Jamestown, Va., 1609, provides the goal for the "Seaventure".
It's as much good journalism as good prose, and it makes it close to impossible to put down the roughly 200 pages of actual narrative.
A truly fascinating story behind the play as well as a detailed description of travel conditions in the 17th century.
An excellent updated comparison of Shakespeare's The Tempest and William Strachey's Reportory along the lines of Robert Ralston Cawley's 1926 paper, "Shakespeare's Use of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Barry Wiley
Enjoyed the beginning of the book that discussed the castaways time on Bermuda and their adventures once they got to Jamestown, but the chapters that discussed the references to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by C. Adcock
I bought this book as background material for teaching Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and the colonial period in American literature. It didn't disappoint me. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Daryl Wilkins
My compliments to the author, Hobson Woodward. This is the most readable book I have encountered in its recounting of the terrifying ordeal these settlers experienced, in their... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Gullsflyn
This book is very exciting, and wonderfully written about a most important beginning of "The New World", and marvelous coincidences with Shakespeare, and other areas (i.e. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by JP
"A Brave Vessel" is on the ROROTOKO list of cutting-edge intellectual nonfiction. Professor Woodward's book interview ran here as the cover feature on April 9, 2010.Published on April 12, 2010 by ROROTOKO