OPEN[PLAY]Hamilton by Mary Hamlin - thw

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Post by ToddHW » February 16th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Hamilton by Mary P Hamlin (1871-1964) and George Arliss (1868-1946).

One hundred years before the current hit musical Hamilton, Mary Hamlin wrote this historical play for Broadway with a big actor of the day, George Arliss, as co-author playing the leading role. It was made into a movie in 1931 with Arliss also playing the lead. (ToddHW)
  • Volunteers outside the USA: Mary Hamlin died in 1964. The author's 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 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.

    Not a musical. Sorry! Gender neutral as always so don't complain about the cast list being almost all male.
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      • Project Code: XNzWvWhE
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mary P Hamlin) : n/a
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (George Arlis) : n/a
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(play)
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      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1918
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        Genres for the project: Historical Fiction; Plays

        Keywords that describe the book: politics, alexander hamilton, young usa

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 16th, 2018, 5:02 pm

In a sea of old men, it looks like our protagonist may be the youngest person here? So I guess I'll take Hamilton. Not having seen the musical, this will be an enlightening read for me.

P.S. This is most definitely PD in Canada. 1964+50=2014, so it's been PD there for a few years now.
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Post by ToddHW » February 16th, 2018, 5:11 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
February 16th, 2018, 5:02 pm
In a sea of old men, it looks like our protagonist may be the youngest person here? So I guess I'll take Hamilton. Not having seen the musical, this will be an enlightening read for me.
I don't think either this play or the current musical are exactly historically accurate to Hamilton's life. They probably vary from each other and the actual truth in a number of interesting ways. (I have not seen the musical either.)

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Post by silverquill » February 16th, 2018, 8:56 pm

I think Gen. Schuyler might suit me in this play.
Another character, I notice, that utters that hated racial epithet.
But that is acting.

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2018, 4:34 am

Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2018, 7:52 am

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » February 17th, 2018, 6:54 pm

I would be happy to take on the role of John Jay, if you think the rule of shorter term allows me to participate. I have taken parts in other plays by US authors on this basis.
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Post by leanneyauyau » February 20th, 2018, 4:36 pm

May I claim Mrs. Reynolds?
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Post by ToddHW » February 20th, 2018, 4:46 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 6:54 pm
I would be happy to take on the role of John Jay, if you think the rule of shorter term allows me to participate. I have taken parts in other plays by US authors on this basis.
You will have to determine if you can record. I have no legal background. But I do see your location is the US (over to the right side of your message).

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Post by alanmapstone » February 21st, 2018, 12:11 am

Perhaps it would be best if I pass on this one. Probably better to have American voices for this.
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Post by benderca » February 21st, 2018, 1:21 am

alanmapstone wrote:
February 21st, 2018, 12:11 am
Perhaps it would be best if I pass on this one. Probably better to have American voices for this.
I was going to suggest that American and British English was much the same back in 1789. I did a little research and to my surprise it's true -- but we all spoke more like Americans today.

https://www.livescience.com/33652-americans-brits-accents.html

Good news for me! I should be able to whip off this recording! I don't know the legal issues either, but I've attempted, mis-attempted, and non-attempted the British accent often enough. Seems like it's your turn... (Besides Todd encourages an eclectic mix of accents, intonations, and pronunciations). :D

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Post by becevka » February 24th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Should we read it in Lin Manuel Miranda style, doing hip-hop? :lol:

Can I try to read and play Thomas Jefferson?

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Post by ToddHW » February 24th, 2018, 3:06 pm

becevka wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Should we read it in Lin Manuel Miranda style, doing hip-hop? :lol:

Can I try to read and play Thomas Jefferson?

Thanks
No hip-hop. This is serious stuff. At least compared with most of the other stuff I do here.

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Post by Availle » March 17th, 2018, 2:50 am

If you like, I could read Betsy Hamilton.
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