COMPLETE[PLAY] Dandy Dick by Arthur Wing Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » July 22nd, 2017, 3:02 pm

Dandy Dick by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

“Dandy Dick” was the third of the farces which Mr. Pinero wrote for the old Court Theatre—a series of plays which, besides giving playgoers a fresh source of laughter, and the English stage a new order of comic play, brought plentiful prosperity to the joint management of Mr. Arthur Cecil and the late Mr. John Clayton. ( (From Introduction))
  • This play is complete. All audio files may be found on our catalog page at: https://librivox.org/dandy-dick-by-arthur-wing-pinero/


    Another Pinero farce! Gender neutral as always. And Kitty will again be our most wonderful DPL!



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      • Project Code: XCJKzzo4
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandy_Dick_(play)
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 34
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1893
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Humorous Fiction

        Keywords that describe the book: farce

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Post by Kitty » July 22nd, 2017, 3:04 pm

First in :)

claiming DPL and I heard there was a thoroughbred named Georgiana that seems to be a cool role for me. :mrgreen:

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Post by WiltedScribe » July 22nd, 2017, 3:18 pm

Not much to choose from in terms of male roles, considering most are specified as middle-aged men or older. And the one that is a "mere boy," Mr. Darbey, doesn't interest me much. Since his age isn't specified, and I rarely play servant characters, can I play Blore? :) I see that he's one of those butlers who tries extra hard to mask his working-class accent with an exaggerated posh one, and that sounds like such fun. :lol: I'll try to make Sonia laugh with my performance.
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Post by Kitty » July 22nd, 2017, 3:22 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:I see that he's one of those butlers who tries extra hard to mask his working-class accent with an exaggerated posh one, and that sounds like such fun.
beware, according to wikipedia synopsis, he has quite a criminal edge:
He subsequently finds himself in the local police cell for administering, or trying to administer, substances to his sister's horse, substances (unknown to him) adulterated with poison by his butler.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandy_Dick_(play)
I'll try to make Sonia laugh with my performance.
I bet you will LOL looking forward to it.

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Post by WiltedScribe » July 22nd, 2017, 3:46 pm

Criminal edge, eh? Well, I'll be sure to give him a devilish glint. :twisted:
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Post by mightyfelix » July 22nd, 2017, 5:16 pm

This looks like fun! I'll read Sheba, please.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 22nd, 2017, 7:00 pm

Sir Tristram (excellent Cornish name, BTW) is described as "boisterous" in the stage directions. It'll be a stretch after Admiral "Pussycat" Rankling, but I'll do my best to boister it up. :D

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Post by Kitty » July 23rd, 2017, 12:56 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:Sir Tristram (excellent Cornish name, BTW) is described as "boisterous" in the stage directions. It'll be a stretch after Admiral "Pussycat" Rankling, but I'll do my best to boister it up. :D
yes, we all thought your Rankling was way too nice and mellow with people :roll: (*dripping irony employed*)

I notice Sir Tristram has a lot of dialogue with my George, so I try to live up to any boistering you will dish up for this one.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 23rd, 2017, 1:21 am

Can I read Noah Topping. He is described as having a rough-sounding country voice, I think I can do that!
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Post by Kitty » July 23rd, 2017, 1:24 am

alanmapstone wrote:Can I read Noah Topping. He is described as having a rough-sounding country voice, I think I can do that!
oh yes, I think I can see you in that role ! :thumbs:

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Post by Availle » July 23rd, 2017, 2:45 am

How can I resist somebody who's called Hannah Topping...

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Post by jasonb » July 23rd, 2017, 2:46 am

I think I can pull off pompous and patronizing for Mr. Darbey
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Post by ToddHW » July 23rd, 2017, 4:49 am

Thank you all for the claims!

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Post by leanneyauyau » July 23rd, 2017, 9:44 am

May I claim Shalome?
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Post by ToddHW » July 23rd, 2017, 10:24 am

Thanks.

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