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Post by francesb » July 16th, 2013, 10:50 am

Children's Classics in Dramatic Form by Augusta Stevenson (1869 - 1976) .
This is a collection of short stories by the Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Anderson, and more authors, turned into short children's plays by Augusta Stevenson. This collection has seventeen plays in which characters come together and form a classic children's story. (Summary by francesb)
Volunteers outside the USA: Augusta Stevenson died in 1976. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).
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Post by francesb » July 16th, 2013, 10:53 am

By the way, the title was too long, so I couldn't add [DRAMA] at the top. :P And also, this collection of plays is really long. I hope that is okay. Quite a few of the roles only have one line. Also, for people who are signing up, there are some roles that are not in the MW which are in the plays. The only reason I did not add those, is because they are not speaking roles. Thank you all!!
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Post by TriciaG » July 16th, 2013, 10:57 am

Frances - did you see the announcement at the top of the page? viewtopic.php?f=28&t=47531

While an MC could start this for you, you would need to redo any work you put into the Magic Window in a couple weeks.

Would you rather hold this aside until then?
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Post by francesb » July 16th, 2013, 1:17 pm

No problem!
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Post by TriciaG » July 16th, 2013, 1:21 pm

Great! We realize it's hard to wait, and that it is a bombshell kind of announcement, but I think you'll be happier in the long run. ;)
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Post by francesb » July 16th, 2013, 1:24 pm

Also, just wondering, is this too long of a project? (202 sections, and seeing former play dramatic works, 17 are used just for titles of the plays.)
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Post by TriciaG » July 16th, 2013, 1:40 pm

It's honkin' big, I'll admit. When I've done a large project with a gazillion small parts (see Faust II), I put some parts together in one section.

You've got a couple weeks to plan it all out. For now, I'll lock this thread. That will serve to put it on ice for the next couple weeks. ;)

I'm not sure, but you MIGHT still be able to edit the first post while it's locked.
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Post by m8b1 » August 12th, 2013, 6:32 pm

Hi Frances,

Thanks for being so patient about waiting! I'll MC this for you ~ your MW is up! Have fun!

Please note the new naming scheme for files which appends _128kb to the end. This shouldn't be necessary to do for the individual parts, but should be done for the final completed plays.

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Post by ElleyKat » August 13th, 2013, 10:13 am

o.O HOLY COW, that is a honkin' big MW.
I'd like to read Sausage in EACH IN HIS OWN PLACE... Along with other parts, lol, but I'll wait until you get the MW up. Some of the plays are just so dang CUTE AND SILLY!
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Post by WoollyBee » August 14th, 2013, 4:14 am

Wow! That's a huge MW! :shock: I might be crazy, but may I DPL? Also, are you planning to edit the plays yourself, or are you going to try to get an editor / co-editor?

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Post by francesb » August 15th, 2013, 8:41 am

m8b1 wrote:Hi Frances,

Thanks for being so patient about waiting! I'll MC this for you ~ your MW is up! Have fun!

Please note the new naming scheme for files which appends _128kb to the end. This shouldn't be necessary to do for the individual parts, but should be done for the final completed plays.
Hello Maria! I wanted to let you know I changed the section number to 68 sections. I have taken a suggestion and combined roles. :D Thanks!

EDIT: Let me make sure that is the right number
ElleyKat wrote:o.O HOLY COW, that is a honkin' big MW.
I'd like to read Sausage in EACH IN HIS OWN PLACE... Along with other parts, lol, but I'll wait until you get the MW up. Some of the plays are just so dang CUTE AND SILLY!
As I am combining roles, to read Sausage, you would read for characters in plays 5-7. This role would include Sausage and the Third Peasant in plays 5-7. Would that work?
WoollyBee wrote:Wow! That's a huge MW! :shock: I might be crazy, but may I DPL? Also, are you planning to edit the plays yourself, or are you going to try to get an editor / co-editor?
I was planning on DPLing myself and am playing on getting an editor. :D
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Post by ElleyKat » August 15th, 2013, 8:58 am

Frances - You bet! Please put me down as Sausage and whatever correlated roles go with this section. :)

I'm glad you decided to combine some roles into a smaller number of sections. Hopefully that works out for you!!! :D
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Post by m8b1 » August 15th, 2013, 9:27 am

Ok, you are down to 68 sections now. :-) We'll move over to Dramatic Works as soon as the MW is filled in.

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Post by francesb » August 15th, 2013, 9:28 am

francesb wrote:
m8b1 wrote:Hi Frances,

Thanks for being so patient about waiting! I'll MC this for you ~ your MW is up! Have fun!

Please note the new naming scheme for files which appends _128kb to the end. This shouldn't be necessary to do for the individual parts, but should be done for the final completed plays.
Hello Maria! I wanted to let you know I changed the section number to 68 sections. I have taken a suggestion and combined roles. :D Thanks!
Oh I just realized I can delete sections myself :) Thanks!!!
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Post by francesb » August 15th, 2013, 9:28 am

Oh haha :)
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