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Post by wib66 » February 13th, 2018, 12:42 pm

[Plays] One Act Play Collection 011.


This collection will be limited to 10 plays. Once we have 10 this will be closed to further additions.

Please see the list below in the thread for previous plays. It would be nice to have new ones to add to the collection.

Michele (wib66) will be BC for this set of one act plays.
Please Note:Some plays are not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years. These are identified below and in the MW
  • 1. Chitra by Rabindranath Tagore BC is Shineko
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2502
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitra_%28play%29

    2. The Vampire Cat by Gerard Van Etten BC is Shineko
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40120

    3. The Countess of Escarbagnas by Moliere BC is ToddHW
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7451

    4. Playgoers by Arthur Wing Pinero BC is ToddHW
    https://archive.org/details/playgoersdomesti00pinerich

    5. The Far-Away Princess by Hermann Sudermann BC is Tomas Peter
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37970/37970-h/37970-h.htm#page_365
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Sudermann

    6. Food A Tragedy of the Future by William C. de Mille (1878-1955, so not PD for life + 70, unfortunately) BC is mightyfelix
    https://archive.org/details/foodatragedy00demirich
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._deMille

    7. A Day Well Spent (the play that became Hello Dolly) by John Oxenford BC is ZamesCurran
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49882
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Oxenford (1877)

    8. Bridges by Clare Kummer (1886-1958, so not PD for life + 70, unfortunately) BC is ChuckW
    https://archive.org/details/bridgesb00kummrich
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Kummer

    9. Efficiency by Perley Poore Sheehan and Robert H. [Hobart] Davis BC is DrPGould
    https://archive.org/stream/efficiency00davirich#page/n5/mode/2up
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perley_Poore_Sheehan

    10. Biscuits and Bills by O.B. DuBois BC is Foon
    https://archive.org/stream/biscuitsbills00dubo
    1. How to volunteer to BC a play:
      This is a great opportunity for anyone who's always wanted to BC a dramatic reading but isn't quite ready to do a full-length play. (Of course it's open to experienced BCs as well!) Please note that if you propose a play for inclusion in the collection, you are responsible either for editing, proof-listening and coordinating it yourself, or for finding other volunteers to fill these roles. Volunteers outside the USA: Be aware that some of the plays are still protected by copyright law some places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).

      Please look at the list of plays that have previously been submitted before choosing a play to co-ordinate. Please claim your play in the thread; You will be the BC for your play. I will put files in the MW and keep that up to date but you are expected to Proof Listen submitted parts and then edit the play together when all parts are submitted. This collection is capped at 12 plays. Each BC needs to provide the following information about each play:

      * Title and author
      * PD text link
      * Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known
      * Link to title on Wikipedia
      * Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have
      * Original publication date
      * The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!

      If you would like to claim a role yourself please do so. Below are some resources you can use to find a play, but don't feel limited to these. Also, remember to check what has already been recorded in the previous One-Act Play Collections (see next post in this thread)

      Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36984

      The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16435

      Washington Square Plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3068

      Comtemporary One Act Plays http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37970

      Voces Populi by F Anstey http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37597

      King Arthur's Socks and Other Plays by Floyd Dell http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6587?msg=welcome_strangerNot PD for Europe/Australia

      https://archive.org/details/fourthactplayino00hast

      Project Gutenberg also has a list of many authors who have written one-act plays: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/One_Act_Plays_(Bookshelf)
      Readers: to find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: kaWeXAVs
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): :
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 40
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
      ============================================

      Genres for the project:

      Keywords that describe the book:

      ============================================
    2. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

      Submit one file per act.
    3. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      [Role], read by [your name].

      Narrators
      Please include the following at the beginning of the file

      [/i] [Play Name] , by [Play Author]. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

      At the end:

      End of [name of play].

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    4. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    5. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      For individual roles, use file name:
      titleinoneword_charactername_aurthorsurname.mp3 (all lower-case)
      e.g. punchandgo_electrics_galsworthy.mp3

      For final edited plays, use file name
      oneactplays011_titleinoneword_authorsurname_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case).
      e.g. oneactplays011_punchandgo_galsworthy_128kb


      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
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Michele

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Post by ToddHW » February 13th, 2018, 1:51 pm

I’ll be glad to MC and to set this up when I get back to my computer tomorrow (Wednesday).

Thanks, Todd

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Post by wib66 » February 13th, 2018, 2:01 pm

ToddHW wrote:
February 13th, 2018, 1:51 pm
I’ll be glad to MC and to set this up when I get back to my computer tomorrow (Wednesday).

Thanks, Todd
Todd that would be great I always enjoy working with you.

Thank you
Michele

Family matters means I will be away for a while and will catch up on my return.
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by wib66 » February 13th, 2018, 2:10 pm

Previous Collections

Plays already recorded in previous collections

One Act Play Collection 001 Author
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
A Marriage has been Arranged- Alfred Sutro
The Swan Song- Anton Chekhov
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Wurzel Flummery- A.A. Milne

One Act Play Collection 002 Author
Before Breakfast- Eugene O'Neill
The Buller Podington Compact- Frank Richard Stockton
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
The First and the Last- John Galsworthy
How he Lied to her Husband- George Bernard Shaw
The Outside- Susan Glaspell
The Parlor Car- William D Howells
Riders to the Sea- John Millington Synge

One Act Play Collection 003 Author
Eugenically Speaking- Edward Goodman
The Pot Boiler- Alice Gerstenberg
A Good Woman- Arnold Bennet
The Sun- John Galsworthy
The Bear- Anton Chekov
The Tenor- Frank Wedekind
The Pretentious Young Ladies- Moliere
Lonesome Like- Harolod Brighouse
Enter the Hero- Theresa Helburn
A Proposal Under Difficulties- John Kendrick Bangs

