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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 27th, 2018, 11:30 pm

[Dramatic Read] Dave Brings Home A Wife, by Steele Rudd (1868 - 1935).

This is a self-contained story-arc over eight chapters from the pages of Steele Rudd's book "Back At Our Selection". The Synopsis: After being a shy bachelor for a number of years, Dave (Dad Rudd's second eldest son) has finally got married. To a "Girl from Town" named "Lily White". When she first arrives at "Ruddville", she and Dave's sister Sarah get on wonderfully. But after some months, friction between the two young women sets in, and Dave and Lily seek to have a separate house of their own on the extensive Rudd property. But Dad, though now a prosperous farmer, started out with his wife and children in a two-room settler's slab-hut, and has a notion ... exacerbated by tightfistedness ... that all young folk should start out their married life like that and work their way up. So he finds, demolishes, carts, and re-erects a forty-year-old abandoned shack on his own property for his son and daughter-in-law. They acquiesce to accepting it, and in time even become rather contented there. But soon, Dave's mother-in-law arrives for a visit, and cranky old Dad Rudd finally meets his nemesis. (Summary by Son of the Exiles)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 27th, 2018, 11:31 pm

CAST LIST

Narrator - Beth (Elizabby) has already kindly volunteered to narrate for us. CLAIMED - Elizabby.

Dad Rudd, Australian farmer - Patriarch of the Rudd clan. Can be charming, but something of a blowhard. CLAIMED - Son of the Exiles.

Mother Rudd, wife of Dad Rudd - Need I say it? ;) The Matriarch. The family "voice of reason", and the only person who can talk to Dad when he's in a temper. CLAIMED - benderca.

Dave Rudd, son of Dad Rudd - Slow-talkin', generally easy-going Aussie country boy. Newly-married in this story-arc. Tomas has previously expressed an interest in this role, so I am holding it for him. CLAIMED - WiltedScribe.

Sarah Rudd, daughter of Dad Rudd - Rather tough Aussie country girl. Initially very affectionate to her new sister-in-law, but develops a bit of a chip on her shoulder after a while. CLAIMED - Ealswythe.

Lily White, newly married to Dave - A "Girl from Town", initially used to having things done for her; this is the primary cause of her falling-out with Sarah. After she and Dave get their own place, however, she learns to "pitch in". CLAIMED - mightyfelix.

Lily’s Mother - Dave's mother-in-law. Five feet of feistiness. When she comes for a visit, Dad Rudd finally meets his nemesis. CLAIMED - Kitty.

Joe Rudd, son of Dad Rudd - Has always been the clown of the family, but by this point has developed into a reliable farm hand. Thinks his Dad's a bit of a dill. (ie, "twit"). CLAIMED - NemoR.

Bill Rudd, son of Dad Rudd - Small bit part. CLAIMED - Foon.

Barty Rudd, son of Dad Rudd. Medium bit part. CLAIMED - PeterMusgrove.

Jimmy Regan - Neighbour to the Rudds - An Irish accent is great if you can manage it, but is not neccessary. CLAIMED - ToddHW.

Young Regan - Neighbour to the Rudds. Aussie son of Irish neighbour. Smart-alec teenager, who has a bit-part sassing and contradicting Dad. CLAIMED - EvieMaria.

Willie Wiley - Orphan boy adopted by one of Dad's neighbours. Small bit part as a messenger. CLAIMED - Foon.

Mary Murphy - Daughter of one of Dad's neighbours. Small bit part. CLAIMED - leanneyauyau.

The Parson - small bit part. CLAIMED - silverquill.

Mrs Walker - small bit part. CLAIMED - catharmaiden

Building Contractor - small bit part. CLAIMED - silverquill


If you want to get a bit of the idea of the way some of the characters are usually portrayed visually in books and films, here are the opening credits of the 1995 film version of Steele Rudd's "Dad & Dave" stories.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AdI-8NIgkRsFG1TyfycZBms_GAansfoT
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Post by Kitty » April 27th, 2018, 11:32 pm

ah I see this is launched. Well I will hop in quickly to claim Lily's mom. I hear she's a feisty person, and has the added bonus of fighting with Dad Rudd. :lol:

I can MC this as well...

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Post by Kitty » April 27th, 2018, 11:36 pm

Chris, do you really only want 8 sections ? I'm just asking because usually you need more for all those roles :hmm:

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Post by Kitty » April 27th, 2018, 11:48 pm

ok MW is up. You can start filling it in. I also put myself in as DPL. Now be eternally grateful. :lol:

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Post by leanneyauyau » April 28th, 2018, 6:20 am

I'll play Mary Murphy?
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Post by silverquill » April 28th, 2018, 6:34 am

Well, time for something small, so I'd be glad to fill in for the Parson. I guess I could manage the Contractor too, since they are far apart.

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Post by WiltedScribe » April 28th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Why is my role "pending confirmation" here? :hmm: My interest in the role hasn't dwindled in three days. :lol:

Needless to say, I'm in for Dave!
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Post by Ealswythe » April 28th, 2018, 5:02 pm

I'll take Sarah! :D

Thank you! :D
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Post by ToddHW » April 28th, 2018, 6:39 pm

I can handle a small role - howsabout Jimmy Regan? Not sure me accent'll actually be Iraish, but it should fit in okay.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 28th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Thanks everyone!

I've updated everyone on the Cast List post.


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Post by Kitty » April 29th, 2018, 3:35 am

all right, I can move us over to Dramatic Reading then. :)

And as per request, I delete the final sections since they are redundant anyway.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 30th, 2018, 9:01 pm

benderca wrote:
April 29th, 2018, 11:32 am
Mother Rudd please.
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