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Post Posted:: June 16th, 2017, 3:54 pm 

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Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham (1576 - 1608).


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Cupid's Whirligig is a city comedy: a play in colloquial language dealing with the everyday life of London's citizens. A knight, Sir Timothy Troublesome, suspects his wife of cheating on him and, to prove that any children she bears are not his own, decides to 'geld' himself. Meanwhile, the young Lord Nonsuch dreams of bedding the knight's wife, and in disguise enters the Troublesomes' employ as a servant. Cupid descends from the heavens to cast a love spell on the citizens of London and, by the last act, one character loves another, who loves another, and so on until the last loves the first: a "Cupid's whirligig". The knight's faithful servant, Wages, hatches a plot to match each man with his proper wife. ( Rob Board)



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      • Project Code: nNI1gtv1

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Edward Sharpham) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Sharpham

      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupid's_Whirligig
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 58
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1607
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: London, jacobean, city comedy, children of the king's majesty's revels

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Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: June 16th, 2017, 3:54 pm 

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Family of Love is finished, so I am moving on to another city comedy.

If you're thinking about joining us on this project, you might like to know more about the characters. A star (*) before the name means the role is open - claim away!

WARNING: The only public domain version of the script I could find is this 1607 edition, which would be very difficult to read from directly due to the archaic spelling and punctuation. I have prepared a script with modern spellings based on a PD OCR version of the 1607 edition. Although I have made efforts to ensure the script matches the source, it is possible I have not caught every error. The readings will be proofed against the source, and I hope you will bear with me if I ask you to re-record a line or two if we catch any inconsistencies at the PL stage.


SCRIPTS

You can view Google Docs or Google Webpage versions of each act, whichever you prefer to read from.

ACT 1: Google Doc | Google webpage
ACT 2: Google Doc | Google webpage
ACT 3: Google Doc | Google webpage
ACT 4: Google Doc | Google webpage
ACT 5: Google Doc | Google webpage

As usual, I would prefer to keep the casting of the main roles gender specific. Some roles can be claimed by any reader. I will read Wages, and my niece and nephew will read the Boy and Scholars. A friend IRL is reading Nucome. I prefer not to allocate readers more than one role (if the project takes a very long time to complete, we can consider doubling-up later).


MALE ROLES

Sir Timothy Troublesome (Knight): 200 lines. The older male lead. A jealous knight who hatches a plans to foil his wife's supposed unfaithfulness by 'gelding' himself. His servant, Wages, tries to convince him Lady Troublesome is faithful, while another servant, Slacke (actually the Young Lord in disguise), argues for divorce because he secretly wants to wed the lady himself.

Young Lord Nonsuch [tomas]: 150 lines. A younger male and the villain of the piece. An arch manipulator, he spends much of the play in disguise (as "Slacke", a former soldier who becomes a servant of the Knight, and "Captain Woodley", a swaggering but cowardly officer). His main aim is to split up the Troublesomes so that he can seduce Lady Troublesome.

Nucome: 70 lines. A dim Welsh courtier. Has come to London to try at being a courtier, but is mocked for his unfashionable clothes and lack of bravery.

Master Correction: 30 lines. A stuffy, pedantic teacher.

Old Lord: 25 lines. Father of the young male lead. Plays the role of the nobleman who sets the scene for the play and presides over its denouement. Worried that his son, the Young Lord, is missing and presumed dead (in fact, he is in disguise, trying to woo Lady Troublesome)

Exhibition: 10 lines. An "inns-a-court man" (lawyer). Tries to woo Lady Troublesome but his legal gobbledegook doesn't get him very far.

Venter: <10 lines. An Alderman. Conversation parter of Old Lord Nonsuch. Concerned that his daughter, Nan, has gone missing (she is staying with Lady Troublesome).


FEMALE ROLES

The Lady Troublesome (Lady) [kitty]: 120 lines. The female lead. Wife to Sir Timothy (Knight). He incorrectly suspects her of infidelity. She forcefully defends her honour, and uses her wit to deflect the attentions of several men who try to tempt her from her husband.

Nan: 85 lines. Venter's daughter and an associate of Lady Troublesome. Falls for the Young Lord in his disguise as Slacke the soldier.

*Peg: 60 lines. Kinswoman to Lady Troublesome. Falls for Nucome the courtier.

Mistress Correction: 50 lines. The madame of a brothel. Married to the respectable Master Correction, but plans to divorce him and marry Wages.