One Act Play Collection 004 Author
The Bicyclers- John Kendrick Bangs
The Dark Lady of Sonnets- George Bernard Shaw
Eolaus, A Dramatic Poem- James Allen
Fame and the Poet- Lord Dunsany
Is She His Wife- Charles Dickens
King Lear's Wife- Gordon bottomley
The Land of Heart's Desire- William butler Yeats
Mr Nightingale's Diary- Charles Dickens
The Stronger- August Strindberg
Trifles- Susan Glaspell
War Brides- Marion Craig Wentworth
Woman's Honor- Susan Glaspell

One Act Play Collection 005 Author
Abstraction- Basil Hall Chamberlain
The Constant Lover- St John Hankin
The Day of the Boomer Dukes- Frederik Pohl
Forgotten Souls- David Pinski
Overtones- Alice Gerstenberg
Supressed Desires- Susan Glaspell and George Cram
Tides- George Middleton
The Twelve Pound Look- J.M. Barrie
When Shades Assemble- Marjory Benton Cooke
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington

One Act Play Collection 006 Author
Madame Butterfly- David Belasco
The Hunting of the Snark- Lewis Carroll
Something to Vote For- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Sightless- Maurice Maeterlinck
Punch and Go- John Galsworthy
The Falcon- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Night At The Inn- Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany
A Midsummer Dance Dream- Anna Bird Stewart
Zenobia- Hereward Carrington
A Question of Sex- Arnold Bennett

One Act Play Collection 007 Author
The Stepmother- Arnold Bennett
The Woman Tamer Louis Esson
Dead Timber - Louis Esson
The Wedding - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Anniversary - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Grotesques- Cloyd Head
A Tragedian in Spite of Himself - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Slave With Two Faces - Mary Carolyn Davies
The Masque of the Two Strangers - Lady Alix Egerton
Fourteen - Alice Gerstenberg
Moonshine - Arthur Hopkins

One Act Play Collection 008 Author
The Hour Glass - WB Yeats
Human Nature - Floyd Dell
At a Garden Party- F Anstey
Not Smart - Wilbur Daniel Steele
Cinderella - Florence Bell
The Sacred Place - Louis Esson
The Second Story Man - Upton Sinclair
Daniel and the Devil - Eugene Field
The Pierrot of the Minute - Ernest Dowson
The Exchange - Althea Thurston

One Act Play Collection 009 Author
Phipps - Stanley Houghton
Fancy Free - Stanley Houghton
Attuned- Alice Gerstenberg
Where But in America - Oscar M Wolff
The Good Samaritan - Rita Benton
In 1999 - William C Demille
The Story of Rachel - Lady Florence Bell
The Dance of Death - Gustave Flaubert
Answering the Phone - Elizabeth Guptill
A Dramatic Evening - John Kendrick Bangs
The Fatal Message - John Kendrick Bangs

One Act Play Collection 010 Author
Mosada - William Butler
The Belles of Canterbury - Anna Bird Stewart
The People- Susan Glaspell
Close the Book - Susan Glaspell
Cathleen Ni Houlihan - WB Yeats and Lady Gregory
The Proving of Abraham - Rita Benton
Household Gods - Aleister Crowley
Box and Cox - Maddison Morton
What Christmas did for Jerusha Grumble - John D Macdonald
The Fourth Act - Basil MacDonald Hastings
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Post by ShiNeko » February 14th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Can I claim a play?
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Post by wib66 » February 17th, 2018, 1:32 pm

ShiNeko wrote:
February 14th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Can I claim a play?
Thank you this is now set up in the MW please ensure you check for claims and PL sections as they come in thanks
Michele

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Post by alanmapstone » February 18th, 2018, 1:49 am

May read Vasanta?
Interesting to do a work by Tagore.
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Post by wib66 » March 2nd, 2018, 3:08 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
February 18th, 2018, 1:49 am
May read Vasanta?
Interesting to do a work by Tagore.
thank you I will sign you up
Michele

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Post by ToddHW » March 4th, 2018, 5:42 pm

I am going to prep two one act plays. By Moliere and Pinero to complement their full length plays I have been running. I'll have details after next weekend.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ShiNeko » March 6th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Hello! Here is one more play. I'll appreciate if someone is able to find the date of the author's death to be sure I can BC the play. I couldn't find it.

Title: The Vampire Cat by Gerard Van Etten
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40120
Author:
Gerard van Etten
1941
Wiki: -
Number of roles: 7
Publication date: 1918
Narrator
Prince Hizen
Buzen
Ruiten
Ito Soda
Kashiku
O Toyo
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Post by wib66 » March 14th, 2018, 7:20 am

ToddHW wrote:
March 4th, 2018, 5:42 pm
I am going to prep two one act plays. By Moliere and Pinero to complement their full length plays I have been running. I'll have details after next weekend.

Thanks, Todd
that's great thanks Todd
Michele

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Post by Availle » March 17th, 2018, 2:48 am

I'd like to read Chitra in Chitra :wink: and O-Toyo in the Vampire Cat.

Thanks! :D
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Post by ToddHW » March 18th, 2018, 5:44 am

Michele,

I added my two plays to the first post and the MW, and also put the claims above into the MW.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » March 18th, 2018, 6:30 am

ToddHW wrote:
March 18th, 2018, 5:44 am
I added my two plays to the first post and the MW, and also put the claims above into the MW.
I can't miss out on Pinero and Molière :9: So, I'll claim Andrée the maid, and The Mistress, please. Although I am a bit swamped at the moment, so I will not hand them in as fast as usual. :oops:

Oh I can also PL those two again, if you wish, Todd. :)

Sonia

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