FULL[PLAY]Mrs. Pretty and The Premier by Arthur Adams - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 5th, 2019, 5:19 pm

Mrs. Pretty and The Premier by Arthur Adams (1872 - 1936).

The Premier has decided that being married would be good for his image. He asks his stenographer for advice: (Premier) Good. Just jot me down a precis of the points made by your fifteen admirers when proposing - the points that specially appealed to you. (Stenographer) I'm afraid, sir, that what most appealed to me could not be expressed in words. In fact, it wasn't words. But no, sir. The subject is too sacred.... (Premier)...But you could tell me how they began. The opening address, eh? How did they lead up? (Stenographer) Most of 'em just kissed me, sir. It seemed to give them confidence. (Premier) But I couldn't possibly start like that. (Stenographer) It's always done sir....
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  • Here we go with a play from Australia suggested by Son of the Exiles. Though the author claims it has universal appeal. So let's throw another shrimp on the barbie and try it, mate! Gender neutral, of course. And Kitty is our DPL shelia.



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      • Project Code: FM5HWg7O
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Adams) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Henry_Adams
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 29
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1914
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        Keywords that describe the book: comedy, politics, romance, australia

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 5th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Chris gave me the heads-up on this one. I think I would like to play Charles Lukin. :)
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Post by ToddHW » January 5th, 2019, 5:34 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Chris gave me the heads-up on this one. I think I would like to play Charles Lukin. :)
Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » January 6th, 2019, 1:36 am

Chris has suggested that the role of Gregory might suit me, so I will claim it. I cannot do an aussie accent so will have to pretend he is an English immigrant. There were a lot of them.
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Post by Kitty » January 6th, 2019, 1:47 am

mightyfelix wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Oh, I can't resist! I'll play Effie!
excellent, thank you, Devorah ! This will be fun.
alanmapstone wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 1:36 am
Chris has suggested that the role of Gregory might suit me, so I will claim it. I cannot do an aussie accent so will have to pretend he is an English immigrant. There were a lot of them.
:lol: wonderful Alan. I think in this play there will be a lot of immigrants ;) Mrs Pretty herself has some European roots I suspect. :mrgreen: Thanks for claiming !

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Post by alanmapstone » January 6th, 2019, 1:50 am

Kitty wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 1:47 am
:lol: wonderful Alan. I think in this play there will be a lot of immigrants ;) Mrs Pretty herself has some European roots I suspect. :mrgreen: Thanks for claiming !
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Post by Kitty » January 6th, 2019, 1:54 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 1:50 am
You are up early for a Sunday morning!
you are even up an hour earlier ;) I always set my alarm clock to 9:30 on my workfree days. I can't let the bunny wait too long.

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Post by alanmapstone » January 6th, 2019, 2:07 am

Kitty wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 1:54 am
you are even up an hour earlier ;)
I am still in bed with my smart phone and a cup of tea!
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 6th, 2019, 2:11 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 1:36 am
Chris has suggested that the role of Gregory might suit me, so I will claim it. I cannot do an aussie accent so will have to pretend he is an English immigrant. There were a lot of them.
Actually, Alan, the very first public servants in Australia were all "old lags" (ie, emancipated English convicts) from the transportation fleets.

I'm sure you can bring the authentic "no names, no flogging" persona to the role. :mrgreen:

There's not many countries in the world who put convicted forgers on their currency: http://www.traveller.com.au/francis-greenway-architect-and-the-convicted-forger-on-the-australian-10-note-grrkd0


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Post by Kitty » January 6th, 2019, 2:17 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 2:07 am
I am still in bed with my smart phone and a cup of tea!
:shock: la dolce vita ! but good for you, enjoy your cuppa

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Post by alanmapstone » January 6th, 2019, 2:26 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 2:11 am

Actually, Alan, the very first public servants in Australia were all "old lags" (ie, emancipated English convicts) from the transportation fleets.
There's not many countries in the world who put convicted forgers on their currency: http://www.traveller.com.au/francis-greenway-architect-and-the-convicted-forger-on-the-australian-10-note-grrkd0

Cheers,
Chris
Thanks for this, Chris.

Fascinating story, particularly as Greenway came from my original home town of Bristol and was born in Mangotsfield a place I know well from my school days.
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Post by Elizabby » January 6th, 2019, 2:22 pm

I'd like to read for Martha Callender please!

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Post by ToddHW » January 6th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Elizabby wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 2:22 pm
I'd like to read for Martha Callender please!
Thank you.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 6th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Since the estate of Wyonora is mentioned quite a few times in the play, I guess it couldn't hurt to have a "received pronunciation" of it.

What do you think, Beth? "Wy-o-NOR-ah"? https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/wyonora.mp3


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