MONDAY, September 12 @ 7:00pm: More from "Treasure Island"
Caledonia continues her warm up to International Talk Like A Pirate Day with another adventure from Robert Louis Stevenson's landmark pirate story: Treasure Island.
Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, it is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.
Tonight we stalk the length of the Island as Long John Silver and his "Gentlemen of Fortune" go in search of Flint's Treasure with Jim Hawkins in tow.