Dramatic Reading (DR) Suggestions

Plays and other dramatic works
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Post by jessieyun0404 » November 1st, 2015, 10:57 pm

Anyone considering of doing this future si-fi book by Jules Verne as DR?

From the Earth to the Moon
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Post by SweetPea » November 2nd, 2015, 10:20 am

I actually made scripts of the first few chapters (months ago), just to see if it would make a good DR (I don't want to BC it, and I won't have space for a while anyway). I don't think there's a whole lot of dialogue, but probably enough for a DR. :)

Were you thinking of doing it once Michael Strogoff is done? I'd love to help!
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Post by jessieyun0404 » November 2nd, 2015, 3:14 pm

SweetPea wrote:I actually made scripts of the first few chapters (months ago), just to see if it would make a good DR (I don't want to BC it, and I won't have space for a while anyway). I don't think there's a whole lot of dialogue, but probably enough for a DR. :)

Were you thinking of doing it once Michael Strogoff is done? I'd love to help!
Yup. Thanks for your interest!
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Post by SweetPea » November 9th, 2015, 12:04 pm

The dramatic reading of Oliver Twist is on the launch pad. Lots of parts of various sizes left to claim! :)

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=58722

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Post by BillyShakespeare » November 22nd, 2015, 2:56 pm

thistlechick wrote:I'm not a fan of Shakespeare and would like to see more "contemporary" plays...

I'm willing to coordinate another one, if someone else is willing to edit =)
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Post by Hamlet » November 23rd, 2015, 11:39 am

I've got a web page (actually wordpress) where I'm attempting to put the complete surviving works of Thomas Dekker online. You could do any of these. As you can see, it's a work in progress, but may plays are complete. https://bradfilippone.wordpress.com/

The Shoemaker's Holiday and The Witch of Edmonton are already in progress as LibriVox projects though.

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Post by EstherbenSimonides » December 17th, 2015, 6:44 pm

I've started Jessica's First Prayer and Jessica's Mother:
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There are main male and female parts open. (And also very, very short parts.) :)
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » December 24th, 2015, 1:13 pm

I'm planning on starting a DR of The Spanish Brothers by Deborah Alcock soon. I'll be narrating, but I'm looking for a PL--and also to see if there's interest. It's about 2 brothers during the Spanish Reformation who want to find their father (who's been missing since before they can remember). I'll be making the three main male characters gender specific and everything else neutral. If anyone's interested please post here or PM me. The gutenberg book is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44262 Thanks! :)

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Post by SweetPea » December 24th, 2015, 1:44 pm

I'm interested. :)
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Post by JenniferFour » December 25th, 2015, 5:15 am

The teacup club is on Gutenberg. I skimmed it and it is virtually all dialogue. About 6-8 female voices.

Sorry, not volunteering, just bringing to your attention.


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Post by wib66 » December 26th, 2015, 4:12 pm

JenniferFour wrote:The teacup club is on Gutenberg. I skimmed it and it is virtually all dialogue. About 6-8 female voices.

Sorry, not volunteering, just bringing to your attention.


http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50751
A great suggestion which a couple of us are going to set up and run in the new year so look out for the launch.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 27th, 2015, 12:57 pm

This isn't so much a suggestion for a long DR as a general question about shorter pieces.

For the last weekly poetry project, some readers recorded the poem as a duet, and in some of Carolin's poetry volumes, short plays are included.

Where might the best place be to place something of that sort that wouldn't really fit conveniently in the next one-act plays collection? I can appreciate that the DR scenes and short story collection took a very long time to complete, and that opening another one would be a bit much for anyone to contemplate right now. It also seems like far too much work for the MC to catalogue as a stand-alone project, and I'm assuming that a DR short story could potentially hold up an entire short story collection. Is there a very obvious solution?

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Post by annise » December 27th, 2015, 1:28 pm

We have had similar things in the past which are presented to the collection as "finished products" for PLing - that is collected and edited
There are probably more examples but I can think of Christmas Carol duets, The English group and a Canadian group who got together , recorded something and submitted it to to an appropiate collection. And we've had a few family things done
But I have the feeling you want to do it in the forum :D . There is no way set up for this , it would require some creative juggling on things . So maybe come up with an idea of what you want to do and some thinking can be done ?

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 28th, 2015, 8:06 am

I hadn't thought about that, so thank you. I had just assumed that throwing it open to others on the forum would be easiest. Unluckily, my husband has no interest in recording, and I live abroad, where I couldn't really invite lots of locals to have a group recording session.

I had mentioned it on this forum as I thought it might interest readers who didn't want to commit to a longer project at the moment. Personally, I would be able to edit a shorter story/poem in the next month or two, but not a longer play (even assuming that I could launch a full play - I've only edited a one-act play so far), hence my preference for a single, short work.

Thank you again for the suggestions!

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Post by Elizabby » December 30th, 2015, 3:53 am

I still think the DR Scenes and Stories collection was a brilliant way to do it. The first few stories went in fine - there were just a few that dragged the chain a bit. Still, there's not exactly a rush on, so I still think that's the best way to work it out. I just feel sorry for the poor MC and overall BC who have to manage the MW!

Although given the variety of stories that ended up in there, I wonder if separate "children" and "general" DR collections might be the way to go next time. I think children's stories lend themselves well to DRs but I'm not sure that mixed with some rather dark dystopian short stories was truly ideal. JMO.

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