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Post by mightyfelix » August 3rd, 2020, 12:47 pm

ktaylor07 wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:25 pm
I'd like to volunteer to BC the following 1 act play for Collection 14:

Title and author: “The Bloomer Costume; or The Figure of Fun” by Edward Stirling
PD text link: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.aa0010535268&view=2up&seq=84
Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known: (Not Wikipedia but does have correct bio) http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/adaptations/stirling.html Edward Stirling (1809-1894)
* Link to title on Wikipedia
Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have: 6
Original publication date: 1851
The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!
Stage Directions
Christopher Cockles, a Showman
Nobby Nick, his assistant
Joseph Jumps, a Tailor – false and fickle
Miss Patty Bailey, a Victim of Circumstance and the Bloomer Costume (listed as “Martha” in the script’s Cast List for some reason)
Miss Eliza Todd, a Baker’s Daughter
This is all the information we need, but you should post it in the thread for the collection itself, not in this thread. :)

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Post by ktaylor07 » August 4th, 2020, 4:21 am

mightyfelix wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:47 pm
ktaylor07 wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:25 pm
I'd like to volunteer to BC the following 1 act play for Collection 14:

Title and author: “The Bloomer Costume; or The Figure of Fun” by Edward Stirling
PD text link: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.aa0010535268&view=2up&seq=84
Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known: (Not Wikipedia but does have correct bio) http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/adaptations/stirling.html Edward Stirling (1809-1894)
* Link to title on Wikipedia
Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have: 6
Original publication date: 1851
The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!
Stage Directions
Christopher Cockles, a Showman
Nobby Nick, his assistant
Joseph Jumps, a Tailor – false and fickle
Miss Patty Bailey, a Victim of Circumstance and the Bloomer Costume (listed as “Martha” in the script’s Cast List for some reason)
Miss Eliza Todd, a Baker’s Daughter
This is all the information we need, but you should post it in the thread for the collection itself, not in this thread. :)
Okay, sorry. I'll move the info there.

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Post by TriciaG » October 31st, 2020, 12:56 pm

I've found a one-act farce that might be fun to record in a Zoom meeting. It has 5 male characters, 1 female, and 1 narrator. Here it is in a Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTv5SjyAkYHDwojSOwkv-uynzWB_nSH9y1BeOvuQMaocF1Q9Ton-GzgSLqWlfLtc1GmjbnqLvriR03O/pub

I'm willing to oversee it on the Zoom call and edit it afterward (I've done it before with in-person one-act play readings. These things DO require editing afterward - all the chuckles, outtakes, side comments that inevitably come in.)

It says the play runs about 45 minutes, but with setting up volume levels, outtakes, and other delays, it could easily run into the 2-3 hour range to do it. I'd like to do it during the day, on a weekday, maybe 9-12 or 10a-1p EST.

The play takes place in Britain, but only one character has much cockney in his lines. Whoever plays him will have to be halfway reasonable with that accent.

If you're interested in doing this, you'll need to be halfway comfortable with Zoom - setting up your microphone for it and adjusting the volume, perhaps, to try to match others, and being able to read from the script while in Zoom.

If the readers are OK with it, I'm OK having others in attendance; they'd have to mute their mics when we are reading the lines, though, and maybe turn off their video, so we're only seeing the readers so as not to be so nervous. ;)

So... how do I do this? Do I just set a date, take claims, and run it from there? :hmm:

*Cross-posting this in the Zoom Discussion thread.*
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories
Gospel of Matthew: Matthew, YLT

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Post by TriciaG » November 9th, 2020, 8:49 am

OK, here's the plan for the Zoom reading:

Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 am Eastern Time (15:00 GMT). We'll read "together" on Zoom, but use headphones (so as not to bleed sound) and have Audacity open to record our own individual parts. Afterward, send those Audacity recordings to me, unedited.

The video recording of Zoom has a bit where I explain what's going on, starting near 14:00 to about 25:30 https://youtu.be/77c5BcfqXR4?t=849

I'm still looking for someone to record Whitewash, Ferguson, and Agatha. Let me know! 8-)

(The Zoom Discussion thread is here, starting somewhere in the middle of our discussion on this project: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=83012&start=150 )

EDIT to add: oh, and we will NOT be recording the video of this meeting. The only people who will see you (if you activate a video camera) are the other readers.
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Adventure/Travel: Across Mongolian Plains
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Adult dog stories: Best Dog Stories
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 6th, 2020, 3:29 pm

Here's an amusing one-act play from 1870 called "A Photographic Fix"

https://archive.org/details/photographicfixo00hayf

Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
APOD

Victor J Daley George Essex Evans Roderic Quinn Mary Hannay Foott Marie E. J. Pitt James Hebblethwaite Shaw Neilson

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Post by ToddHW » December 26th, 2020, 6:08 am

I have started Collection 015.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=84428

Thanks, Todd

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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 5th, 2021, 2:26 pm

Ran across a fun little one act earlier today - I'm not much of an editor and don't quite feel equipped to BC a play myself just yet, but figured I'd post it here in case anyone is on the hunt. Young love with a rather silly spooky story at the centre.

The Ghost Story, by Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946)
Published 1922

https://archive.org/details/ghoststoryoneactplay00tarkiala/page/n5/mode/2up

George pays a last-minute visit to his dear friend Anna, an exceedingly popular young woman, intending to ask her a very important question...only to be rudely interrupted by a gaggle of her friends and admirers. Perhaps he can scare them off with a ghost story...

10 characters, but most just serve as a peanut gallery of sorts. Could take a little work to edit / assign lines, as there are quite a few spots where multiple characters talk over each other / as a chorus - plus when the lights go out, character names in the script are replaced by descriptions like "A Youth's Voice", "Another Girl's Voice", etc. Although, the scan does have someone's penciled-in notes of which voice could belong to which character, in case you need a guide :wink:

I'd be happy to claim a role and/or PL/DPL as needed if anyone decides to adopt this one.

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