[Complete] Pollyanna the Glad Girl by Catherine Cushing-m8b1

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Post by SweetPea » February 15th, 2016, 5:19 pm

Pollyanna, the Glad Girl: A Four-Act Comedy by Catherine Chisholm Cushing (1874 - 1952).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/pollyanna-the-glad-girl-a-four-act-comedy-by-catherine-chisholm-cushing/

Miss Polly Harrington is not at all pleased to be taking charge of her orphaned niece - but duty is duty, and that's how Pollyanna Whittier ended up in New England. Cheerful and ever-optimistic, Pollyanna sets out to infect the whole town with her "Glad" game, getting into some trouble along the way! How will strict Miss Polly react to the orphaned cat, dog, and, worst of all, BOY Pollyanna offers as a gift? What will happen when Pollyanna sets out to break into the fairy-tale castle next door and play the Glad game with the "Beautiful King" - or lonely old hermit - closeted inside? What is the great secret that Miss Polly, the hermit, and his friend seem to be keeping? And how will Pollyanna and her friends cope with a great tragedy that seems to forever wipe out all reason for being glad? This stage adaptation of the classic novel is now dramatized with a full voice cast and is sure to delight the whole family! (Summary by Rachel)
  • Volunteers outside the USA: Catherine Chisholm Cushing died in 1952. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.

    MC: m8b1 (Maria)
    BC: SweetPea (Rachel)
    Editor: SweetPea
    DPL: SweetPea and MrsHand (Kristin)

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Post by SweetPea » February 15th, 2016, 5:26 pm

I'm going to read Pollyanna, all other roles are open for claims! There aren't too many of them. I'll PL some parts, but I need someone to help me with that and to PL the finished acts. Thanks! :D

The cast:
Narrator
Pollyanna, the "Glad Girl" - me
Miss Polly Harrington, her aunt - Beth
John Pendleton, Esq., a bachelor, called "the hermit"
Doctor Chilton, Pendleton's friend
Jimmy Bean, an orphan
Nancy, Miss Polly's servant
Bleecker, Pendleton's man
Miss Carroll of the Ladies' Aid
Mrs. Carmody of the Ladies' Aid
Mrs. Gregg of the Ladies' Aid
Nurse - Charlotte

I'd prefer to have a boy or a young man for Jimmy, but if we can't get one I might open the role up for a woman or girl. All other roles are gender specific.
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Post by catrose » February 15th, 2016, 5:50 pm

For the sake of consistency with the dramatic reading, could I please take the Nurse? :lol: I must say I've grown rather fond of her!!
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Post by Elizabby » February 15th, 2016, 5:52 pm

Can I read Miss Polly please?

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Post by SweetPea » February 15th, 2016, 5:53 pm

Yes, to both of you! :D Thank you!
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Post by EstherbenSimonides » February 15th, 2016, 5:57 pm

May I have Nancy, please?
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Post by m8b1 » February 15th, 2016, 6:01 pm

I'll MC for you Rachel ~ be back in a bit with the MW!

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Post by m8b1 » February 15th, 2016, 6:06 pm

Alright, you should be all set! Have fun! :-)

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » February 15th, 2016, 6:21 pm

Could I have Miss Carroll? Thanks! :)

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Post by SweetPea » February 15th, 2016, 7:33 pm

AdeledePignerolles wrote:Could I have Miss Carroll? Thanks! :)
EstherbenSimonides wrote:May I have Nancy, please?
All yours - thank you both! :D
m8b1 wrote:I'll MC for you Rachel ~ be back in a bit with the MW!
Thanks a lot, Maria! :)
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Post by MrsHand » February 16th, 2016, 1:17 pm

I can help with DPL duties, if you're still in need.

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Post by SweetPea » February 16th, 2016, 7:47 pm

That would be awesome, welcome :D
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Post by Elizabby » February 18th, 2016, 1:50 am

Here's Act 1 of Miss Polly! I think I'm first!! :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/pollyanna_misspolly_1.mp3 (12:29)

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Post by catrose » February 18th, 2016, 2:22 pm

I couldn't remember whether my original nurse was American or British, so if you'd rather her more British sounding, just PM me and I'll get to that instead :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/pollyanna_nurse_3.mp3
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » February 18th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Here's Miss Carroll!
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/pollyanna_misscarroll_1.mp3
There's several unison lines, so if you need them read faster or slower or anything let me know. :) Thanks!

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