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Post by ToddHW » July 4th, 2020, 8:13 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Has anyone considered some of the plays of Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929)...?

The Liars (Comedy)
Text: https://archive.org/details/liarsoriginalcom00jone/page/n6/mode/2up
Synopsis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Liars_(play)

The Silver King (Melodrama)
Text: https://archive.org/details/silverkingdramai00jone/page/n6/mode/2up

The Case of Rebellious Susan (Comedy)
Text: https://archive.org/details/caseofrebellious00jone/page/n3/mode/2up

Michael and His Lost Angel
Text: https://archive.org/details/michaelhislostan00joneiala/page/n8/mode/2up

Saints and Sinners
Text: https://archive.org/details/saintssinnersnew00joneiala/page/n7/mode/2up

There are a considerable number of other plays by this author: https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Jones%2C+Henry+Arthur%2C+1851-1929%22&page=2


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Okay, I'm going to try The Liars when my plate gets a little less full.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 5th, 2020, 12:57 am

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 5th, 2020, 1:04 am

Philip Massinger (1583 – 1640)

A New Way to Pay Old Debts and The City Madam
https://archive.org/details/philipmassinger0001mass/mode/2up
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 5th, 2020, 1:10 am

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Post by alanmapstone » July 5th, 2020, 2:45 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:04 am
Philip Massinger (1583 – 1640)
A New Way to Pay Old Debts
https://archive.org/details/philipmassinger0001mass/mode/2up
I will vote for this one 👍
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Post by ToddHW » July 5th, 2020, 3:55 am

Yeah, that does look good. As do many more. And I wondered what I was going to do until 2030....

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 5th, 2020, 3:59 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 3:55 am
Yeah, that does look good. As do many more. And I wondered what I was going to do until 2030....

Thanks, Todd
So now achieving total enlightenment is on hold again, huh?

Sorry about that, Chief. :wink:


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Post by Scarbo » July 10th, 2020, 4:55 pm

It looks like the two D.H. Lawrence plays on Project Gutenberg haven't been recorded yet:

The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/55877/55877-h/55877-h.htm

Touch and Go: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4216/4216-h/4216-h.htm
(Interestingly, certain situations and even character names seem to be recycled from Women in Love here.)

Anyone interested? I'm afraid I'm still too new around here to participate in ways other than being a reader.

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Post by ToddHW » July 10th, 2020, 6:38 pm

Sigh. So many plays, so little time. On the list. Good finds.

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Post by RobMarland » July 11th, 2020, 10:17 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:04 am
Philip Massinger (1583 – 1640)

A New Way to Pay Old Debts and The City Madam
https://archive.org/details/philipmassinger0001mass/mode/2up
Both of these are a little later than the plays I like to BC but I would definitely be up for reading.
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Post by Ambsweet13 » July 15th, 2020, 1:53 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 12:57 am
Peg O' My Heart, by J. Hartley Manners

Here is a play that was later made into a movie in 1933. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024433/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_4

I believe the play also inspired a song of the same name that was popular in its day.

https://archive.org/details/pegomyheart00mannrich/page/n3/mode/2up

Plus it looks like it's PD for everyone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Hartley_Manners


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This one seems fun to do. Is it on anyone else's list or is it up for grabs?
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Post by mightyfelix » July 17th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Vortigern and Rowena, a "lost" Shakespeare play, in truth a poor hoax by W. H. Ireland, was just suggested over in Book Suggestions: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=78533

The hathi edition linked there includes a lengthy prologue by the author (after his deception was discovered) explaining why and how he conducted the forgery!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 18th, 2020, 1:03 am

CLYDE FITCH

"Clyde Fitch (May 2, 1865 – September 4, 1909) was an American dramatist, the most popular writer for the Broadway stage of his time (c. 1890–1909)."

Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Fitch

The Girl With The Green Eyes: https://archive.org/details/girlgreeneyes00fitcrich

The Stubborness of Geraldine: https://archive.org/details/stubbornnessger00fitcgoog/page/n8/mode/2up

Beau Brummel: https://archive.org/details/beaubrummel00fitcrich

The Woman in the Case: https://archive.org/details/womanincaseplayi00fitc

The Truth: https://archive.org/details/truthplayinfoura00fitc

The City: https://archive.org/details/citymodernplayof00fitc

The Climbers: https://archive.org/details/climbersaplayin02fitcgoog

Barbara Frietchie: https://archive.org/details/cu31924021991447

Nathan Hale: https://archive.org/details/nathanhaleaplay00fitcgoog

Lovers' Lane: https://archive.org/details/loverslaneplayin00fitc

The Frisky Mrs Johnson: https://archive.org/details/friskymrsjohnson00fitc

The Cowboy and the Lady (comedy): https://archive.org/details/thecowboyand00fitcrich

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (comedy): https://archive.org/details/captainjinks00fitcrich
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Post by ToddHW » July 18th, 2020, 3:08 am

I am full up on plays at the moment - can't fit any more into my signature line (my way of checking that I am keeping myself under control). I'll be glad to consult with anyone else who want to run one, but I won't take another one on myself at the moment.

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Post by ToddHW » July 20th, 2020, 6:12 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Vortigern and Rowena, a "lost" Shakespeare play, in truth a poor hoax by W. H. Ireland, was just suggested over in Book Suggestions: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=78533

The hathi edition linked there includes a lengthy prologue by the author (after his deception was discovered) explaining why and how he conducted the forgery!
Hmmm. I guess if we are going to do a fake Shakespeare, it ought to be a good fake rather than a poor hoax. So howsabout The Birth of Merlin, found in a book of 14 Shakespeare fakes?

https://archive.org/details/shakespeareapoc00broouoft/page/350/mode/2up

Yeah, I know I said I was all full up with plays but I'm going to prep and start this before the end of the month - I hope. (And then I'll come back to the huge list of suggestions above.)

Thanks, Todd

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