COMPLETE[PLAY]The Double Dealer by Congreve - thw

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ToddHW
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Post by ToddHW » May 17th, 2020, 9:32 am

The Double Dealer by William Congreve (1670 - 1729).

"This remarkable melodrama [The Double Dealer] - for a comedy it can scarcely be called... Is it possible to imagine a more inextricable tangle? No human brain can keep the threads clear for two consecutive minutes.... What wonder if audiences were at first baffled and fatigued by the effort to follow the outs and ins of this Labyrinthine plot. Well may Lord Touchwood say: 'I am confounded when I look back, and want a clue to guide me through the various mazes of unheard-of treachery.' " ( William Archer, editor, 1912)
  • This play is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-double-dealer-by-william-congreve/

    Another Congreve, a tangled mess of, well, dealing and double dealing; Probably even some triple dealing thrown in for good measure. Gender neutral of course just to ensure everything is thoroughly mixed up.

    I will attempt yet again to play a character vainly trying to control errant wife Kitty; hopefully she will take some time off from her various dalliances to be your ever faithful DPL.

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      • Project Code: B4WOdBC2
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (William Congreve) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Congreve
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 62
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1694
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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by ej400 » May 17th, 2020, 9:58 am

Can I please claim Mellefont?

This one looks good. Two going after the lady, one is evil, the other promised to take her hand. Who gets her?

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Post by alanmapstone » May 17th, 2020, 10:01 am

Can I play Lord Touchwood?
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Post by alanmapstone » May 17th, 2020, 10:14 am

Hi Todd
Can I change my mind and play Lord Froth?
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Post by mightyfelix » May 17th, 2020, 10:37 am

Intriguing! If it's that confusing to watch, imagine how it will be for dear Kitty, hearing everything out of order!

I'll play Lady Froth, please.

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Post by Kitty » May 17th, 2020, 10:50 am

mightyfelix wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 10:37 am
Intriguing! If it's that confusing to watch, imagine how it will be for dear Kitty, hearing everything out of order!
thanks for claiming !

I am used to hearing things out of order. My brain somehow stores it away and rearranges it all in order :mrgreen: (but I am always amazed at how cool we all sound together in the end when I hear the final result)

DPL list updated, and yes, I am looking forward to bossing around my long-suffering husband, as long as he wants (or can) keep up with me. :lol:

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 17th, 2020, 11:29 am

Brisk sounds like a delightful part, so I'd love to give him a go!
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Post by fsurget » May 17th, 2020, 12:28 pm

I hope you are all fine and keep smiling...

May I claim Careless ?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 17th, 2020, 3:54 pm

If someone will give me the correct pronunciation of "qui vult decipi decipiatur", I wouldn't mind playing the villain Maskwell.

With the work at my DC starting to wind back to pre-coronavirus levels ... this coming week will be the first consisting of less than six working days in some time ... I hope to get my backlog all recorded.


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Post by ToddHW » May 17th, 2020, 5:21 pm

kwee vult day-chee-pee day-chee-pee-ah-tour is my guess. But hey, you're the villain. You get to mange the language as badly as you would mange somebody who tried to thwart your nefarious plans!

DC? District constabulary? As in "A Policeman's lot is not a happy one"? Does not seem compatible with successful evil villainhood....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 17th, 2020, 6:57 pm

ToddHW wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 5:21 pm
kwee vult day-chee-pee day-chee-pee-ah-tour is my guess. But hey, you're the villain. You get to mange the language as badly as you would mange somebody who tried to thwart your nefarious plans!
oh-nay et-sway, oss-bay.

(Somewhere, Kitty just channelled Scooby-Doo .... "Huhhhhh?!" :help: )
ToddHW wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 5:21 pm
DC? District constabulary? As in "A Policeman's lot is not a happy one"? Does not seem compatible with successful evil villainhood....
Me? A police officer?! Did I just cause you to search your conscience, Todd? :lol:

No, I'm not a policeman. DC stands for "Distribution Centre". Truck Driver, Turret Driver and sometime Storeman.

BTW, they're called PACs and PDs in New South Wales ("Police Area Command" and "Police District").


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Post by silverquill » May 17th, 2020, 8:53 pm

If I can find me a sword, I'd be glad to read Lord Touchwood.
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