[OPEN] DR - The Bat (novel), by Mary Roberts Rinehart-mas

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Post by LCaulkins » December 7th, 2019, 9:30 pm

The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876 - 1958).

A Mysterious killer—Man? Beast? Or devil?—spreading terror throughout a nation, flouting law and lawless alike … Curious GOING-ON in a house rented immediately upon the death of its owner … A WARNING to leave the house, underlined with threats of death … A SHADOW bearing one gleaming eye [ … ] Wouldn’t You Like to Know – What happens when the indomitable Miss Van Gorder refuses to be frightened from the house of murder? What nerve-shaking word is spelled out by the Ouija board? [ … ] Who is the stranger who arrives half dead? Who is the Bat?” ( from ad in The Bat )

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Post by LCaulkins » December 7th, 2019, 9:33 pm

**This is the novel, not the play.

The novel is not on Wikipedia.

This novel is also available in full view at Hathitrust: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100550918

We do know that there is a solo reading of this in the LV catalog, but really, *really* want to do a dramatic read of it. :)

I’ll fill in keywords later.

LCaulkins will BC, narrate, PL role files, and edit (I will need a DPL for Narrator files and finished chapters - will advertise for that later)

Color-coded scripts for all chapters are linked above the MW. Individual chapter scripts will also be linked in the MW.

SCaulkins will read Detective Anderson
Dale and Brooks/Bailey are reserved for Heather and Pat Smith
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Post by Elizabby » December 8th, 2019, 4:04 am

Do you have a Miss Cornelia already? If not, I'd love to read for her!

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Post by LCaulkins » December 8th, 2019, 8:29 am

Elizabby wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 4:04 am
Do you have a Miss Cornelia already? If not, I'd love to read for her!
We don't, yet. :) That would be great.
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Post by mightyfelix » December 8th, 2019, 10:38 am

This looks very good! Do you have a full list of characters we can begin looking at? I've skimmed through a couple of the chapters, and I think Dale looks like an interesting role. But I'm curious about what other characters there are. (Without having to read the whole book! :wink:)

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Post by LCaulkins » December 8th, 2019, 11:19 am

Aw, I'm sorry - Dale is already reserved. Open characters (heaviness of lines, # of chapters):

Doctor Wells - middle age man, best if male, but could be neutral, a take-charger (moderate, 10)
Lizzie Allen - middle age woman, superstitious hand maid to Cornelia, Irish accent -or good approximation- is a fantastic bonus (light to moderate, 16)
Richard Fleming - youngish snotty heir (moderate, 1)
Reginald Beresbord - young snobbish attorney (light to moderate, 7)
Unknown - youngish to middle age mysterious man with a strong presence, good at acting and conniving (light, 4)
Billy the Butler who knows jiu jitsu - young to middle age man, can be neutral, Japanese accent is a bonus (light, 10) <~~ and sincere apologies for the early-19th century xenophobia in the writing!! (In the form of such comments as "where is That Jap"

Bit parts - Police Chief (best as a man), Millionaire, Young Detective, City News Editor, News Editor Colleague (2). most of these are fine for gender neutral

**I've listed ages for character description, but I'm not requiring age matching for readers.

Reserved Roles:
Narrator
Miss Cornelia
Detective Anderson
Dale
Brooks/Bailey
Sally
Underworld Voice
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Post by benderca » December 8th, 2019, 4:06 pm

If the sinister Underworld Voice is still open, I'd love to take it. Bwahh haaw haaah haaah haaaaaah! :mrgreen:

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Post by mightyfelix » December 8th, 2019, 4:59 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 11:19 am
Aw, I'm sorry - Dale is already reserved.
Oh yes, I'm sorry. I forgot you'd already said that. Well, I will wait a bit and maybe pick something up down the line.

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Post by LCaulkins » December 8th, 2019, 6:16 pm

benderca wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 4:06 pm
If the sinister Underworld Voice is still open, I'd love to take it. Bwahh haaw haaah haaah haaaaaah! :mrgreen:
Heee 8-) you got it
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Post by leanneyauyau » December 9th, 2019, 4:45 am

I can take sally as it's a small role.
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Post by LCaulkins » December 9th, 2019, 6:05 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 4:45 am
I can take sally as it's a small role.
Sure!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 9th, 2019, 2:07 pm

Lynette,

Did you make the scripts from the PG version or the Hathi Trust version? I ask because Hathi Trust is a scan (pdf) and not downloadable unless you have library-type rights. If you're working from the PG version for the scripts, that's what should be linked in the database as the text source.

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Post by LCaulkins » December 9th, 2019, 3:39 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Lynette,

Did you make the scripts from the PG version or the Hathi Trust version? I ask because Hathi Trust is a scan (pdf) and not downloadable unless you have library-type rights. If you're working from the PG version for the scripts, that's what should be linked in the database as the text source.

MaryAnn
Hi, MaryAnn, I did work from both, after pasting from the PG. But I'll change that up there.

Also - I'm very certain I meticulously entered the second author on the template, but he's not there? Do second authors stay hidden during this stage, or did he somehow get dropped?
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Count of Monte Cristo Belinda The Bat!

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 9th, 2019, 9:12 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Hi, MaryAnn, I did work from both, after pasting from the PG. But I'll change that up there.
Were they the same? It would be easiest on the PD side if you used the PG version, since we know that's been checked for PD status and cleared. I think Hathi trust also clears for copyright before posting material, but would need to research that.

And not sure on the author, I can check to see if it comes through when the project is set up and if not, add the second name then.

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Post by LCaulkins » December 9th, 2019, 10:32 pm

Let's just go with the PG one. :)
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