[FULL] Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error by Matthew Lewis-kit

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 25th, 2018, 2:08 pm

Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error by Matthew Lewis (1775 - 1818).
The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, <I>Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error</i> is a markedly more serious affair than his melodramatic output, dealing as it does with a fallen woman who is mercilessly blackmailed by a ruthless tyrant when she spurns his advances. Set in Otranto during the High Middle Ages, and featuring fictionalized depictions of historical rulers Robert Guiscard (of the Normans) and Michael Ducas (of Byzantium), <i>Adelgitha</i> is an archetypal Gothic drama that, while not especially refined or meritorious in terms of quality, still manages to thrill in that deliciously overwrought way that Lewis knew how to sell. Sit down with it during a stormy night, turn off the lights, and prepare yourself for a few hours of treachery, murder, madness and despair! ( Tomas Peter)
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    Genres for the project: Plays/Drama/Tragedy

    Keywords that describe the book: tragedy, romance, intrigue, Gothic, murder, virtue, blackmail, matthew lewis, secrets, treachery, heroine, apulia, byzantium, otranto, villainy

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Tomas Peter

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 25th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Thank you, Todd, for suggesting this Matthew Lewis play to me last month. :) We did The Castle Spectre last year at about this time, and it proved popular, so I hope this new Lewis offering will generate the same interest. It's not really funny or spooky in the same way as Spectre was, but because this is a Gothic work, I'm not averse to people overacting and making this an aural spectacle. :wink: I'd love the person who claims Adelgitha to give her their own feminist spin, as well, since I realize the sexual politics of this one are rather outmoded (to say the least).

Please hold off on claiming until the MW is up and ready. The roles are gender neutral, so women are welcome to play men, and vice-versa. Let's not treat this as a dour affair. Camp it up if you want, don't hold back if you can, and (most importantly) have some fun! :D
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Post by Kitty » April 25th, 2018, 3:09 pm

Post from bed to claim DPL job...will check out the available roles tomorrow when I am more awake.

Interesting find Tomas !

good night

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Post by leanneyauyau » April 25th, 2018, 3:11 pm

I know the MW isn't up yet, but I'd love to play Adelgitha :9:
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Post by WiltedScribe » April 25th, 2018, 3:16 pm

Yay! Thank you, Sonia. :D Always glad to have you onboard.
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Post by WiltedScribe » April 25th, 2018, 3:18 pm

leanneyauyau wrote:
April 25th, 2018, 3:11 pm
I know the MW isn't up yet, but I'd love to play Adelgitha :9:
Noted, Leanne. Since you'll probably be asleep when the MW is done, I'll let you sneak in this claim. ;) Happy to have you involved!
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Post by Kitty » April 25th, 2018, 11:06 pm

I have just finished MCing one stage play, so I think I can take on another one. :) I'll be back with a MW soon. Sorry I didn't do it last night, but I was so tired, I probably wouldn't have done a good job of it :lol:

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Post by Kitty » April 25th, 2018, 11:16 pm

all right, everything up and running :)

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Post by Kitty » April 26th, 2018, 12:18 am

Have you seen the list of plays at the end of the book ? :shock: I wish someone scanned and uploaded the whole collection. We would be occupied for the next 20 years :9:

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Post by Kitty » April 26th, 2018, 1:13 am

oh, the MW is up already (shouldn't you be in bed by now, Tomas ?)

Well, can I claim Claudia, please ? :)

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Post by catharmaiden » April 26th, 2018, 1:17 am

May I claim the Abbess of St Hilda :)

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Post by mightyfelix » April 26th, 2018, 6:02 am

I'll take Imma, please.
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Post by WiltedScribe » April 26th, 2018, 11:00 am

Thank you all for your claims! :9: Our cast is already shaping up to be fantastic!
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Post by Kitty » April 26th, 2018, 11:51 pm

yes indeed. It seems the ladies are more eager to grab roles than the males though. :lol:

Well, I move us over to the drama forum so we get more exposure.

Sonia

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Post by benderca » April 27th, 2018, 3:43 am

Kitty wrote:
April 26th, 2018, 11:51 pm
yes indeed. It seems the ladies are more eager to grab roles than the males though. :lol:

Well, I move us over to the drama forum so we get more exposure.

Sonia
Speaking of ladies more eager to grab roles... may I play Dercetus please? :D

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