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Post Posted:: September 4th, 2017, 7:11 am 
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If anyone is thinking of doing more Pinero, could I suggest one of his more serious plays The Second Mrs Tanqueray. This is about the narrow minded and hypocritical Victorian attitudes to a "woman with a past". It has similarities to Wilde's A Woman of No Importance.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Mrs_Tanqueray

Launched. Very different from the farces!

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Post Posted:: September 11th, 2017, 7:01 pm 

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If anyone is interested, there are three "Boy Scout" plays listed in the the Boy Scout Literature section of the wiki.

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 3:38 pm 
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I'm getting ready to follow Dandy Dick with another Pinero farce, The Cabinet Minister.

Unfortunately I have not found more translated Dumas plays - The Tower of Nestle that I found in English seems more like a pageant than a play. I'd also love to find a PD translated Verne play, but have only found French and a new non-PD English one....

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 4:47 pm 
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I went through the forum a week ago and found about 75 open roles in the 11 [OPEN] plays, and about 80 roles in the 5 [OPEN] DRs (with half of those being in Monte Cristo).

A question for all of you: how do we get more people involved in Dramatic Works, both plays and Dramatic Readings? Can folks jump in with their thoughts?
* We have tried guilt - holding cleanup months trying to get people to jump on to older offerings so we can finish them off and get them cataloged. Or having a dedicated topic set up as a reminder about our long running offerings - sorta like our Orphans thread but more for the senior citizens. Sometimes these seem to work for a while.
* Many of us "advertise" dramatic works in our signature lines. Mine is probably not very effective in getting new people becuz I don't get involved in enough projects outside this forum for new people to see it. But maybe the signature line is becoming less effective since everyone starts to ignore the signatures - just like ignoring ads at other websites?
* At the beginning of the year I made the assumption that offering more plays would help so there would be more choice available in this forum just as there is in the Book or Short Item forums. And so I have been running ragged running multiple plays at one time. I have seen a number of wonderful new contributors throughout the year, and the plays seem to have filled and finished quickly (I am also rabid about orphaning roles at the 2 month point) so maybe this is being effective? On the other hand, there are still 30 open parts in these plays....
* We also have short plays available for folks that don't want to commit to a long play or DR role - but the current one act collection seems to be running on for a long time as well.

What are your thoughts about this?

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Post Posted:: October 6th, 2017, 4:45 pm 
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Since The Physician in Spite of Himself just finished, I launched another Moliere: Love is the Best Doctor.

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Post Posted:: October 7th, 2017, 1:03 am 

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There is a collection of four short plays by Lord Dunsany, called "Of Gods and Men" which is on Gutenberg but we don't have it here. The plays are related, and slightly too long to be done as part of the "One Act Plays" collection so I'd recommend doing it as a standalone book.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11283

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Post Posted:: October 7th, 2017, 3:51 am 
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Elizabby wrote:
There is a collection of four short plays by Lord Dunsany, called "Of Gods and Men" which is on Gutenberg but we don't have it here. The plays are related, and slightly too long to be done as part of the "One Act Plays" collection so I'd recommend doing it as a standalone book.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11283

Yes, could treat it sorta like a four act play. I'll take a look when I have a moment...

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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2017, 8:47 pm 

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I'm thinking of launching The Gamester by Edward Moore as my next play, and this time around I'd like to rely on my source text rather than Google Docs. There's a version of Project Gutenberg that I'd like to use: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16267

This version is based on a reprint published in July, 1948, but the play itself is in the public domain, and the BibRec states that it's PD in the US. So is it OK, or do I have to find another version?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! :)

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Post Posted:: November 13th, 2017, 10:09 am 

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WiltedScribe wrote:
This version is based on a reprint published in July, 1948, but the play itself is in the public domain, and the BibRec states that it's PD in the US. So is it OK, or do I have to find another version?


In theory, if, when reprinting it, the publisher changed it in any way -- say, modernizing some of the 18th century language -- then, boom, you have a new copyrightable work. However, the introduction implies that they did nothing like that, and reprinted the PD work exactly as Moore had written it. In which case, we're OK.

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Post Posted:: November 13th, 2017, 10:15 am 
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Also, we trust PG to do their homework. If they say it is PD in the US in the Bibrec tab, then it's good enough for us! :)

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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2017, 5:32 pm 
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I went through the forum this evening and found about 60 open roles in the 8 [OPEN] plays, and about 70 roles in the 4 [OPEN] DRs. Not much different from at the end of September.

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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2017, 11:22 am 
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A play "The Death of Marlowe" is at the end of The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21262

It is introduced with-
"Mr. R. H. Horne's noble and pathetic tragedy, The Death of Marlowe (originally published in 1837), one of the few dramatic pieces of the present century that will have any interest for posterity."

I am not sure how posterity feels about it, but I am interested. :wink:

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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2017, 1:43 pm 

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Looks interesting, and probably short enough for the One Act Play collection? The current one has a few slots still open.

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Post Posted:: November 30th, 2017, 9:12 am 
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I don't think I am up for working on a play right now. If anyone wants to do it, please do. Thanks for pointing the one-act possibiliy.

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