COMPLETE[PLAY]The Conscious Lovers by Steele - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 9th, 2019, 7:32 am

The Conscious Lovers by Richard Steele (1672 - 1729).

As early as 1720 Steele spoke in the Theatre of "a friend of mine" who was lately preparing a comedy according to the just laws of the stage, and had introduced a scene in which the first character bore unprovoked wrong, denied a duel, and still appeared a man of honour and courage. This was clearly an allusion to the play eventually to be published as The Conscious Lovers.
( G. A. Aitken)
  • Alas, this is the last play by Steele. But fear not, I am searching high and low for a good period replacement. (And before Chris says it, I don't mean by that a semi-colon.)
    Our Kitty will provide yet again her superb DPL services while somehow avoiding being my wife in this. Given up on trying to reform me, eh?

    This play is complete. All audio files may be found in the Librivox catalog at https://librivox.org/the-conscious-lovers-by-richard-steele/


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      • Project Code: Onb7SWjp
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Richard Steele) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Steele
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 45
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1722
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Satire

        Keywords that describe the book: comedy, honor, duels

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Post by Kitty » December 9th, 2019, 7:38 am

no rest for the wicked ey ?

Mrs Sealand and DPL checking in :)
ToddHW wrote:somehow avoiding being my wife in this. Given up on trying to reform me, eh?
I am quietly biding my time for the right moment to strike again. BTW your Bevil doesn't seem to have a wife. So you purposefully avoided me, not the other way around ;)

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 9th, 2019, 7:49 am

Would like to play Tom in this (apropos, since we share the same name). :mrgreen:
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Post by ToddHW » December 9th, 2019, 7:53 am

Thank you.

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Post by silverquill » December 9th, 2019, 8:06 am

May I take old Humphrey?
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Post by MichaelMaggs » December 9th, 2019, 8:16 am

Could I do stage directions please? Do you want the prologue?

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Post by alanmapstone » December 9th, 2019, 8:27 am

May I read Cimberton? I don't know what a coxcomb is but it sounds fun.
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Post by ToddHW » December 9th, 2019, 8:44 am

Thank you all.

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Post by silverquill » December 9th, 2019, 9:35 am

I think you missed Humphrey Act 5 . . .
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Post by ToddHW » December 9th, 2019, 10:25 am

Got it.

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Post by adrianstephens » December 10th, 2019, 4:12 am

I see Bevil (aka Bevil Jun) is still open. Can I claim this?
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Post by ToddHW » December 10th, 2019, 4:45 am

Thank you.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » December 10th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Trying again, hopefully in the right thread this time :oops:

Do you want the narrator to read the prologue?

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Post by ToddHW » December 10th, 2019, 5:18 pm

Please read all text from the stuff after the title, the letter to the king, the preface, the prologue, and the dramatis personnae.

I really like the comparison to Terence's Andria - which we recorded earlier this year.

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Post by Elizabby » December 11th, 2019, 2:07 am

I think idlike to read Isabella please.

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