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Post by dlolso21 » August 1st, 2017, 2:51 am

First time as a BC in the One Act Play Collections, please let me know if I missed anything.

Title: What Christmas Did for Jerusha Grumble (A Play for Five Girls)

Author: JOHN D. MACDONALD (https://librivox.org/author/11586)

PD text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53734

Link to author on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._MacDonald (1916 - 1986)
Volunteers outside the USA: JOHN D. MACDONALD] died in 1986. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).

Link to title on Wikipedia: none

Number of roles (including narrator): 6

Original publication date: Copyright 1919 by Tullar-Meredith Co.

list of characters:
Narrator
Isabel, Hazel, Julia, Jessie, Jerusha (Or it might be better if all used their own names except Jerusha.) <- from the text instructions

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Post by ShiNeko » August 1st, 2017, 10:30 am

Section 30 Bridget Gillane PL OK.
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Post by wib66 » August 1st, 2017, 12:50 pm

thanks MW updated
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Post by wib66 » August 1st, 2017, 12:53 pm

dlolso21 wrote:First time as a BC in the One Act Play Collections, please let me know if I missed anything.

Title: What Christmas Did for Jerusha Grumble (A Play for Five Girls)

Author: JOHN D. MACDONALD (https://librivox.org/author/11586)

PD text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53734

Link to author on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._MacDonald (1916 - 1986)
Volunteers outside the USA: JOHN D. MACDONALD] died in 1986. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).

Link to title on Wikipedia: none

Number of roles (including narrator): 6

Original publication date: Copyright 1919 by Tullar-Meredith Co.

list of characters:
Narrator
Isabel, Hazel, Julia, Jessie, Jerusha (Or it might be better if all used their own names except Jerusha.) <- from the text instructions

David O
Thanks David I will put this in our collection
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 1st, 2017, 1:49 pm

May I read Jerusha?

And the play end with them singing a christmas carol. Mind if I pick one that seems easy? I can do a separate piano track for that to make it easier for everyone to sort of sing together.

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Post by wib66 » August 1st, 2017, 2:06 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:May I read Jerusha?

And the play end with them singing a christmas carol. Mind if I pick one that seems easy? I can do a separate piano track for that to make it easier for everyone to sort of sing together.

MaryAnn
As you are the main character it would be best if you record the carol first and then others follow your lead to make it easier to edit together. A piano track would be useful thanks
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Post by mightyfelix » August 1st, 2017, 2:51 pm

dlolso21 wrote:First time as a BC in the One Act Play Collections, please let me know if I missed anything.

Title: What Christmas Did for Jerusha Grumble (A Play for Five Girls)

Author: JOHN D. MACDONALD (https://librivox.org/author/11586)

PD text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53734

Link to author on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._MacDonald (1916 - 1986)
Volunteers outside the USA: JOHN D. MACDONALD] died in 1986. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).

Link to title on Wikipedia: none

Number of roles (including narrator): 6

Original publication date: Copyright 1919 by Tullar-Meredith Co.

list of characters:
Narrator
Isabel, Hazel, Julia, Jessie, Jerusha (Or it might be better if all used their own names except Jerusha.) <- from the text instructions

David O
I haven't read the whole thing yet, but this looks cute. I'll read Hazel. :)
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Post by dlolso21 » August 2nd, 2017, 12:44 am

MaryAnn & Devorah,

Thank you for volunteering and claiming parts so quickly.

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Post by dlolso21 » August 2nd, 2017, 12:45 am

Michele,

Thank you for adding this and for the sound advice.

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Post by ZamesCurran » August 2nd, 2017, 7:13 am

dlolso21 wrote: Link to author on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._MacDonald (1916 - 1986)
Original publication date: Copyright 1919 by Tullar-Meredith Co.
He published it when he was 3 years old?
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Post by wib66 » August 2nd, 2017, 3:35 pm

I have searched as best I can to find information about this author but it would appear that it is not the author with dates 1916 to 1986 as this play does not appear on any of his book lists as he is a prolific writer of crime and suspense novels and didn't write his first novel till 1950 so it cannot be the same person as this play was published in 1919. I think this would therefore make it in the Public Domain and open to anyone but would like someone else to check it before we make this decision. What do you think David let me know.

Thanks
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Post by mightyfelix » August 2nd, 2017, 3:39 pm

wib66 wrote:I have searched as best I can to find information about this author but it would appear that it is not the author with dates 1916 to 1986 as this play does not appear on any of his book lists as he is a prolific writer of crime and suspense novels and didn't write his first novel till 1950 so it cannot be the same person as this play was published in 1919. I think this would therefore make it in the Public Domain and open to anyone but would like someone else to check it before we make this decision. What do you think David let me know.

Thanks
Since Gutenberg lists it as PD, it should be free and clear, right? Even if we don't know anything about the author.

Good catch, James. I didn't even look at the author info.
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Post by dlolso21 » August 2nd, 2017, 3:43 pm

wib66 wrote:I have searched as best I can to find information about this author but it would appear that it is not the author with dates 1916 to 1986 as this play does not appear on any of his book lists as he is a prolific writer of crime and suspense novels and didn't write his first novel till 1950 so it cannot be the same person as this play was published in 1919. I think this would therefore make it in the Public Domain and open to anyone but would like someone else to check it before we make this decision. What do you think David let me know.

Thanks
Michele,

Thanks for checking into it. I guess we have a JOHN D. MACDONALD to add to the database. I have not been able to find any other dates for him. It looks like Project Gutenberg has 4 titles by 2 different "JOHN D. MACDONALD's" then.
The one with dates, wrote Science Fiction and this other on wrote about Christmas.

I apologize for my confusion.

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Post by wib66 » August 2nd, 2017, 3:45 pm

dlolso21 wrote:
wib66 wrote:I have searched as best I can to find information about this author but it would appear that it is not the author with dates 1916 to 1986 as this play does not appear on any of his book lists as he is a prolific writer of crime and suspense novels and didn't write his first novel till 1950 so it cannot be the same person as this play was published in 1919. I think this would therefore make it in the Public Domain and open to anyone but would like someone else to check it before we make this decision. What do you think David let me know.

Thanks
Michele,

Thanks for checking into it. I guess we have a JOHN D. MACDONALD to add to the database. I have not been able to find any other dates for him. It looks like Project Gutenberg has 4 titles by 2 different "JOHN D. MACDONALD's" then.
The one with dates, wrote Science Fiction and this other on wrote about Christmas.

I apologize for my confusion.

David O
Please don't apologise. It is very strange that there is no information about him in terms of even birth and death dates. I wonder if Project Gutenberg have any more info. I have looked on Google, Archive, Haiti and a couple of other sites but nothing with any info about him as an author but I think we can safely say it is not the other one. Thanks
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Post by ZamesCurran » August 3rd, 2017, 6:50 pm

mightyfelix wrote: Since Gutenberg lists it as PD, it should be free and clear, right? Even if we don't know anything about the author.
Gutenberg's copy includes a copy of the title page, which clearly states "Copyright 1919", so there should be no question about it being PD.
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