COMPLETE[PLAY]The Twin-Rivals by George Farquhar - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 9th, 2017, 3:45 pm

The Twin-Rivals by George Farquhar (1677 - 1707).

"This comedy was produced at Drury Lane on December 14, 1702. It is the most accurate of all Farquhar's productions. The plot, though improbable, is well constructed and sustained, the dialogue lively and entertaining, whilst the characters of the Younger Wouldbe, Mrs. Mandrake, and Teague are so naturally drawn as to appear real personages, dependent little upon the art of the actor or the imagination of the author for their creation." (Critic Alex. Charles Ewald) <br> <br>Note that there is an attempted rape in the play, which gets downplayed - the woman even partially blames herself, saying "this late adventure has taught me how dangerous it is to provoke a gentle man by ill usage." However -- and surprisingly considering this is from 1702 and not 2018 -- the epilogue then provides an apology to women, and a reminder that this is just a play -- and a comedy at that -- and that we shouldn't take the actions too seriously, but with a grain of salt. It's entertainment, not so much a social commentary (TJ and ToddHW)
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  • "Plot, though improbable,..." it says in the summary. Ha!

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      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (George Farquhar) :
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 63
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        Keywords that describe the book: farce

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 9th, 2017, 4:16 pm

I'd like to give Benjamin Wouldbe a try, as per Sonia's suggestion. If she thinks I can do it, well, I will do it! :)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 9th, 2017, 4:50 pm

Now to play a REAL villain. :D

Could I put my hand up for the role of Subtleman the Attorney, please.

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Post by ToddHW » December 9th, 2017, 6:23 pm

Okay. It may take me a while to post both your claims - I’m on an iPad rather than my usual computer and I am not very up on how it actually works....

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Post by bluechien » December 9th, 2017, 8:54 pm

Could I please claim Constance?
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Post by NemoR » December 9th, 2017, 9:00 pm

May I claim Balderdash, a Vintner, please.



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Post by Kitty » December 10th, 2017, 1:52 am

The Midwife calling in to DPL and plot schemes :twisted: Looking forward to this role. And I'm happy to see that I'll be in good company :mrgreen:


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Post by Kitty » December 11th, 2017, 5:47 am

benderca wrote:Could I please read Aurelia?
yay TJ, thanks for joining the cast again :9: I guess Todd is absent till this I'll sign you up meanwhile.


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Post by leanneyauyau » December 11th, 2017, 11:49 pm

May I claim Mrs. Clearaccount, Wife to Clearaccount?
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Post by NemoR » December 14th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Vintner Balderdash for PL: ... dash_1.mp3

Length is 4:10


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Post by Kitty » December 15th, 2017, 5:41 am

here's the first act of Despicable Me :mrgreen: oh my, 9 minutes of such hypocrisy, I felt dirty in the end. I decided on a more raspy voice, since the good woman is in her trade for over 40 years already, I figured she should sound older and more worn-out. I especially like when she switched to her real face in the end of the act :twisted: She is definitely not the poor caring woman she pretends to be.

I hope you like my characterization, Todd: ... rake_1.mp3
Recording time: 9:00 min.

Now I need to try to keep that up for the next acts :?


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