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Post by alanmapstone » May 8th, 2020, 10:30 pm

TriciaG wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 11:25 am
Here's "Hansel and Gretel; A Fairy Opera in Three Acts."
https://archive.org/details/hnselgretelfai00humpuoft/page/n1/mode/2up
It doesn't have music; looks like it could be done as a straight play.
What's also interesting is that it's also rendered in German (?); the German on the left side pages, the English on the right.
Too bad it's not in an easily-marked text format.
This is the libretto of a German language opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. It would be interesting to do the English translation as a play.
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Post by alanmapstone » May 9th, 2020, 10:13 am

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 22nd, 2020, 7:56 am

I was reading this forum and saw a suggestion of Shakespeare 2020. Based on this idea, I looked up one of my favorite Shakespearean plays A Midsummer Night’s Dream expecting there to be multiple versions but there are apparently none! Might be a good one for someone to start. (If no one does so by July, I might consider it myself, kind of new here now though)

It’s on Gutenberg so definitely public domain
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1514

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Post by ToddHW » May 22nd, 2020, 7:58 am

Instead of starting a Shakespeare 2020 project I decided to open Shakespeare Monologue Collection 15.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=79841

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » May 22nd, 2020, 8:01 am

Ambsweet13 wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:56 am
I was reading this forum and saw a suggestion of Shakespeare 2020. Based on this idea, I looked up one of my favorite Shakespearean plays A Midsummer Night’s Dream expecting there to be multiple versions but there are apparently none! Might be a good one for someone to start. (If no one does so by July, I might consider it myself, kind of new here now though)

It’s on Gutenberg so definitely public domain
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1514
There are actually four versions of it. The search function is a little bit picky. It doesn't like apostrophes, I think, which might be why you were having trouble. Try using just the word "Midsummer."

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 22nd, 2020, 8:16 am

mightyfelix wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:01 am
Ambsweet13 wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:56 am
I was reading this forum and saw a suggestion of Shakespeare 2020. Based on this idea, I looked up one of my favorite Shakespearean plays A Midsummer Night’s Dream expecting there to be multiple versions but there are apparently none! Might be a good one for someone to start. (If no one does so by July, I might consider it myself, kind of new here now though)

It’s on Gutenberg so definitely public domain
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1514
There are actually four versions of it. The search function is a little bit picky. It doesn't like apostrophes, I think, which might be why you were having trouble. Try using just the word "Midsummer."
That makes way more sense. I was really confused when no versions showed up; the play’s not very obscure!

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