A play to read rather than to see, I should think. The first scene introduces Stevenson at the beginnings of success and fame; the play progresses through mounting fame in England, in New York, in Samoa, where he was virtually white king of a worshipping people who named the road that led to his door the Road of Loving Heart for their adored ""Tusitala"". There are throughout echoes of the world in which he lived- the Boer War, the German attempt to establish the New Order in the Pacific, Stevenson's share in blocking that lust for power and bringing what proved temporary truce. Stevenson, his wife, his stepson, and a number of other minor characters play their parts. The text is one of mood and character rather than action.