presence of the Eastern Shore—it’s fishing villages, crafts, people, language, flora and fauna- with a display of drama and resurrected diction rarely seen in modern poetry. Available in paperback […]