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Post by ToddHW » January 10th, 2021, 1:17 pm

ChuckW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 11:54 am
ToddHW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 11:50 am
I'm getting complaints about access restrictions and/or viewing speed for various play texts at Hathi making it hard to record and PL. Got any Archive or Gutenberg links?

Thanks, Todd
Haha. I guess I never notice because I have university access and just download the PDFs directly.

None of these are available on Archive.org, but I wouldn't mind downloading the PDFs and uploading them elsewhere, if anyone is interested in reviewing these for future adoption.
If my undying gratitude - and the thanks of others - is motivating, would you be able to download a PDF of the play "Lightnin'" and upload it to Archive?

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=84313
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x030801547&view=1up&seq=7

Thanks, Todd

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Post by TriciaG » January 10th, 2021, 1:33 pm

ChuckW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 11:40 am
A few plays from 1925 that just became available to us...

The Jazz Singer (Samson Raphaelson)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002709520
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jazz_Singer_(play)

Spring Cleaning (Frederick Longsdale)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/101864450
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Cleaning

Processional: A Jazz Symphony of American Life in Four Acts (John Howard Lawson)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001373115
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processional_(play)
For the record, only Spring Cleaning is Limited View for me in Canada. I get Full View on the other two.
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Post by ChuckW » January 10th, 2021, 4:15 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 1:17 pm
ChuckW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 11:54 am
ToddHW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 11:50 am
I'm getting complaints about access restrictions and/or viewing speed for various play texts at Hathi making it hard to record and PL. Got any Archive or Gutenberg links?

Thanks, Todd
Haha. I guess I never notice because I have university access and just download the PDFs directly.

None of these are available on Archive.org, but I wouldn't mind downloading the PDFs and uploading them elsewhere, if anyone is interested in reviewing these for future adoption.
If my undying gratitude - and the thanks of others - is motivating, would you be able to download a PDF of the play "Lightnin'" and upload it to Archive?

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=84313
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x030801547&view=1up&seq=7

Thanks, Todd
You got it!

https://archive.org/details/uva-x030801547-1610320050
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 10th, 2021, 5:14 pm

"Ralph Roister Doister", by Nicholas Udall (1504-1556)

This was apparently at one time thought to be the first comedy in the English language.

Its dialogue alternates between players, often with their more or less single lines rhyming with each other, so it could be a little tricky to do if we want the cadences to stay in time. Probably would be best for one person to record their part to set the timing, then have a second person record their part while listening to the first, and so on and so on with the other parts.

"The play is written in five acts. The plot of the play centres on a rich widow, Christian Custance, who is betrothed to Gawyn Goodluck, a merchant. Ralph Roister Doister is encouraged throughout by a con-man trickster figure (Matthew Merrygreeke) to woo Christian Custance, but his pompous attempts do not succeed. Ralph then tries with his friends and servants (at Merrygreek's behest) to break in and take Christian Custance by force, but they are defeated by her maids and run away. The merchant Gawyn arrives shortly after and the play concludes happily with reconciliation, a prayer and a song."

"Ralph is a confidant braggart and believes he can win the lady by writing his love, but Merrygreek changes the punctuation which alters the sense." 5 acts, 9 men, 4 women.

https://archive.org/details/ralphroisterdois00udaliala/page/52/mode/2up

"Roister Doister seems to have been inspired by the works of Plautus and Terence. The titular character is a variation on the "Braggart Soldier" archetype, but with the innovation of a parasitic tempter which stems from the morality play tradition. By combining the structures, conventions, and styles of the ancient Greek and Roman comedies with English theatrical traditions and social types (especially the relatively new and burgeoning English middle classes), Udall was able to establish a new form of English comedy, leading directly through to Shakespeare and beyond. The play blends the stock plot-elements and stock characters of the ancient Greek and Roman theatre with those of chivalric literature and the English mediaeval theatre."
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Post by ToddHW » January 10th, 2021, 6:43 pm

ChuckW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 4:15 pm
ToddHW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 1:17 pm
ChuckW wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 11:54 am


Haha. I guess I never notice because I have university access and just download the PDFs directly.

None of these are available on Archive.org, but I wouldn't mind downloading the PDFs and uploading them elsewhere, if anyone is interested in reviewing these for future adoption.
If my undying gratitude - and the thanks of others - is motivating, would you be able to download a PDF of the play "Lightnin'" and upload it to Archive?

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=84313
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x030801547&view=1up&seq=7

Thanks, Todd
You got it!

https://archive.org/details/uva-x030801547-1610320050
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Todd

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