OPEN Play - The Show Off by George Kelly - rap

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wib66
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Post by wib66 » May 12th, 2020, 8:16 pm

The Show Off by George Kelly (1887-1974).

Volunteers outside the USA: George Kelly died in 1974. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.

Amy Fisher's parents can't understand what their daughter sees in Aubrey Piper, a loudmouth and braggart who pretends to be more than the lowly clerk he is.

She marries Aubrey even though he can't seem to stop insulting others or interfering with their lives. He accidentally sets her inventor brother Joe's laboratory on fire and also wrecks a car, driving it without a license. He is kicked off a radio show for offending the sponsor and blows Joe's deal with a paint company by demanding the inventor be paid $100,000.

Things go from bad to worse as Amy and Aubrey move in with her parents. ( Chuckw)
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      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

      Submit one file per act.
    7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      [Role], read by [your name].

      If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:
      At the beginning: Act [#] of The Show Off, by George Kelly. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

      At the end: End of Act [#].
      At the end of the play, additionally: End of The Show Off, by George Kelly.

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      showoff_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.

      Filename for final files: showoff_##_kelly_128kb.mp3
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Post by wib66 » May 12th, 2020, 8:18 pm

I will also be DPL and Editor
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Post by alanmapstone » May 12th, 2020, 10:06 pm

Hi Michele
Always good to see a new play being started. Thanks for that.
I know it is too early for claims but just to let you know I would be interested in reading the father, Mr Fisher as he is an older male character.
Hope you are keeping safe and healthy at this difficult time :D
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 13th, 2020, 1:50 am

Hi Michele! Let me MC this project! I'll go set it up!
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 13th, 2020, 1:56 am

The playwright is actually George Kelly (1887-1974). Heywood Broun (1888 - 1939) is the author of the preface only, which I think you are not including anyway, right?
I'll make the necessary changes in the first post :)
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Post by wib66 » May 13th, 2020, 8:31 am

Again apologies for my errors many thanks for sorting that out for me.
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 13th, 2020, 8:36 am

That's fine! It's nice to work with you!
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Post by wib66 » May 13th, 2020, 8:38 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 8:36 am
That's fine! It's nice to work with you!
Aww thank you and the same to you :9:
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Post by wib66 » May 13th, 2020, 8:51 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Hi Michele
Always good to see a new play being started. Thanks for that.
I know it is too early for claims but just to let you know I would be interested in reading the father, Mr Fisher as he is an older male character.
Hope you are keeping safe and healthy at this difficult time :D
Hi Alan
Many thanks for claiming I have signed you up to that part.
Michele

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It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

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Post by alanmapstone » May 13th, 2020, 9:01 am

wib66 wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 8:51 am
alanmapstone wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Hi Michele
Always good to see a new play being started. Thanks for that.
I know it is too early for claims but just to let you know I would be interested in reading the father, Mr Fisher as he is an older male character.
Many thanks for claiming I have signed you up to that part.
Sorry Michele but the change of author means I cannot read for this project as I am in England and it is not PD for me. 😭
alan
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Post by wib66 » May 13th, 2020, 9:24 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 9:01 am
wib66 wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 8:51 am
alanmapstone wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Hi Michele
Always good to see a new play being started. Thanks for that.
I know it is too early for claims but just to let you know I would be interested in reading the father, Mr Fisher as he is an older male character.
Many thanks for claiming I have signed you up to that part.
Sorry Michele but the change of author means I cannot read for this project as I am in England and it is not PD for me. 😭
So sorry about that :(
Michele

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Post by wib66 » May 13th, 2020, 9:27 am

Rapunzelina please could you remove the extra sections at the end in the MW as I do not need them my apologies :)
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 13th, 2020, 4:33 pm

Extra sections removed, and thread moved to the Dramatic Works forum :thumbs:
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Post by LydiaCW » May 18th, 2020, 8:21 pm

Could I claim Clara?
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Post by wib66 » May 19th, 2020, 2:40 am

LydiaCW wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Could I claim Clara?
Yes thank you for claiming
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