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Post by Availle » March 7th, 2018, 12:01 am

This is not eligible, I'm sorry: We've already picked this back in April 2014.

I'm sure you can come up with something else! :D
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Post by Carolin » March 7th, 2018, 3:25 am

Ha ok. I cant bring you a different drama, im usually staying away from those :roll:

Ill compensate with poetry later :)
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Post by Carolin » March 7th, 2018, 9:15 am

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Post by smike » March 7th, 2018, 10:09 am

How about: Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim. Failing that, there's The Enchanted April by the same author.
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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2018, 1:25 am

The staff has picked for April - thanks for your suggestions. Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year.

The theme for next month will be

Movements


Seeing the #metoo movement, the American kids against guns, the push for Catalonian independence, Black Lives Matter, and many more, I thought we could have a month focusing on movements, revolutions, and other fights for freedom.

I am happy about all suggestions concerning revolutions/all sorts of rights movements/women's lib/sexual freedom/independence...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :D
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Post by Peter Why » April 1st, 2018, 2:32 am

Ava,
I'm not sure if this revolution is on too small a scale, but "The 12 pound look" in the fifth one-act play collection https://librivox.org/one-act-play-collection-005-by-various/ shows a lovely marital rebellion. (Don't use this as a summary, as it's a spoiler:) a rather dull, bullying husband encounters his previous wife, who escaped from him and is making a living as a typist. His current rather nervous and down-trodden wife encounters her and, in the last lines of the play, has started to think about escaping, herself.

If you use it, I'd summarise it something like: in this gentle comedy, a self-centred, bullying husband discovers a strong streak of rebellion in his wife.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 1st, 2018, 12:19 pm

I don't recall if this one has been used before, but Jailed for Freedom comes to mind

https://librivox.org/jailed-for-freedom-by-doris-stevens/
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Post by barbara2 » April 2nd, 2018, 10:58 pm

Easter, 1916:

https://librivox.org/easter-1916-by-william-butler-yeats/

Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

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Post by barbara2 » April 2nd, 2018, 11:15 pm

Andy Minter's reading of "The Song of the Shirt":

http://ia801409.us.archive.org/28/items/long_poems_003_librivox/song_of_the_shirt_hood_ajm_64kb.mp3

Wikipedia: [Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt"] was published anonymously in the Christmas edition of Punch in 1843 and quickly became a phenomenon, centering people’s attention not only on Mrs. Biddell's case, but on the conditions of workers in general. Though Hood was not politically radical, his work, like that of Charles Dickens, contributed to the general awareness of the condition of the working class which fed the popularity of trade unionism and the push for stricter labour laws.

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Post by Carolin » April 3rd, 2018, 12:15 am

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Post by Availle » April 3rd, 2018, 4:00 am

Thank you very much!

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Post by Availle » May 2nd, 2018, 4:11 am

The staff has picked for May - there were so many books, especially non-fiction that I had a hard time to choose! We'll have to do this some time again!
Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year.

The theme for next month will be

Travel!


I am happy about all suggestions concerning traveling / city trips / flights / vacations / space or time travel / your favourite destinations...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :D
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Post by Availle » May 5th, 2018, 12:09 am

Sounds like a great list, thanks Carolin! :D
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