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Post Posted:: December 27th, 2014, 1:54 pm 

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Dear All
I have now set up the next collection of One Act Plays here

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=54802

Please go over to the thread for the collection if you wish to BC a one act play. I am limiting the collection to 10 plays as the last collection has taken 15 months to complete so I do not want to go beyond that as it becomes too big to manage.

Before you sign up please read the whole of the first thread so you understand how it all works and what you are responsible for as the BC to your own play.

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Post Posted:: July 21st, 2015, 11:01 pm 

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I'm posting this here in case somebody else would like to BC it.

Worke for cvtlers; or, A merry dialogue between sword, rapier and dagger, possibly by Thomas Heywood.

It's 11 pages, and the text of the play begins here:
https://archive.org/stream/workeforcvtlerso00heywuoft#page/36/mode/2up

I got quite excited about it until I learned that the date of death of the editor, Albert Forbes Sieveking, was 1951, which means it isn't PD for me. Perhaps fencers/armourers/combat historians elsewhere would be keen?

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2015, 1:12 pm 

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Hi! :D
It looks like there haven't been any Shakespearean Dialogues collections for a couple of years. Is anyone interested in starting a third one? I don't think I have the time to BC one right now, though maybe when my two plays are complete (they're both getting there) I might if someone would help me out. I think the last collections were pre-selected dialogues, with a different theme for each collection. I'm not sure I know enough Shakespeare to select enough dialogues (and I can't think of a good theme right now) but maybe if someone would co-BC it with me? This is just an idea, I'm not committing to BC anything right now. Or is anyone else interested in BC'ing another collection? Or is there a particular reason there hasn't been a collection for a while? I'd love to hear it if there is one :)
Another idea - I know someone wanted to do a Shakespeare Monologues collection. Do you think it would work if we combined them? As in, ten dialogues and ten monologues, or ten dialogues and however many monologues get submitted by the time all the dialogues are complete? (The monologues wouldn't have to be pre-selected). Is that completely not-going-to-work idea? :)

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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2015, 1:18 pm 

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I'd be interested in anything Shakespeare. :)

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Post Posted:: August 25th, 2015, 10:38 am 

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There is a Lord Dunsany short story, Blagdaross, that I think would make an fun Dramatic Reading, but it is only about 1700 words, so seems a bit short for a standalone project. Would it be appropriate for the One-Act plays collections, or are they just for, well, um, (OK, part of me feels silly for asking this) plays?

The story has little narration, it is set in a junk yard, with several pieces of junk reminiscing about their histories.

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Post Posted:: August 25th, 2015, 2:47 pm 

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Yes, the One Act Play collections have always been for plays.

There is a Dramatic Scene and Story collection which is almost finished - this sounds like the perfect piece to kick off the next one! ;) you'll have to ask Todd if he plans to do another one, or post in the DR Suggestions thread to see if anyone else is.

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Post Posted:: August 25th, 2015, 6:33 pm 

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Elizabby wrote:
Yes, the One Act Play collections have always been for plays.

There is a Dramatic Scene and Story collection which is almost finished - this sounds like the perfect piece to kick off the next one! ;) you'll have to ask Todd if he plans to do another one, or post in the DR Suggestions thread to see if anyone else is.


That sounds perfect . I felt a bit silly asking if the Plays collection was for Plays, but that is how you find things out! thanks for the help.

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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2015, 5:37 am 

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Dear All
I will shortly be setting up One Act Plays Collection 009 unless someone else has a burning desire to co ordinate it.

This is a good opportunity for anyone who would like to do a bit of editing and co-ordinate a play with support for any questions you may have. I am limiting the collection to 10 plays again as this is the most manageable.

Here is a list of previous plays so that you can start to think about whether you would like to set one up.

Please don't claim until I have set up the thread. Before you set up a play ensure you are prepared to take on the role of editor as it will be your responsibility to PL and edit your own play.

Also be prepared to take on a part in your own play if all the parts don't get taken by other readers. The last collection has taken almost 10 months and the one before took 15 months.

Here is the list of previous plays

Previous Collections
Plays already recorded in previous collections

One Act Play Collection 001 Author
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
A Marriage has been Arranged- Alfred Sutro
The Swan Song- Anton Chekhov
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Wurzel Flummery- A.A. Milne

One Act Play Collection 002 Author
Before Breakfast- Eugene O'Neill
The Buller Podington Compact- Frank Richard Stockton
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
How he Lied to her Husband- George Bernard Shaw
The Outside- Susan Glaspell
The Parlor Car- William D Howells
Riders to the Sea- John Millington Synge

One Act Play Collection 003 Author
Eugenically Speaking- Edward Goodman
The Pot Boiler- Alice Gerstenberg
A Good Woman- Arnold Bennet
The Sun- John Galsworthy
The Bear- Anton Chekov
The Tenor- Frank Wedekind
The Pretentious Young Ladies- Moliere
Lonesome Like- Harolod Brighouse
Enter the Hero- Theresa Helburn
A Proposal Under Difficulties- John Kendrick Bangs