MALE/FEMALE ROLES

Wages: 200 lines. The joint largest role. Ostensibly the Knight's servant and go-between, Wages behaves similarly to the fool in King Lear, often dispensing comedic advice. He is also the cleverest character, often spotting deceptions before everyone else.

Boy: 20 lines. Nucome's page.

Servingman: 13 lines. A servant of Mistress Peg and Lady Troublesome.

Four scholars: Four schoolboys. There are four different children, but it will work if one person reads them all.

Cupid: <5 lines, but all long speeches.

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Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.


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Post Posted:: June 16th, 2017, 4:52 pm 

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Hi Rob,

I was looking forward to this one since you first suggested it. I'd be more than happy to play the Young Lord Nonsuch, if not for the name alone. :lol: A villain who's always in disguise sounds too good to pass up!

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Rob would you think I would qualify as Lady Troublesome ?

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Post Posted:: June 16th, 2017, 4:58 pm 

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Kitty wrote:
Rob would you think I would qualify as Lady Troublesome ?

Sonia

I've just gone back in time to check and it turns out Sharpham wrote this role for you. It's yours.

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WiltedScribe wrote:
Hi Rob,

I was looking forward to this one since you first suggested it. I'd be more than happy to play the Young Lord Nonsuch, if not for the name alone. :lol: A villain who's always in disguise sounds too good to pass up!

Cracking! Thanks, chum.

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I'll set this up for you.

EDIT: Well, I set it up but the MW is showing the wrong number of sections and starting with number 0 rather than 1. I have asked for help.... Stay tuned.

ANOTHER EDIT: Okay, I got rid of section 0 (which you can't do, Rob) and started adding sections (which you can do, Rob). Actually, Rob, you will have to Add Sections if you want more than 20 sections tonight cuz I'm having very slow wireless and it is taking too long to refresh between section adds for me to stay awake....

Thanks, Todd

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Post Posted:: June 17th, 2017, 1:25 am 
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RobBoard wrote:
I've just gone back in time to check and it turns out Sharpham wrote this role for you. It's yours.

:mrgreen: great then.

Oh and I know you prefer to PL the roles yourself, but I can volunteer to PL the final acts again, if you have nobody lined up yet. I'm also fine with tackling ancient script and long 's' that looks like 'f', if need be.

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Post Posted:: June 17th, 2017, 1:39 am 

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Kitty wrote:

Oh and I know you prefer to PL the roles yourself, but I can volunteer to PL the final acts again, if you have nobody lined up yet. I'm also fine with tackling ancient script and long 's' that looks like 'f', if need be.

Sonia


Thanks, Sonia. I was hoping you would volunteer for this. Because of the errors we found last time I think we should PL from the original script. If you could PL the parts I am editing myself that would be good: Wages, Master/Mistress Correction, Boy, Scholars.

In the reading script, I have made all the spellings modern because otherwise I think it would be difficult for people to recognise some of the words as they move through the script at normal reading speed. I think if the pronunciation is a little different than you would expect from the original script, that will be OK as long as it is the same word. But if you hear a word that appears to have a totally different meaning from that in the script, please flag that.

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RobBoard wrote:
Thanks, Sonia. I was hoping you would volunteer for this. Because of the errors we found last time I think we should PL from the original script. If you could PL the parts I am editing myself that would be good: Wages, Master/Mistress Correction, Boy, Scholars.

sure, will do

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In the reading script, I have made all the spellings modern because otherwise I think it would be difficult for people to recognise some of the words as they move through the script at normal reading speed. I think if the pronunciation is a little different than you would expect from the original script, that will be OK as long as it is the same word. But if you hear a word that appears to have a totally different meaning from that in the script, please flag that.

ok, understood. I prefer modern spelling as well LOL

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Could I read for Cupid please? If you think the role is suited to a woman's voice?

(Also if you are not in too much of a hurry, as I have a shocking cold at the moment and can't record probably for the rest of this month.)

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Elizabby wrote:
Could I read for Cupid please? If you think the role is suited to a woman's voice?

(Also if you are not in too much of a hurry, as I have a shocking cold at the moment and can't record probably for the rest of this month.)

Thanks, and no worries about any delay. We all know how many months these things take! Get better soon.

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May I read the old lord.
I may as well act my age!

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alanmapstone wrote:
May I read the old lord.
I may as well act my age!

Thanks, Alan!

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Hi, I'm happy with any female role you feel would suit :)

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