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Post by Foon » June 21st, 2019, 9:09 am

I came across the Plays of Roswitha of Gandersheim recently, which look very interesting to me.
Roswitha(/Hrotsvitha/Hrotsuit) lived in the 10th century, and according to wikipedia, she may have been the first person since antiquity to write drama in the Latin West.
Some of her comedies (such as Gallicanus) are written in imitation of Terence.
I think they'd make very interesting additions to the catalogue!
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Post by ToddHW » June 21st, 2019, 12:59 pm

Thanks. They will be good follow-ons to Terence. (Unless anybody wants to run them first!)

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Post by elsieselwyn » June 21st, 2019, 7:25 pm

Important events in American history as plays: https://archive.org/details/dramatizedscene00stevgoog/page/n4

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Post by elsieselwyn » June 21st, 2019, 7:25 pm

A one act farce straight off the press at gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59778

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Post by ToddHW » June 22nd, 2019, 5:12 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 7:25 pm
Important events in American history as plays: https://archive.org/details/dramatizedscene00stevgoog/page/n4
Interesting.

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Post by leanneyauyau » August 3rd, 2019, 3:15 am

Does anyone know where I can find a full list of all the plays Charles Dickens has ever written? I know he wrote a few but can't find them all. There's 'Is She His Wife' https://archive.org/details/isshehiswifeors00dickgoog/page/n3 and 'Mr Nightingale's Diary' https://archive.org/details/mrnightingalesdi00dick/page/n1 - what else? Could someone help me please?
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Post by ToddHW » August 3rd, 2019, 6:34 am

I believe we have recorded all his plays here. Search using my reader name Toddhw. Of course we can make new versions if anyone wishes.

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Post by ChuckW » August 3rd, 2019, 8:05 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 2:02 am
BellonaTimes wrote:
June 24th, 2009, 9:04 pm
[PLAY] Anatol, by Arthur Schnitzler

http://www.archive.org/details/anatolsequenceof00schniala

translation published 1913. I've been interested in reading this since I heard Orson Welles' Mercury Theater version The Affairs of Anatol http://sounds.mercurytheatre.info/mercury/380822.ra


Schnitzler's adult themes were also adapted into the films La Ronde and Eyes Wide Shut.
Can anyone find the text for Eyes Wide Shut?
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Post by leanneyauyau » August 3rd, 2019, 7:27 pm

ToddHW wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 6:34 am
I believe we have recorded all his plays here. Search using my reader name Toddhw. Of course we can make new versions if anyone wishes.

Thanks, Todd
I looked through your catalogue and only found these:

'Is She His Wife’: https://archive.org/details/isshehiswifeors00dickgoog/page/n3

'Mr Nightingale's Diary’: https://archive.org/details/mrnightingalesdi00dick/page/n1

'The Strange Gentleman’: http://www.archive.org/details/strangegentleman00dickrich

Is that it, or are there more floating around on archive.org?
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Post by ToddHW » August 4th, 2019, 4:41 am

Add to your list https://librivox.org/the-village-coquettes-by-charles-dickens/

He didn't really do that many plays. He early on discovered he could do a lot better by selling his stories widely rather than filling a theater with just a couple hundred people for a few nights.

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Post by KevinS » August 4th, 2019, 4:48 am

Dickens and the theater is a little complicated in that he both encouraged and abhorred theatrical adaptations of his work.
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Post by GilmoreDon » August 10th, 2019, 4:09 am

While looking for possible public domain plays for a theater group that I am a part of, I ran across an author named Walter Ben Hare. I noticed that none of his work's have been recorded for librivox.org. One of the plays that he wrote is "Civil Service," Here is the link:

http://www.gutebooks.com/book/ol:OL6293760M

Mr. Hare was a very prolific writer. But writing was a hobby for him. His "day job" was as a weatherman in Colorado.

I really would like to do some of his works for librivox.org.

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Post by ToddHW » August 14th, 2019, 7:52 am

That looks like an interesting play. My backlog is pretty large at present though, so if someone else wants to run it, great.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 15th, 2019, 2:42 pm

I came across a mention of a Robert Buchanan while PLing a work about Arthur Pinero. It seems he wrote quite a lot of poetry, and a few dramas. Here are three of them: https://archive.org/details/tragicdramasfro00buchgoog/

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Post by leanneyauyau » August 25th, 2019, 9:16 am

What is the status of F. Scott Fitzgerald's pre-1920 plays? I know that The Vegetable is currently in production with WiltedScribe, but after some extensive digging on Google it turns out Fitzgerald wrote a BUNCH of short one-act plays that seem(?) to never have been published.

There is a website that hosts all of his pre 1920s works, some even from his freshman years. If you look at the link for drama scripts: http://fitzgerald.narod.ru/idrama.html you will find a whole host of one-act plays
- The Girl from Lazy J (1911)
- The Captured Shadow (1912)
- The Coward (1913)
- Assorted Spirits (1914)
- Shadow Laurels (1915)
- Precaution Primarily (1917)
- The Debutante (1917 and 1919 version) *This one-act play has been incorporated in This Side of Paradise novel.
- Porcelain and Pink (A One-Act Play) (January 1920)
- Mister Icky: The Quintessence of Quaintness in One Act (March 1920)
- This is a Magazine (1920)

Does anyone know about the PD status of these, or know where I can find out?
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