FULL[PLAY]The Benefit of the Doubt by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2019, 6:00 am

The Benefit of the Doubt by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

The plot resolves around a young woman being cited in court as "The Other Woman" in a divorce case, and how her family reacts to it. Says her uncle: I shall go out; people shall see me walking boldly through the streets: Portland Place—Regent Street—Fletcher Portwood, with his head up—his head up, they’ll say. I shall not turn my back on you, my poor little girl; don’t be frightened of that. You were always my favourite niece— I shall dine at the House, and then sup at the club. All London shall see me. “Look at Portwood!” everybody will say. “Then there can’t be the slightest foundation for this scandal about his niece——!”
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Here we go again. Another Pinero with all his endless stage directions. Just the thing for a cold winter weekend.
Gender neutral casting, and the incomparable Sonia as our wonderful DPL!
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      • Project Code: NRX2AqqU
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 35
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1895
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        Keywords that describe the book: family, Scandal

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2019, 6:06 am

ah, yay, a new Pinero :9: I'm getting this on my DPL list of course.

And Mrs Cloys for me. She's got a tight rein on them all :lol:

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2019, 6:18 am

Mrs Cloys? Then we will do our brother/sister thing like in Dandy Dick. Maybe I will get the upper hand this time!!

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2019, 6:25 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 6:18 am
Mrs Cloys? Then we will do our brother/sister thing like in Dandy Dick. Maybe I will get the upper hand this time!!
one day you might, but alas...not this time. But don't give up hope :mrgreen:

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Post by NemoR » January 19th, 2019, 7:59 am

Please sign me up for John Allingham and also sign Eva up for Olive Allingham!

Thnx!
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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2019, 8:06 am

NemoR wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 7:59 am
Please sign me up for John Allingham and also sign Eva up for Olive Allingham!
of course, you got them ! I'm sure this will be great working together on the role. (now you can go back to bed :lol: )

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Post by NemoR » January 19th, 2019, 8:13 am

Kitty wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 8:06 am
NemoR wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 7:59 am
Please sign me up for John Allingham and also sign Eva up for Olive Allingham!
of course, you got them ! I'm sure this will be great working together on the role. (now you can go back to bed :lol: )

Sonia
Thanks Sonia! .... looking forward to it! (the roles that is, bed is over for this day ..it's coffee time!)
Nemo

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2019, 8:15 am

NemoR wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 8:13 am
Thanks Sonia! .... looking forward to it! (the roles that is, bed is over for this day ..it's coffee time!)
well the early bird catches the role :mrgreen: enjoy your brekkie

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2019, 8:25 am

Thank you both. (I'm at the airport and could not access the MW, so thank you Sonia for doing that. )

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2019, 8:25 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 8:25 am
Thank you both. (I'm at the airport and could not access the MW, so thank you Sonia for doing that. )
have a good flight then !

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Post by silverquill » January 19th, 2019, 8:31 am

Yeah, I'm supposed to be at an airport Tues for a short trip to Haiti, but we have a major storm blowing into New England tonight and tomorrow. At least I can work from home today and Monday.

I've been staying away from plays and any other major commitments, but if you're willing, I'd love to do the stage directions. I'll get the prep work done this weekend and keep it as a priority.

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2019, 8:39 am

I am picking up at airport, not leaving.

Glad to have you do stage directions.

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2019, 8:39 am

I'll update the MW then for the time being :)

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 19th, 2019, 10:20 am

I'll give Claude a go!
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