COMPLETE Rollo's Wild Oat by Clare Kummer - thw

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Post by ChuckW » January 26th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Rollo's Wild Oat by Clare Kummer (1886 - 1958).

Rollo Webster, slightly eccentric, has a consuming ambition to play Hamlet. Escaping the restraining influences of his family, he spends his own money in engaging a company, hiring a theater and staging a production of the tragedy. His Ophelia is Goldie MacDuff, who would have been a success in a midnight frolic if she could only keep awake after twelve o’clock. It seems he has everything to finally bring his lifelong ambitions to fruition: a troupe of actors, a gamesome leading lady, a somewhat unscrupulous stage manager, and buckets upon buckets of cash. Now if only he had any talent… ( The Best Plays of 1920-21, with additional material from ChuckW)
  • This project is complete. Files may be found in the catalog at https://librivox.org/rollos-wild-oat-by-clare-kummer/

    Volunteers outside the US: the author died in 1958. Her work is still protected by copyright in some places where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, unless the rule of the shorter term applies. Take a look in the 2nd page of this topic for some discussion of this.



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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: Ja3VbVBy
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Clare Kummer) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Kummer
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 41
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1922
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: Shakespeare, broadway, stage farce

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Post by ChuckW » January 26th, 2018, 3:47 pm

I wasn't going to launch this for a while, but some folks seems kinda eager to start this a little sooner... so here we are. I promise, I'll go back to doing the sort of weird, depressing plays I'm known for after we're done here. :-)

And in the interest of giving a metatextual dimension to this play about a woefully unprepared buffoon launching a vanity production just so he can wrongheadedly hog the main role all for himself... I'm taking the role of Rollo. :-)

Here's the cast:

Hewston (Rollo’s Man)
Lydia (Rollo’s sister)
Rollo Webster (a youth with aspirations) - I'm taking this one
Mr. Stein (a theatrical manager) - SonoftheExiles expressed interest in this role, so I'm holding it for him
Goldie MacDuff (an actress)
George Lucas (an actor) [yes, that's his real name]
Mrs. Park-Gales (an actress)
Whortley Camperdown (an actor)
Thomas Skittering (an actor)
Aunt Lane (Rollo’s great aunt)
Horatio Webster (Rollo’s grandfather)
Bella (housemaid at the Webster’s)
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 26th, 2018, 4:30 pm

I was kinda hoping this one would come into fruition. I think I'll choose to play George Lucas. Not because of the name, but because he's probably the only young male role left. :lol:
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Post by ToddHW » January 26th, 2018, 4:57 pm

I'll MC and set up the MW for you.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ChuckW » January 26th, 2018, 5:04 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 4:30 pm
I was kinda hoping this one would come into fruition. I think I'll choose to play George Lucas. Not because of the name, but because he's probably the only young male role left. :lol:
Would you rather do Rollo? I'm not married to the role and honestly didn't consider I was selfishly taking one of the few young male roles in this play. :shock: Anyway, thanks for helping out. Glad to see folks are excited about this project.
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Post by ChuckW » January 26th, 2018, 5:04 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 4:57 pm
I'll MC and set up the MW for you.

Thanks, Todd
Thanks Todd!
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 26th, 2018, 5:09 pm

ChuckW wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Would you rather do Rollo? I'm not married to the role and honestly didn't consider I was selfishly taking one of the few young male roles in this play. :shock: Anyway, thanks for helping out. Glad to see folks are excited about this project.
Nooooo, I wasn't implying I wanted Rollo. :P I love the metatextual fun that comes from you playing him! George will suit me fine. :mrgreen:
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Post by ChuckW » January 26th, 2018, 5:16 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 5:09 pm
ChuckW wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Would you rather do Rollo? I'm not married to the role and honestly didn't consider I was selfishly taking one of the few young male roles in this play. :shock: Anyway, thanks for helping out. Glad to see folks are excited about this project.
Nooooo, I wasn't implying I wanted Rollo. :P I love the metatextual fun that comes from you playing him! George will suit me fine. :mrgreen:
Haha. I'm not sure if I should take that as a compliment. :-P I think I'm secretly trying to weasel my way out of reading for that character. LOL.

Thanks for helping out, Tomas!
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Post by ChuckW » January 26th, 2018, 5:17 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 4:57 pm
I'll MC and set up the MW for you.

Thanks, Todd
So I accidentally requested too many sections for the MW. Am I able to delete the extra ones myself or do I need you to do that for me?

EDIT: By the way, I can also act as the DPL for individual files, if necessary. I'm perfectly fine with doing that particular duty myself. :-)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 26th, 2018, 6:01 pm

At the risk of the improper use of a transitive verb ... "Hey, Rollo, let's do lunch, guy!"

Please sign me up for Mr Stein, Theatrical Manager.


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Post by ChuckW » January 26th, 2018, 6:17 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 6:01 pm
At the risk of the improper use of a transitive verb ... "Hey, Rollo, let's do lunch, guy!"

Please sign me up for Mr Stein, Theatrical Manager.


Cheers,
Chris
I can't wait to get bilked out of a ton of money! :-)

Thanks Chris!
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Post by ToddHW » January 26th, 2018, 7:17 pm

ChuckW wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 5:17 pm
So I accidentally requested too many sections for the MW. Am I able to delete the extra ones myself or do I need you to do that for me?
While you can add lines to the MW yourself, you can't delete them. You'll have to invent more characters to fill them all up! Just hand over some more money to Mr Stein...

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » January 26th, 2018, 8:11 pm

Ooh, I'd love to read for Goldie, please!
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Post by ZamesCurran » January 26th, 2018, 9:02 pm

May I have Hewston?
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Post by silverquill » January 26th, 2018, 9:50 pm

Ah, since I are one (old grandfather) I think Horatio Webster would be a great little part to have.....

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