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Post by Elizabby » December 26th, 2016, 2:47 pm

I made a script for "Looking Glass" a while ago if anyone wants it.

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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2017, 2:57 am

All for Love; Or, The World Well Lost: A Tragedy by John Dryden
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2062

The Beggar's Opera; to Which is Prefixed the Musick to Each Song by John Gay
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25063

those two have been wished-for two or three times over in book suggestions already, so im posting here again :)
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Post by Elizabby » January 2nd, 2017, 6:15 am

Carolin wrote:All for Love; Or, The World Well Lost: A Tragedy by John Dryden
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2062
This looks interesting. I will plan to BC it soon, if someone is willing to edit it. (PM me please to discuss.)

Interesting read so far! Reminds me of Shakespeare in style.

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Post by ToddHW » January 2nd, 2017, 11:58 am

I will edit (and MC) if you wish.

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Post by Elizabby » January 2nd, 2017, 12:53 pm

Thanks Todd! That would be great! I'm at the beach this week, I plan to get home and launch on Thursday night, my time.

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 2nd, 2017, 1:12 pm

Yay! I'm glad All for Love will be getting the LV treatment. I read it a year ago for a university class, and it's a lovely, poetic treatment of the Antony and Cleopatra story---one that's also far less hectic than Shakespeare's (though Shakespeare's language is undoubtedly superior). I had actually been eyeing it as potentially my first play to BC here, but I guess I was beaten to the punch. :P

Coincidentally, I also read The Beggar's Opera for that class, and it's definitely a notable omission in our catalogue, what with it being the basis for Brecht's Threepenny Opera and all. But as a ballad opera, it would be a major undertaking, since ideally every air would be sung. :shock:
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Post by ToddHW » January 2nd, 2017, 2:25 pm

Beggar's Opera doesn't have to be sung, which would be a very daunting effort. It could be purely the words. We're doing that with some Gilbert's now....

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Post by Carolin » January 6th, 2017, 6:30 am

The Goddess of Reason by Mary Johnston
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53817

i didnt read it, but the title, cover, and frontispiece attracted me :)
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Post by Carolin » January 6th, 2017, 6:41 am

there is also this little play that just came out on gutenberg:

The Dolls on Dress Parade by Effa E. Preston
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53786
dramatis personae

Child—Little girl in ordinary dress.
Shop Woman—Taller girl, dark dress, white apron.
Guests—Any number girls.
Soldier Doll—Boy in scout or soldier suit.
Rag Dolls—Girls in blue gingham dresses and bonnets—very limp.
French Doll—Girl with curls, big hat, ruffled dress.
Farmer Doll—Boy in overalls, big straw hat.
Paper Doll—Child in crepe paper costume.
Baby Doll—Very small girl—long white dress and cap.
Sailor Doll—Boy in sailor suit.
Collapsible Dolls—Children in red rompers and caps.
Japanese Doll—Dark girl in bright kimono, slippers, fan.
Dutch Doll—Girl in blue dress, white apron and cap, wooden shoes.
Indian Doll—Dark child in Indian suit.
Eskimo Doll—Plump child—one-piece pajama suit covered with cotton to represent fur, hood attached.
Old Doll—Child with uncombed hair, torn, soiled dress.
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Post by Carolin » January 30th, 2017, 5:08 am

I have collected the old drama suggestions off the general book suggestions forum, merged them all together into one thread and added that thread to this one. so please have a look at the first 7 or 8 pages of this thread to revisit the oldest suggestions :D
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Post by annise » January 30th, 2017, 5:21 am

sal_armele wrote:[PLAY] Charley's Aunt by Walter Brandon Thomas

OK, Plautus is too much.
How about Charley's Aunt.
A stage play at the turn of the last century.
Very popular at the time.
Always a pleasure.
Please, can anyone look into this.

Thanks
The script is on PG Australia http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1300571.txt .

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Post by ToddHW » February 4th, 2017, 10:02 am

As you may have noticed, I have started new plays by my authors whose plays are just cataloged or full and nearly ready to catalog -Farquhar, Barrie, Dumas, Pinero.

I also have readied a new play by Moliere - actually two: "School for Husband" and "School for Wive"s which I will run in parallel - but I will offer these only when the last two parts of "The Bourgeois Gentleman" are claimed.

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Post by ZamesCurran » February 4th, 2017, 6:20 pm

ToddHW wrote: I also have readied a new play by Moliere - actually two: "School for Husband" and "School for Wive"s which I will run in parallel
I love Moliere -- BUT the translations we've used for the existing recordings sucked... DO these versions rhyme?
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Post by ToddHW » February 4th, 2017, 7:39 pm

ZamesCurran wrote:
ToddHW wrote: I also have readied a new play by Moliere - actually two: "School for Husband" and "School for Wive"s which I will run in parallel
I love Moliere -- BUT the translations we've used for the existing recordings sucked... DO these versions rhyme?
https://archive.org/stream/dramaticworksren01moliuoft#page/337/mode/1up and https://archive.org/stream/dramaticworksren01moliuoft#page/254/mode/2up are what I plan to use.

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Post by ToddHW » February 5th, 2017, 9:15 am

ToddHW wrote:As you may have noticed, I have started new plays by my authors whose plays are just cataloged or full and nearly ready to catalog -Farquhar, Barrie, Dumas, Pinero.

I also have readied a new play by Moliere - actually two: "School for Husband" and "School for Wive"s which I will run in parallel - but I will offer these only when the last two parts of "The Bourgeois Gentleman" are claimed.

Thanks, Todd
EDIT: the School plays are now up. Links in signature.

Thanks, Todd

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