The Legend of the Whydah

Skit Synopsis

In 1715, British-born sailor, Samuel Bellamy, turned to piracy and captured the slave ship Whydah. What happened to Bellamy and his ship?

Act out this exciting true story by Grady Locklear told in verse. Includes movement and sword fighting.

HOW HAS THIS POEM BEEN USED?

  • Read in English classes as poetry
  • Acted out in drama showcases or for history conventions
  • Performed in 1700s choral music with drama concerts, museums, or at summer programs for English Language Learners

Whether performed in the USA or overseas, it’s always been a huge success. Different. Engaging.

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Type

True story

Grades

6-12

Cast

14 plus 5-10 more as skit

Time and Region

1715-1717, Cape Cod, MA town, dockyard, ship

Performance Time

15 minutes as a skit

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