The Courtship of Morning Star (Kentucky Cycle)

Dramatic / Unarmed (UA) / Male/ Female / Knife (Kn) / Quarterstaff (QS) / February 8, 2018

Robert Schenkkan

Dramatists Play Service

Star and Michael

2 scenes

THE STORY: THE COURTSHIP OF MORNING STAR. 1776. Into the hut built on his homestead, Rowen takes a wife by kidnapping Morning Star, a young Indian girl whose tribe has been ravaged by smallpox. To keep her from escaping, he cuts the tendon of her leg. Although she hates Rowen, she loves the child she bears for him, believing the baby to be a true son of her lost people, for whom she mourns the rest of her life. (see THE KENTUCKY CYCLE)