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Captain Cook in the Underworld
Auckland University Press | ISBN: 1869402812 | 2003-02-01 | PDF | 64 pages | 4 Mb
Originally commissioned as the libretto for a work by composer John Psathas for the 50th birthday celebration of the Orpheus Choir, this book-length poem offers fresh perspectives on the familiar story of Cook's Pacific explorations. Employing a broad bicultural approach to reinterpret the Orpheus myth for the South Pacific, Sullivan uses a wide range of styles--from 18th-century dialogue to 21st-century hip hop cadences--to create a revisionist Cook who must accept responsibility for the damage his expeditions have inflicted on the indigenous peoples of the Pacific.