One Act Play Collection 004 Author
The Bicyclers- John Kendrick Bangs
The Dark Lady of Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
Eolaus, A Dramatic Poem- James Allen
Fame and the Poet- Lord Dunsany
Is She His Wife- Charles Dickens
King Lear's Wife- Gordon bottomley
The Land of Heart's Desire- William butler Yeats
Mr Nightingale's Diary- Charles Dickens
The Stronger- August Strindberg
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Woman's Honor- Susan Glaspell

One Act Play Collection 005 Author
Abstraction- Basil Hall Chamberlain
The Constant Lover- St John Hankin
The Day of the Boomer Dukes- Frederik Pohl
Forgotten Souls- David Pinski
Overtones- Alice Gerstenberg
Supressed Desires- Susan Glaspell and George Cram
Tides- George Middleton
The Twelve Pound Look- J.M. Barrie
When Shades Assemble- Marjory Benton Cooke
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington

One Act Play Collection 006 Author
Madame Butterfly- David Belasco
The Hunting of the Snark- Lewis Carroll
Something to Vote For- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Sightless- Maurice Maeterlinck
Punch and Go- John Galsworthy
The Falcon- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Night At The Inn- Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany
A Midsummer Dance Dream- Anna Bird Stewart
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington
A Question of Sex- Arnold Bennett

One Act Play Collection 007 Author
The Stepmother- Arnold Bennett
The Woman Tamer Louis Esson
Dead Timber - Louis Esson
The Wedding - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Anniversary - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Grotesques- Cloyd Head
A Tragedian in Spite of Himself - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Slave With Two Faces - Mary Carolyn Davies
The Masque of the Two Strangers - Lady Alix Egerton
Fourteen - Alice Gerstenberg
Moonshine - Arthur Hopkins

One Act Play Collection 008 Author
The Hour Glass- WB Yeats
Human Nature- Floyd Dell
At a Garden Party- F Anstey
Not Smart - Wilbur Daniel Steele
Cinderella - Florence Bell
The Sacred Place - Louis Esson
The Second Story Man - Upton Sinclair
Daniel and the Devil - Eugene Field
The Pierrot of the Minute - Ernest Dowson
The Exchange - Althea Thurston

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2015, 10:08 am 

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Elizabby wrote:
Yes, the One Act Play collections have always been for plays.


However, we should note that in the current collection, "Daniel and the Devil" is a short story by Eugene Field converted to play form (I'm guessing by aradlaw).

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Post Posted:: December 30th, 2015, 4:01 pm 

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Dear All
I will shortly be setting up One Act Plays Collection 009 January 2016.

This is a good opportunity for anyone who would like to do a bit of editing and co-ordinate a play with support for any questions you may have. I am limiting the collection to 10 plays again as this is the most manageable.

Here is a list of links where you can find plays however please check if it has been done before in the list below as I would prefer not to duplicate in this collection.

Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36984

The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16435

Washington Square Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3068

Comtemporary One Act Plays http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37970

Voces Populi by F Anstey http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37597

King Arthur's Socks and Other Plays by Floyd Dell http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6587?msg=welcome_strangerNot PD for Europe/Australia

Project Gutenberg also has a list of many authors who have written one-act plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/One_Act_Plays_(Bookshelf)


Please don't claim on here
please wait until I have set up the thread. Before you set up a play ensure you are prepared to take on the role of editor as it will be your responsibility to PL and edit your own play.

There will be further instructions on the thread when I set it up. You can also go and look at the previous collection 008 to see how things work. See link below

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=54802

Also be prepared to take on a part in your own play if all the parts don't get taken by other readers. The last collection has taken almost 12 months and the one before took 15 months.

Here is a list of previous plays so that you can start to think about whether you would like to set one up

Previous Collections
Plays already recorded in previous collections

One Act Play Collection 001 Author
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
A Marriage has been Arranged- Alfred Sutro
The Swan Song- Anton Chekhov
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Wurzel Flummery- A.A. Milne

One Act Play Collection 002 Author
Before Breakfast- Eugene O'Neill
The Buller Podington Compact- Frank Richard Stockton
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
How he Lied to her Husband- George Bernard Shaw
The Outside- Susan Glaspell
The Parlor Car- William D Howells
Riders to the Sea- John Millington Synge

One Act Play Collection 003 Author
Eugenically Speaking- Edward Goodman
The Pot Boiler- Alice Gerstenberg
A Good Woman- Arnold Bennet
The Sun- John Galsworthy
The Bear- Anton Chekov
The Tenor- Frank Wedekind
The Pretentious Young Ladies- Moliere
Lonesome Like- Harolod Brighouse
Enter the Hero- Theresa Helburn
A Proposal Under Difficulties- John Kendrick Bangs

