COMPLETE: The Law Against Lovers by William D'Avenant - ek

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Post by hggarrett » December 31st, 2012, 5:14 pm

gloriana wrote:
hggarrett wrote:I don't know this play...please put me in wherever I'm needed!

Thanks,
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Thanks, Grace - I've put you down for Francisca/Nun. Unless you'd prefer a larger role, in which case please feel free to choose one of the male roles. :)
That's fine, thanks!

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Post by gloriana » December 31st, 2012, 6:20 pm

musicalheart1 wrote:Hi Elizabeth,

Quick question as I'm going through and trying to find all my lines.

In Act IV (can't find what scene), Isabella and Julietta are talking and they go back and forth. The text has it as follows:

ISAB. Speak clearly then ! You are not under- stood.
May none do ill, that so they may do good? Nature no greater gift than life can give.
ISAB. By virtue we our nature long outlive.
Jul. Can it be virtue to let Claudio die?
ISAB. His life should not be sav'd by infamy.

It seems to me this is an error and it should read:

ISAB: Speak clearly then ! You are not under- stood.
Jul: May none do ill, that so they may do good? Nature no greater gift than life can give.
ISAB. By virtue we our nature long outlive.
Jul. Can it be virtue to let Claudio die?
ISAB. His life should not be sav'd by infamy.

Thoughts?
Hi EB - yes, you've got it correctly as far as I can tell. The second line should be Julietta's, since she's arguing for life above everything else, whereas Isabella's arguing for virtue. Thanks for asking! :)

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Post by musicalheart1 » December 31st, 2012, 6:53 pm

gloriana wrote: Hi EB - yes, you've got it correctly as far as I can tell. The second line should be Julietta's, since she's arguing for life above everything else, whereas Isabella's arguing for virtue. Thanks for asking! :)
Okay, great. Thanks!

As I tell my students, context is everything! :lol:

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Post by catrose » January 2nd, 2013, 1:08 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/lawagainstlovers_viola_1.mp3
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/lawagainstlovers_viola_2.mp3

Here's the first two acts of Viola! (Would have been earlier but I was taken on a surprised trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon. Backstage tour of the RSC, I saw his birthplace and I beat a group of people at a Shakespeare quiz! Such fun!)

The others will come sometime this week! :D (Apart from the last song)
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Post by CaprishaPage » January 2nd, 2013, 4:40 pm

Might I claim Maid/Second Servant?
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Post by gloriana » January 2nd, 2013, 7:06 pm

Thanks for the Viola files, Cat! So glad you had fun in S-U-A. I lived there for a year, which was a lot of fun. :)

And thanks, Caprisha - I'll put you down for Maid/Servant!


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Post by gloriana » January 2nd, 2013, 7:53 pm

The rest of Beatrice - including the Act 5 song with Lucio, Benedick, and Viola - is in the MW.


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Post by gloriana » January 4th, 2013, 11:31 am

thanks, Elizabeth! I'll put these in the MW.

And I'm moving us to Dramatic Works. Three dramas in the launch pad at once is probably too much... :shock:

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Post by musicalheart1 » January 4th, 2013, 2:01 pm

gloriana wrote:thanks, Elizabeth! I'll put these in the MW.

And I'm moving us to Dramatic Works. Three dramas in the launch pad at once is probably too much... :shock:
:D

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Post by alanmapstone » January 5th, 2013, 7:34 am

I would like to be involved in this play as I am interested in William Davenant, he was the son of an Oxford inn keeper and the inn, now called the Crown, still exists.
I have just taken on 2 other parts, but as I am in a rash mood, can I offer to read the Duke. I think there should some male readers. This now makes 3 plays in which I am the solitary male in an otherwise all female cast. Come on guys, give me some support.
Davenant also claimed to have been named after his godfather, William Shakespeare, but I don't think there is any real evidence to support this.
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Post by wib66 » January 5th, 2013, 8:13 am

If the narrator is still available I would like to read it please thanks
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Post by gloriana » January 5th, 2013, 4:22 pm

Thanks to you both - I would love to have you read the Duke, Alan, and thanks very much for offering to narrate, Michele! :)

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Post by alanmapstone » January 8th, 2013, 11:34 am

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