FULL [PLAY] An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde - kit

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Post by Elizabby » June 28th, 2018, 11:14 pm

An Ideal Husband (Version 2) by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900).

The "Ideal Husband" of the title is Sir Robert Chiltern, with his equally upright wife Lady Chiltern. He has never committed a crime, never had a "past" and never bowed to corruption or influence - or so she thinks... The disreputable Mrs Cheveley is about to appear and try her hand at both politics and blackmail - can the Chilterns come through the encounter with both public and private honour intact? And what about Miss Mabel Chiltern's roguish beau, Lord Goring? What does he have to do with all of this?

Oscar Wilde's witty comedy of manners, trust and politics casts human nature in a typically pessimistic light. The main themes are blackmail, political corruption and the uses and abuses of power both in politics and in private life. (Summary by Beth Thomas)
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Post by Elizabby » June 28th, 2018, 11:27 pm

Until the MW appears (and even after), here is a quick summary of the parts, more or less in order of size. This is a comedy of manners and sexism, so gender matched claimants with roles please (unusually for me).

Please note "Mrs Cheveley" I would like pronounced in the English style "Cheeve-ly".

The Earl of Caversham, K.G. - claimed by Alan Mapstone
Lord Goring, his son. His Christian name is Arthur. - claimed by Rob Board
Sir Robert Chiltern, Bart., Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs - claimed by WiltedScribe
Lady Gertrude Chiltern, wife to Sir Robert Chiltern - claimed by Elizabby
Mrs. Laura Cheveley, blackmailer, Lady Chiltern's former schoolmate - claimed by bluechien (Eva)
Miss Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert Chiltern's sister - claimed by Leanne Yau

Lady Markby, a friend of the Chilterns
The Countess of Basildon, a friend of the Chilterns
Mrs. Marchmont, a friend of the Chilterns

Vicomte De Nanjac, Attaché at the French embassy in London (accent please, not necessarily French)
Mr. Montford, secretary to Sir Robert
Mason, butler to Sir Robert Chiltern
Phipps, butler to Lord Goring
James, footman to the Chilterns
Harold, footman to the Chilterns
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Post by RobBoard » June 28th, 2018, 11:44 pm

Claiming Lord Goring please.
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Post by Elizabby » June 28th, 2018, 11:48 pm

Gotcha! Thanks Rob!
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Post by leanneyauyau » June 28th, 2018, 11:49 pm

Mabel Chiltern please?
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Post by Elizabby » June 28th, 2018, 11:53 pm

Definitely! I'll add your name to the second post until we get a MW.
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Post by WiltedScribe » June 29th, 2018, 12:15 am

May I play Sir Robert Chiltern? :D
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Post by alanmapstone » June 29th, 2018, 12:20 am

Just to confirm that would like to claim the Earl of Caversham.
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Post by Elizabby » June 29th, 2018, 12:27 am

Thanks Tomas and Alan, adding you all in...
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Post by Kitty » June 29th, 2018, 12:29 am

Ok guys, I see there is a lot of traffic here already, so I figure you need a MW to get going ;) Since Todd is absent for the moment, (I'm sure he would have claimed it) I can MC this one :)

Be back soon...

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Post by Elizabby » June 29th, 2018, 12:32 am

Thanks Sonia! Can I interest you in any of the upper class ladies' roles? They are all comic characters and I think you could carry them off to great effect!

(I'm about to break for dinner so I'll try to fill in the MW later tonight.)
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Post by Kitty » June 29th, 2018, 12:38 am

Elizabby wrote:
June 29th, 2018, 12:32 am
Thanks Sonia! Can I interest you in any of the upper class ladies' roles? They are all comic characters and I think you could carry them off to great effect!
(I'm about to break for dinner so I'll try to fill in the MW later tonight.)
MW is ready :) I'll check the roles later on, I'm sure there is something I'd like to do.

Something else: this has to be named Version 2 somehow in the title, as there is already an older version in the catalogue. :hmm:

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Post by Elizabby » June 29th, 2018, 12:40 am

Doesn't that happen at cataloguing? The other version isn't currently on the server is it, so our files shouldn't be affected?

Only the final versions of the files will need v2 in them, I suppose...
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Post by Kitty » June 29th, 2018, 12:41 am

Elizabby wrote:
June 29th, 2018, 12:40 am
Doesn't that happen at cataloguing? The other version isn't currently on the server is it, so our files shouldn't be affected?
Only the final versions of the files will need v2 in them, I suppose...
yes, I didn't mean the file names, I meant the title. Nevermind, I guess we just have to remember it at cataloguing. But I think if you already put in (Version 2) after your title, this will be a good reminder.

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Post by Foon » June 29th, 2018, 1:13 am

May I play the Countess of Basildon? :D
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