JIM HAWKINS: FROM YOUNG BOY TO MAN
Robert Louis Stevenson and his adapter, Mary Zimmerman, have given their audiences a skilled and nuanced portrait of the young Jim Hawkins and his development to becoming a good man. In the end, the growing-up Jim is subsumed by the grownup Jim, who tells us what happens to everyone but himself. No self-reflection is necessary. Jim’s humility has him leave us with the memory of a great, life-changing voyage, and “Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight!” ringing in our ears.