Dramatic Reading (DR) Suggestions

Plays and other dramatic works
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toadoftoadhall
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Post by toadoftoadhall » December 18th, 2017, 10:37 am

Great! I would love to be notified when the parts are available!

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Post by Twinkle88 » December 18th, 2017, 6:42 pm

Sure! :) I'll be sending out PM's when it starts.

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Post by Elizabby » December 20th, 2017, 3:41 am

I like DPLing the finished product, you can put me down for that!
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Post by Twinkle88 » December 21st, 2017, 9:29 am

Thank you, Beth!! :) I will do that!
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Post by GilmoreDon » January 16th, 2018, 3:38 pm

I have a suggestion for a dramatic reading. How about "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum? I heard a Librivox reading of it a while back and fell in love with it.

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Post by LikeManyWaters » January 16th, 2018, 9:38 pm

The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12931

Roberta Carruthers, daughter of an American soldier and a French marquise, is returning to the home of her father in Tennessee after his death in the Great War. Upon reaching New York she realizes that her Uncle, a woman-hater, has confused the genders of her and her small crippled brother Pierre. In order to please her Uncle and ensure the medical treatment of Pierre, she becomes "Robert" Carruthers, his nephew. From her new identity she secures supplies for France, has many hilarious close-calls, and manages to fall in love with the Governor, whom she also saves from conspiracy.

Main Characters

Roberta, Marquise de Grez and Bye / "Robert" Carruthers / Narrator
Governor Williamson Faulkner
Uncle General Robert Carruthers
Buzz Clendenning
Capitaine, le Count Armond de Lasselles
Patricia Whitworth
Sue Tomlinson

And many others...

I think this would make a great DR. :) I am new to the forum, but have listened for years. So I'm hoping someone who has more experience coordinating these things would be interested. Such great volunteers have made awesome productions here & this would be a fun one. The other Maria Thompson Daviess dramatic reading (The Heart's Kingdom) that is available led me to read the rest of her novels and this one strikes me as being perfect for a DR.
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Post by Elizabby » January 17th, 2018, 6:28 pm

GilmoreDon wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 3:38 pm
I have a suggestion for a dramatic reading. How about "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum? I heard a Librivox reading of it a while back and fell in love with it.
Here's the book, for anyone who wants to look. I don't have space to BC another project, but I can help make scripts if anyone is interested in this. I'm on a bit of a Frank Baum kick at the moment! He writes great dialogue and fast-paced books!

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/520

The whole thing is 30,000 words, so not as long as the 22 chapters makes it look! We could do it for Christmas 2018! ;)
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Post by toadoftoadhall » February 5th, 2018, 5:29 pm

Hello everyone! I have prepared a script for a dramatic reading of "The Gospel of St. Luke." Although I do not have the time to BC this project myself, if anyone is interested I would be more than happy to send them the script.

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Post by annise » February 5th, 2018, 5:53 pm

You need to say what version you have used before anyone could consider something like this , not all versions are PD.

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Post by toadoftoadhall » February 6th, 2018, 11:14 am

It is the Douay-Rheims version which was published in 1582.

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Post by linny » February 6th, 2018, 3:27 pm

GilmoreDon wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 3:38 pm
I have a suggestion for a dramatic reading. How about "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum? I heard a Librivox reading of it a while back and fell in love with it.
This is cute. I'm working on scripts now. Tons of little characters I'm looking to combine. It's VERY narrator intensive but I agree, it will be a fun DR.

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Post by GilmoreDon » February 6th, 2018, 3:42 pm

linny wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 3:27 pm
GilmoreDon wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 3:38 pm
I have a suggestion for a dramatic reading. How about "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum? I heard a Librivox reading of it a while back and fell in love with it.
This is cute. I'm working on scripts now. Tons of little characters I'm looking to combine. It's VERY narrator intensive but I agree, it will be a fun DR.
:clap: Let me know when it's ready to go. I'd love to do Ak.

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Post by benderca » February 12th, 2018, 1:36 pm

LikeManyWaters wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 9:38 pm
The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12931

Roberta Carruthers, daughter of an American soldier and a French marquise, is returning to the home of her father in Tennessee after his death in the Great War. Upon reaching New York she realizes that her Uncle, a woman-hater, has confused the genders of her and her small crippled brother Pierre. In order to please her Uncle and ensure the medical treatment of Pierre, she becomes "Robert" Carruthers, his nephew. From her new identity she secures supplies for France, has many hilarious close-calls, and manages to fall in love with the Governor, whom she also saves from conspiracy.

...I think this would make a great DR. :) I am new to the forum, but have listened for years. So I'm hoping someone who has more experience coordinating these things would be interested. Such great volunteers have made awesome productions here & this would be a fun one. The other Maria Thompson Daviess dramatic reading (The Heart's Kingdom) that is available led me to read the rest of her novels and this one strikes me as being perfect for a DR.
I just took a look at some sections of The Daredevil and I'm intrigued. If we did it as a dramatic reading, I'd be interested in narrating (Roberta, Marquise de Grez and Bye / "Robert" Carruthers / Narrator), unless LikeManyWaters wanted to read that part. I wouldn't want to go solo or BC it, though. Dramatic readings are more fun :D. I wouldn't want to start until after I've finished my current commitments and I'd need to do it gradually. Anybody else interested?

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Post by mightyfelix » February 12th, 2018, 10:45 pm

benderca wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 1:36 pm
I just took a look at some sections of The Daredevil and I'm intrigued. If we did it as a dramatic reading, I'd be interested in narrating (Roberta, Marquise de Grez and Bye / "Robert" Carruthers / Narrator), unless LikeManyWaters wanted to read that part. I wouldn't want to go solo or BC it, though. Dramatic readings are more fun :D. I wouldn't want to start until after I've finished my current commitments and I'd need to do it gradually. Anybody else interested?
I'd be interested in participating, but I'm not willing to take it on as BC.

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Post by benderca » February 13th, 2018, 2:10 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 10:45 pm
benderca wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 1:36 pm
I just took a look at some sections of The Daredevil and I'm intrigued. If we did it as a dramatic reading, I'd be interested in narrating (Roberta, Marquise de Grez and Bye / "Robert" Carruthers / Narrator), unless LikeManyWaters wanted to read that part. I wouldn't want to go solo or BC it, though. Dramatic readings are more fun :D. I wouldn't want to start until after I've finished my current commitments and I'd need to do it gradually. Anybody else interested?
I'd be interested in participating, but I'm not willing to take it on as BC.
Excellent! That's three...
I could make the scripts -- I already prepared the scripts for the first three chapters and there is a lot of dialogue. Great for a DR.
...and my daughter can read "ten year old Roberta."

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