[OPEN Play]The Witch-Wife by Henry Spicer - thw

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 6th, 2020, 11:18 am

[Play] The Witch-Wife by Henry Spicer (1811 - 1891).

Matthew Hopkins, a renowned witch-hunter, has his sights set on the quiet village near Pendell Manor. However Cecile Howard and her friends are determined to put an end to his superstitious nonsense, put an end to his reign of terror, and teach him a lesson he won't soon forget! ( Kelly S. Taylor)
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      • Project Code: 60KR4N5t
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henry Spicer) :http://www.victorianresearch.org/atcl/show_author.php?aid=1957
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 73
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1849
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        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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        At the end: End of Act [#]. At very end of last act, also "End of The Witch-Wife, by Henry Spicer"

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 6th, 2020, 11:19 am

Looking for an MC and DPL!

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Post by ToddHW » July 6th, 2020, 1:44 pm

I will MC. Here you go.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » July 6th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Hi
Could I read the Constable in Act 1?
As this character is only in one act perhaps I could also read Judge Howlett in act 5 and/or the Gaoler on act 4.
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Post by ktaylor07 » July 7th, 2020, 5:11 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Hi
Could I read the Constable in Act 1?
As this character is only in one act perhaps I could also read Judge Howlett in act 5 and/or the Gaoler on act 4.
Yes - Welcome aboard, sir!

Because these are small parts that appear in one act only, I'm glad to let you have them all!

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Post by jennlea » July 7th, 2020, 5:35 am

May I claim Cecile?
-Jenn B.

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 7th, 2020, 6:01 am

jennlea wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 5:35 am
May I claim Cecile?
Certainly! Glad to have you aboard for this project!

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 7th, 2020, 11:49 pm

Hi there!

I hope this isn't too presumptuous coming from a new kid around here, but if you'll have me I'd absolutely love to try my hand at Matthew Hopkins. If not, I'd be happy with most any role in this one.

Let me know!
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 8th, 2020, 12:19 am

Are you not reading any role yourself, Kelly? I could do the PLing if you'll have me. :D
Are you also doing the editing? Thanks!

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Post by ToddHW » July 8th, 2020, 4:46 am

May I read the stage directions?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 8th, 2020, 5:19 am

OooThatsNifty wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 11:49 pm
Hi there!

I hope this isn't too presumptuous coming from a new kid around here, but if you'll have me I'd absolutely love to try my hand at Matthew Hopkins. If not, I'd be happy with most any role in this one.

Let me know!
Oh yes! Welcome aboard! Have fun with the Witch-Hunting! :D

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 8th, 2020, 5:25 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 12:19 am
Are you not reading any role yourself, Kelly? I could do the PLing if you'll have me. :D
Are you also doing the editing? Thanks!
Oh hooray! hooray! I would love to have you PL! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Well, I wasn't going to do a role, because I was afraid no one would volunteer to read the stage directions, but I see that Todd has generously volunteered to do that, so I guess I'm going to! Double hooray!! :D :D

Yes, I plan on editing. I just finished editing my first one act play. It took me forever, but I really enjoyed the experience. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with this one.

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 8th, 2020, 5:27 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 4:46 am
May I read the stage directions?

Thanks, Todd
Oh, yes, please! Thanks! I just sent you a note saying that I wasn't taking a role because I was afraid no one would read the stage directions. You must have had your mind-reading powers working on over time this morning... :D

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Post by Kitty » July 8th, 2020, 6:29 am

I can be Maggie, but I didn't see her in Act 2. Can you tell me the pages ? :hmm:

Sonia

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Post by ktaylor07 » July 8th, 2020, 7:43 am

Kitty wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 6:29 am
I can be Maggie, but I didn't see her in Act 2. Can you tell me the pages ? :hmm:

Sonia
I have made a mistake! :oops: :oops:

I must have seen MAR for Harry Martyn while I was scanning the line assignments and thought I saw MAG for Maggie. She's not in Act II, just in Act III.

I put you down for the role, but you're welcome to change if you'd like to.

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