One Act Play Collection 004 Author
The Bicyclers- John Kendrick Bangs
The Dark Lady of Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
Eolaus, A Dramatic Poem- James Allen
Fame and the Poet- Lord Dunsany
Is She His Wife- Charles Dickens
King Lear's Wife- Gordon bottomley
The Land of Heart's Desire- William butler Yeats
Mr Nightingale's Diary- Charles Dickens
The Stronger- August Strindberg
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Woman's Honor- Susan Glaspell

One Act Play Collection 005 Author
Abstraction- Basil Hall Chamberlain
The Constant Lover- St John Hankin
The Day of the Boomer Dukes- Frederik Pohl
Forgotten Souls- David Pinski
Overtones- Alice Gerstenberg
Supressed Desires- Susan Glaspell and George Cram
Tides- George Middleton
The Twelve Pound Look- J.M. Barrie
When Shades Assemble- Marjory Benton Cooke
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington

One Act Play Collection 006 Author
Madame Butterfly- David Belasco
The Hunting of the Snark- Lewis Carroll
Something to Vote For- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Sightless- Maurice Maeterlinck
Punch and Go- John Galsworthy
The Falcon- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Night At The Inn- Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany
A Midsummer Dance Dream- Anna Bird Stewart
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington
A Question of Sex- Arnold Bennett

One Act Play Collection 007 Author
The Stepmother- Arnold Bennett
The Woman Tamer Louis Esson
Dead Timber - Louis Esson
The Wedding - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Anniversary - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Grotesques- Cloyd Head
A Tragedian in Spite of Himself - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Slave With Two Faces - Mary Carolyn Davies
The Masque of the Two Strangers - Lady Alix Egerton
Fourteen - Alice Gerstenberg
Moonshine - Arthur Hopkins

One Act Play Collection 008 Author
The Hour Glass- WB Yeats
Human Nature- Floyd Dell
At a Garden Party- F Anstey
Not Smart - Wilbur Daniel Steele
Cinderella - Florence Bell
The Sacred Place - Louis Esson
The Second Story Man - Upton Sinclair
Daniel and the Devil - Eugene Field
The Pierrot of the Minute - Ernest Dowson
The Exchange - Althea Thurston

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Post Posted:: December 31st, 2015, 6:45 pm 

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Not claiming, but posting this play for future reference.

In 1999 (Narrator, 2F, 1M)
https://archive.org/stream/in1999problempla00demi#page/n4/mode/1up

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Post Posted:: January 28th, 2016, 5:40 pm 
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The One Act Play collections, the next installment of which is expected shortly, lets you pick and BC and edit plays of your choice. Perfect way to learn the processes before running your own play, or bringing a beloved one act play you have always wanted to hear to life.

I'm going to offer a collection that is very different from that, where I'll be doing all the BC and editing (probably not turning down any volunteer help!) and all folks need to do is offer their voices. A couple of years ago I BC'd the plays by Dickens, several of which were in the One Act Play collections and the other couple standalone. I have now found a book of "Short Plays From Dickens for the Use of Amateur and School Dramatic Societies" https://archive.org/details/cu31924014524874 This book has 20 short (10-20 minute) plays pulled from scenes and dialogs in various books and other writings by Dickens, and I am going to offer the entire book of them. Soon.

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Post Posted:: February 27th, 2016, 6:35 pm 

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Just to let you all know that the One Act Play Collection 009 has been launched please head on over if you wish to BC a one act play.

Please make sure you read everything so you know what you are expected to do.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=60062

Come and have fun

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Post Posted:: March 21st, 2016, 3:18 am 

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(Re)posting this here to gauge the potential interest in a Shakespearean songs collection.

catrose wrote:
dvimont wrote:
Some tunes that I wrote for the songs in a few of Shakespeare's plays are now in the PUBLIC DOMAIN on the Internet Archive -- very suitable for use in LibriVox productions: https://archive.org/details/ShakespeareScores

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p.s.: As I was composing these, I got into the habit of making a "first take" recording within minutes after completing a song -- crude and unpolished, to be sure, but gives you an idea of what it might sound like in a production: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBpScZqJkjpfKeBRbqwmsFqJ_uqwizJpd

Maybe as a collection of Shakespeare's songs would be nice? Using this music and of course any other PD music to Shakespeare's words.

Note that some of the songs in my public-domain collection are collaborative in nature (either requiring ensemble singing or solo with instrumental accompaniment), but some are unaccompanied solos. (Putting together ensemble works can certainly be a challenge, but working in another non-LibriVox group I've developed some techniques for dealing with the challenges of creating an ensemble recording when participants are on opposite sides of the planet.)

Also, I haven't yet researched to see what other settings of Shakespeare songs there may be in the public domain!

Please reply in this thread (or via PM) if you have interest (or are simply curious, and would like to discuss).

THANKS!

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Post Posted:: March 21st, 2016, 3:41 am 

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You'd get a better response if you started a thread in the Suggestions forum, in my opinion. It's not really one act play planning. :)

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