FULL[PLAY]The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » March 18th, 2018, 9:05 am

The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

Lucas Cleeve is living in Venice with a widow, Mrs. Ebbsmith. His relatives do not accept this arrangement and come to intervene. Note that this is NOT a farce - the hypocrisy is not played for laughs. ( ToddHW)
  • Another Pinero – and definitely not a farce. Gender neutral casting as always. Kitty will once again be our DPL.



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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: LBovHNkb
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notorious_Mrs._Ebbsmith
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 38
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1892
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Satire

        Keywords that describe the book: hypocrisy, social reform, free love

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Post by Kitty » March 18th, 2018, 9:38 am

ah you have started the new Pinero :9: no rest for the wicked, I see.

Well, I'll claim DPL job, yet again, and Nella, please. Gotta brush up on my Italian a bit again. :mrgreen:

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Post by bluechien » March 18th, 2018, 11:09 am

Oh, it's an incredibly long role, but so beautifully written. Can I please take Agnes? - I can do that in two months.
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Post by WiltedScribe » March 18th, 2018, 12:09 pm

I'd like to claim the role of Lucas Cleeve, if I may. :)
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Post by silverquill » March 18th, 2018, 9:24 pm

Well, I wasn't . . . . but, this Pinero guy again?
I'd really like to take on the stage directions again. At least I really know what I'm getting in for and can do them right the first time.

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Post by francescosardegna » March 19th, 2018, 2:29 am

Fantastic idea :clap: !

I claim for Antonio Poppi.

I am Italian and I have been living in Veneto importat years of my childhood,
I still have friends there.

Please feel free to contact me in case of doubt of how to pronounce Italian words.

Francesco

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Post by Kitty » March 19th, 2018, 2:39 am

francescosardegna wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 2:29 am
I claim for Antonio Poppi.
I am Italian and I have been living in Veneto importat years of my childhood,
I still have friends there.
Please feel free to contact me in case of doubt of how to pronounce Italian words.
super, Francesco, I'm glad we have you on board. :9: As I am the other Italian servant, I may send you my soundfile to check for accuracy :mrgreen: I think I still remember all the pronuncations correctly, but it's cool to have a native speaker in the project.

I'll sign you up. As this is your first stage play, here are a few special rules:

1) please read a voice credit at the beginning of each file "Antonio Poppi, Venetian servant, read by Francesco ..."

2) between each of your speeches, please leave at least 2 seconds of silence, so it's easy for the editor to cut out and paste them into a masterfile.

3) feel free to "act out" as best you can :) If there are stage directions like "sobs" or "afraid" or anything, it's cool if you can do that emotion with your voice.

And for the rest: have fun !

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » March 19th, 2018, 2:39 am

silverquill wrote:
March 18th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Well, I wasn't . . . . but, this Pinero guy again?
I'd really like to take on the stage directions again. At least I really know what I'm getting in for and can do them right the first time.
Larry ! you want to do it again :shock: That's what I call dedication. Thanks so much :9:

Sonia


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Post by ToddHW » March 19th, 2018, 3:21 am

benderca wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 3:15 am
May I play Mrs. Gertrude Thorpe please?
Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » March 19th, 2018, 10:42 am

Can I read Fortune who sounds as if he should have a comically bad accent.
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Post by WiltedScribe » March 19th, 2018, 11:15 am

Todd, while perusing the script I noticed that Lucas does indeed appear in Act 4. So I'll need one more section for him. :)
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Post by Kitty » March 20th, 2018, 1:24 am

alanmapstone wrote:Can I read Fortune who sounds as if he should have a comically bad accent.
great, Alan, I can totally see you in that role :mrgreen:

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Post by RobBoard » March 20th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Rob Board

Amends for Ladies by Nathan Field. New! A bawdy Jacobean comedy.
Cupid's Whirligig by Edward Sharpham. Another bawdy Jacobean comedy.
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew. The 1st English play with an all-female cast.

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