[FULL][PLAY]Broken Hearts by W. S. Gilbert - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2020, 9:05 am

Broken Hearts by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan fame also wrote non-musical plays without Sullivan as a partner. Here is a dramatic play far afield from the comedy musicals we often think of when we hear Gilbert's name: Prince Florian of Spain arrives on The Island of Broken Hearts, peopled by "we maidens all (save one [their dwarf protector]) [who] have dearly loved, and those we loved have died. We, broken hearts, knit by the sympathy of kindred woe, have sought this isle far from the ken of man; and having loved, and having lost our loves, stand pledged to love no living thing again." Fairies and magic lead to self-understanding, showing that Gilbert can well handle more serious material than you may think. ( ToddHW)
  • Not a happy play - this is not what you'd expect from Gilbert. Kitty will try to keep our spirits up with her fabulous DPL work.
    Gender neutral, though it is a small cast.



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      • Project Code: TTLUEIbT
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (W. S. Gilbert) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._S._Gilbert
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Hearts
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 21
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1875
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        Keywords that describe the book: magic, fairies, island, gilbert, maidens

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2020, 9:07 am

no rest for the wicked, I see.

Ok, getting this on my DPL list and I'll try the role of Hilda this time. Though I may need a bit of time for this role.

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2020, 9:12 am

All I can say in its defense is that it is a shorter play than the Pinero Big Drum. Oh, and there are 6 more Gilberts in the same book.

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2020, 9:15 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 9:12 am
All I can say in its defense is that it is a shorter play than the Pinero Big Drum.
I just noticed that we finished The big drum in only 2 months !!! A new record ?

Sonia

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Post by MichaelMaggs » January 19th, 2020, 9:22 am

A nice short one this time. Could I narrate please?

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2020, 9:24 am

Nah, there have been Shakespeare-in-a-week projects. Still that was admirable for such a big work!

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2020, 9:24 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 9:22 am
A nice short one this time. Could I narrate please?
Yes, thank you.

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2020, 9:24 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 9:24 am
Nah, there have been Shakespeare-in-a-week projects.
I meant for our Pineros...

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2020, 9:27 am

In Chancery was pretty quick. 2 months and a week. But it was about a third of Big Drum.

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 19th, 2020, 9:45 am

Looks like Prince Florian is the only man left, so I'd like to play him. :)

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Post by bluechien » January 19th, 2020, 10:30 am

What a strange and lovely little play!

Well, Vavir is a perfect ingenue, so ... can I claim Melusine? :)
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Post by ToddHW » January 19th, 2020, 10:31 am

Nothing wrong with man playing woman; we have the opposite (woman playing man) happening here often, I've played a woman or two, and has anyone missed SonoftheExiles as the parlourmaid in Pineros "Playgoer's"?

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2020, 11:07 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 10:31 am
has anyone missed SonoftheExiles as the parlourmaid in Pineros "Playgoer's"?
this performance is not for the faint of heart though !

Sonia

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Post by thestorygirl » January 19th, 2020, 11:12 am

Would you have me as the Lady Vavir?

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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2020, 11:34 am

thestorygirl wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 11:12 am
Would you have me as the Lady Vavir?
we would love to have you in here. It's a tragic role though... Thank you

Sonia

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