COMPLETE[PLAY]Love and a Bottle by George Farquhar - thw

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Post by ToddHW » July 15th, 2017, 10:56 am

Love and a Bottle by George Farquhar (1677 - 1707).

This play was produced in 1698 at Drury Lane Theatre. From the bustle of its plot, the variety of its incidents, and the sustained humour of its dialogue, it met with so favourable a reception that Farquhar henceforth devoted himself to writing for the stage. (Alex. Charles Ewald)
  • This play is complete. Audio files can be found on the catalog page: http://librivox.org/love-and-a-bottle-by-george-farquhar/
    What?!? Has it been almost a month without a Farquhar running? Well, I can fix that. Here is the first play by Farquhar. The plot? What plot? A farce as became Farquhar's usual offering and really just an excuse for playful banter and much fun. Several of the characters introduced show up as parts of characters in the later plays we have already recorded.

    Gender neutral as always. Kitty is again our wonderful DPL!

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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: r7atOmyI
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (George Farquhar) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Farquhar
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 61
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1698
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Historical Fiction

        Keywords that describe the book: London

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      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
      • Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Love and a Bottle, by George Farquhar. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end: End of Act [#].

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        loveandabottle_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



        Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » July 15th, 2017, 11:26 am

checking in to confirm my role as DPL and Leanthe :)

off to a new funny play. :9:

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Post by WiltedScribe » July 15th, 2017, 12:17 pm

Oh yay, more Farquhar. :9: Can I claim the role of Mockmode?

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Post by ToddHW » July 15th, 2017, 12:24 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:Oh yay, more Farquhar. :9: Thanks!
Exactly the response I hoped to get!

Yes you can read Mockmode.

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Post by Kitty » July 15th, 2017, 12:42 pm

for those who are interested, this play was a drama school project and this "hands on method" I found interesting:
We sent one of the students, who plays a beggar, to Finsbury Park station to beg – he wasn’t allowed to come back until he got at least 50p! It took him about three quarters of an hour and he said it was a mortifying experience. But when he came back, he played the scene completely differently
now that's dedication !

You can read about the experience here:
http://www.outofjoint.co.uk/uncategorized/2014/07/love-and-a-bottle-the-making-of-a-restoration-comedy.html

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » July 15th, 2017, 2:10 pm

So were you part of this class, or how did you find out about it?

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Post by Kitty » July 15th, 2017, 3:13 pm

ToddHW wrote:So were you part of this class, or how did you find out about it?
oh, no, I never took drama classes. I stumbled on the article by chance, and thought it was interesting :)

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Post by Algy Pug » July 15th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Can I read the role of Roebuck?

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Post by ToddHW » July 15th, 2017, 6:38 pm

Algy Pug wrote:Can I read the role of Roebuck?

Cheers
Yes. Thanks.

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Post by leanneyauyau » July 15th, 2017, 10:57 pm

May i claim Lucinda?
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Post by ToddHW » July 16th, 2017, 3:55 am

leanneyauyau wrote:May i claim Lucinda?
Yes. Thanks.

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Post by jpercival » July 16th, 2017, 6:26 am

Would I be able to play Pindress?

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Post by ToddHW » July 16th, 2017, 7:38 am

jpercival wrote:Would I be able to play Pindress?
Yes. Welcome.

I see you have done a book chapter reading before. To do a character part in a drama, you create a file for each Act with all the lines complete for the chosen character using the link to the document text given in the first forum posting. As you record, feel free to experiment with different characterizations for each line - happy, sad, surprised, depressed - whatever you think is right for the story. Then edit it down to what you think is the single best reading for each line. Please make sure you leave several seconds between lines because I have to cut the files apart and paste them together again to create the completed play.

Also, at the start of your Act 1 file record a Voice Credit - "Pindress, Attendant and Confidante to Lucinda, read by [whatever you want as your name]".

Read the first posting in the forum for instructions on proper file name and upload instructions, then upload the acts - one file each act. Be sure to post the upload file name link in a message here so that we can get it into the Magic Window and have the files PL'd by our wonderful DPL before I edit.

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Post by SherlHolmesMD » July 16th, 2017, 11:28 pm

May I please claim the following sections?

6 (Who wouldn't want to have a name like "Nimblewrist"?)
10, 11, 12, and 13 ("Brush", because of course a servant's name should reflect his duty and choice tool.)
23 (I'll do my best to sound boy-ish... errrrr... as soon as I figure out what that sounds like :hmm: )

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Post by ToddHW » July 17th, 2017, 3:24 am

While for books you can claim multiple chapters, here you pick one character for all the Acts in which they appear. Let me know which character you would like.

(Also, the MWs are often rearranged in Plays as sections are assigned and completed, so use character names, not section numbers, please. Like you did for Nimblewrist and Brush.)

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