Dramatic Reading (DR) Suggestions

Plays and other dramatic works
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alanmapstone
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Post by alanmapstone » July 20th, 2016, 1:13 am

Anything by Walter Scott will be long, probably why he is not read nowadays. Scott wrote for a readership that had almost infinite leisure time.
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Post by aaronml » July 21st, 2016, 1:31 pm

No doubt... :roll:
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » July 21st, 2016, 1:36 pm

I think something by Walter Scott would be fun, but many of the characters talk in monologues, which mean you could have upwards of 10 minutes of talking per chapter. There's 44 chapters, around 30 minutes each, which would end up in a very long project! It'd be a major undertaking. :D All that said it would still be fun if there were enough people interested!

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Post by Elizabby » September 12th, 2016, 9:02 pm

I'm preparing to launch "The Phoenix and the Carpet" which is the 2nd book in E Nesbit's "Psammead" trilogy and the sequel to "Five Children and It". I will BC and narrate, but I will need an editor for it and a DPL would be lovely as well.

The script preparation is done, so this project will launch soon after "Rilla of Ingleside" wraps up - probably early October. Please PM with expressions of interest in editing and DPLing only thanks - no character claims unless you are also willing to do some of the "backstage" work! ;)

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 24th, 2016, 9:18 pm

I'm looking for an editor/editors (as well as a DPL) for the future dramatic reading of Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott. It's a children's story which follows up her classic Little Women.
  • There are 21 chapters in all.
  • Average word count per chapter is approximately 5,000; some as short as 2,000, others as long as 7,000.
  • The project will be ready to begin as soon as Under the Lilacs is finished, which only lacks the spot PLing of one chapter.
Please post if you're interested! :)

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Post by SweetPea » October 24th, 2016, 10:39 pm

SC and I are eagerly awaiting it! :thumbs:
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » October 25th, 2016, 5:29 am

I'd be totally interested! :)

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 25th, 2016, 6:44 am

AdeledePignerolles wrote:I'd be totally interested! :)
...! :shock: Yaaaaay!! :mrgreen: Awesome, Adele!! :clap: I'll have you signed up for editor when it starts! Thank you soooo much!! :D

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Post by Kangaroo692 » October 25th, 2016, 7:44 am

Do you have someone to PL parts? If you don't I'd be happy to. I can also help with editing.

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 26th, 2016, 6:15 am

Kangaroo692 wrote:Do you have someone to PL parts? If you don't I'd be happy to. I can also help with editing.
No, I don't, but that would be great!! :D Thank you so much, Joey!! :D I'll have you signed up as editor and to PL parts. :)

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Post by toadoftoadhall » October 27th, 2016, 8:56 am

Great! I look forward to volunteering for a role! It is a wonderful book.

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Post by Twinkle88 » October 27th, 2016, 9:12 am

I love to hear that! :wink: Thank you! It's one of my favorites (...but I feel like I've been saying that a lot :hmm: ). :)

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » November 12th, 2016, 11:56 am

Oh, please, wouldn't someone coordinate the other books in the Scarlet Pimpernel series? I just listened to the DR of "The Scarlet Pimpernel". It's fabulous! I don't have time/room to coordinate it, but I'd love to help out if someone would do it! (The next one in the series is I Will Repay)

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Post by wildemoose » November 14th, 2016, 3:04 pm

I know there's a lot of Louisa May Alcott going on right now, but I have the marked-up text for An Old-Fashioned Girl all completed if anyone wants to take that up in the future. It's probably not something I will have the bandwidth to BC any time soon.

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Post by SweetPea » November 14th, 2016, 3:16 pm

Yes, there seems to be a lot of interest in Alcott DRs recently (not that there's anything wrong with that!) I think Trotsa was planning to BC An Old Fashioned Girl at some point, so if she hasn't done any text prep she would probably be quite pleased to be able to use yours.
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