COMPLETE[PLAY]Madame Pepita by Sierra - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 29th, 2020, 5:31 am

Madame Pepita by Gregorio Martínez Sierra (1881 - 1947). Translated by John Garrett Underhill (1876 - 1946)

Madame Pepita is a dressmaker in Madrid with an inherited fortune and a secret. So naturally she worries about the motivations of the suitors for her daughter's hand. But perhaps she should pay attention to other concerns as well. This play was made into a BBC movie in 1952. ( ToddHW)
  • This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page at: https://librivox.org/madame-pepita-by-gregorio-martinez-sierra/


    We did a one act play of his as part of the current one act collection. The prologue was given by a puppet, which seemed an interesting touch. So howsabout a full length play of his - even if there are no puppets this time?

    Gender neutral casting. And, even though the cast list in the book gives the character ages (why?? no idea - but that is why it is in the MW), you can be any age to portray any character.




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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: EbzOlppG
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Gregorio Martínez Sierra) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Martínez_Sierra
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1922
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        Genres for the project: Plays

        Keywords that describe the book: fortune hunter, dressmaking

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by jennlea » June 29th, 2020, 7:07 am

May I read Catalina?
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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 29th, 2020, 7:54 am

Could I narrate, please?

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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 29th, 2020, 7:57 am

The 'read-this' link goes to a scanned copy of the text which on my machine is so low resolution as to be pretty well unreadable. It's better to scroll down, select the pdf version, and to download that. That's much higher resolution

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Post by ToddHW » June 29th, 2020, 8:36 am

Thank you, and I put your message about the PDF up in the first posting. (The linked version is smaller but quite legible on my screen.)

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » June 29th, 2020, 9:09 am

May I play Galatea? :)
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Post by alanmapstone » June 29th, 2020, 10:05 am

Don Guillermo please !!
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Post by mightyfelix » June 29th, 2020, 10:48 am

I'll read for Carmen, please. I wonder if I could pull off a decent Spanish accent for this one? :hmm: I may try it.


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Post by Availle » June 29th, 2020, 4:55 pm

I'm a bit older than Madame Pepita, but if you don't mind... I'm wondering what her secret is? :twisted:
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Post by ToddHW » June 29th, 2020, 5:28 pm

I think it has to do with her daughter's father.... But I did read kinda fast while I was setting up the MW.

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Post by mightyfelix » June 29th, 2020, 5:30 pm

I had to laugh at myself when I looked at the ages. At first, I was going to say that I'd read Carmen because she's closest to my age. Then I realized I'm actually right in between her and Madame Pepita. Then I realized, no, I'm actually closer to Madame Pepita! :lol: :roll:

(In my defense, I just had a birthday.)

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Post by alanmapstone » June 29th, 2020, 7:36 pm

Availle wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 4:55 pm
I'm a bit older than Madame Pepita, but if you don't mind... I'm wondering what her secret is? :twisted:
Don't worry I am nearly twice the age of Don G 😺
Fortunately for me appearance does not matter on Librivox.
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