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Post by ToddHW » May 11th, 2018, 5:40 pm

At The Sign of The Greedy Pig by Charles S. Brooks (1878 - 1934).

"Sometimes, in a mood of Spanish castles, there flits across my fancy the vision of an ancient city on a hill-top, with lofty battlements thrust upward from the rock and towers that stand on tip-toe…. Our stage is the square of this ancient city, seen dimly in the night.... The time of our play is remote and I choose to think the world is flat, that comets are of evil prophecy and witches still ride on the windy moon...." (Author) Published in the same book as "Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy of Pirates", this story is subtitled "A Frightful Comedy of Beggars". The play describes skulduggery at the tavern with The Sign of The Greedy Pig. Will the beggars be hung as vagrants? Will true love triumph at the end? (ToddHW)
  • This project is complete. Audio files may be found in our catalog at: https://librivox.org/at-the-sign-of-the-greedy-pig-by-charles-s-brooks/

    From Arrgs by a band of scurvy pirates to calls for spare change from a trio of beggars. Kitty (Sonia) will be our wonderful DPL. Casting is gender neutral as always.

    Anyone with an "Act 1 only" role can feel free to take an "Act 2 only" role as well.





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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/frightfulplays01broo#page/128/mode/2up
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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: 3HzjKmXd
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Charles S. Brooks) : n/a
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 36
      • 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; Humorous Fiction

        Keywords that describe the book: beggars, true love, ballad monger

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        At the end: End of Act [#].

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        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        signofthegreedypig_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



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Post by WiltedScribe » May 11th, 2018, 6:16 pm

I can't pass up the chance of playing a character with the name of Blat, so he is the one I choose. :P
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Post by ToddHW » May 11th, 2018, 6:23 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
May 11th, 2018, 6:16 pm
I can't pass up the chance of playing a character with the name of Blat, so he is the one I choose. :P
Thank you.

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Post by NemoR » May 11th, 2018, 8:09 pm

Getting into my beggar role ..... please, please, plleeeezzzz ....may I play Whimp, Sir?
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Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty.”

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Post by bluechien » May 11th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Could I take Student, please?
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ond let him not see this, lest he should come home,
and Pinch me, or kill my Squirrel.

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Post by ToddHW » May 12th, 2018, 12:58 am

NemoR wrote:
May 11th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Getting into my beggar role ..... please, please, plleeeezzzz ....may I play Whimp, Sir?
Well whined, sir. Thank you.

Todd

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Post by ToddHW » May 12th, 2018, 12:59 am

bluechien wrote:
May 11th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Could I take Student, please?
Grammatically correct. You'll be a good student.

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Post by Kitty » May 12th, 2018, 1:04 am

your DPL and Narrator is in ! So now I know what I have to do over the weekend :lol: This is a huge cast :shock:

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Post by Kitty » May 12th, 2018, 1:06 am

Todd, would it be possible to give this link in the first post: https://archive.org/stream/frightfulplays01broo#page/128/mode/2up
Then our readers don't have to skip all the Wappin' Wharf text to find our play.

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » May 12th, 2018, 2:21 am

A character called Yank, a hangman has lines in act 2, from page 195, but is not in MW. If you add him I would like to take the role. Otherwise I will read Squeak.
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Post by Kitty » May 12th, 2018, 5:43 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 2:21 am
A character called Yank, a hangman has lines in act 2, from page 195, but is not in MW. If you add him I would like to take the role. Otherwise I will read Squeak.
you are correct, Alan. I'll insert the character and assign you to Yank. So you feel like a cheerful hangman, ey ? ;)

Another question: the "workman" in the MW, is he supposed to be the Watchman ? There is a watchman in the first Act, not sure I encountered a workman. :hmm:
Also if I leave the direct speeches that are embedded in the narrative, to the respective players, there is one sentence for the Apple-Woman in Act 2 (on p. 182).

Todd, I have just recorded 1 hour worth of stage directions :shock: Now on to the editing phase. I hope to get the first act in today. It's a super cool plot. 8-)

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » May 12th, 2018, 5:53 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 2:21 am
A character called Yank, a hangman has lines in act 2, from page 195, but is not in MW. If you add him I would like to take the role. Otherwise I will read Squeak.
You are now in the MW. I had inserted Second Villager 3 times - and 2 of those times were Yank and a forgotten Bell-Ringer.

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Post by ToddHW » May 12th, 2018, 5:55 am

Kitty wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 5:43 am

Another question: the "workman" in the MW, is he supposed to be the Watchman ? There is a watchman in the first Act, not sure I encountered a workman. :hmm:
Also if I leave the direct speeches that are embedded in the narrative, to the respective players, there is one sentence for the Apple-Woman in Act 2 (on p. 182).

Todd, I have just recorded 1 hour worth of stage directions :shock: Now on to the editing phase. I hope to get the first act in today. It's a super cool plot. 8-)

Sonia
Workman, watchman. Just old eyes and a scanned script I fear. And I'll add the Apple-Woman in Act 2.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » May 12th, 2018, 5:57 am

ToddHW wrote:
May 12th, 2018, 5:55 am
Workman, watchman. Just old eyes and a scanned script I fear. And I'll add the Apple-Woman in Act 2.
There is a huge cast of small roles. I have a hunch we may add more as the play gets on :lol: I'll dig them out by and by while I PL the others ;)

btw your eyes are not that bad. The watchman is compared to a workman, that's probably how the error happened. I'll change it in the MW.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » May 12th, 2018, 10:56 am

Here's work for you, Todd :mrgreen: The narrator for the first Act is done. I spent the entire afternoon on this, now I need a serious break. :? But it's a great play, and a great plot and interesting characters.

For the dramatis personae, I simply read them off in the order of the MW, as they were not written out in the book. I guess in the end you will somehow group them according to their importance in the play. :hmm:

Please take a special listen from 8:18: "Twist squats on the step of the church" till 10:20: "and points with excited uplifted finger". I noticed in the editing phase that the birds in my garden where twittering during some of my lines. :? If you think it's too annoying, then I'll re-read those 2 minutes. Just tell me. I can take it.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/signofthegreedypig_narrator_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 26:52 min.

Oh and I pitied Twist soooo much :cry: The three scoundrel beggars are so nasty to him. :evil: They fully deserve their jobs in the second act.

Sonia

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