OPEN[Play] The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by DH Lawrence - thw

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wib66
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Post by wib66 » July 20th, 2020, 9:47 am

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930).

Mrs. Holroyd is married to a loutish miner, who drinks, apparently patronizes prostitutes, and apparently brutalizes her. When a gentlemanly neighbor makes romantic advances to her, she wishes her husband dead. ( Michele Eaton)
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      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: oxjLZO7n
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (D. H. Lawrence) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._H._Lawrence
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Widowing_of_Mrs._Holroyd
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 50
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1914
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        Genres for the project: Family Life

        Keywords that describe the book: romance, death, family life

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Post by alanmapstone » July 20th, 2020, 10:20 am

Hi Michelle
I may be jumping the gun but I would love to play Holroyd. I think I can do the dialect with a suitable accent.
Big fan of DH 😺
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Post by wib66 » July 20th, 2020, 10:34 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 10:20 am
Hi Michelle
I may be jumping the gun but I would love to play Holroyd. I think I can do the dialect with a suitable accent.
Big fan of DH 😺
Hi Alan that would be great thanks will sign you up when the MW is ready
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Post by ToddHW » July 20th, 2020, 1:19 pm

There you go. MW's in both plays.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by wib66 » July 20th, 2020, 1:49 pm

ToddHW wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 1:19 pm
There you go. MW's in both plays.

Thanks, Todd
THanks Todd
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Post by wib66 » July 20th, 2020, 2:46 pm

Hi Todd the MW is now done as I over estimated the number of sections please could you remove the surplus ones many thanks
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Post by Scarbo » July 20th, 2020, 2:57 pm

Thanks for setting this and the other play up! I think I'd like to try my hand at PLing for this one. I've gone over the documentation.

May I also sign up for the Narrator for Acts 1-3? (I can't do accents other than my own. :P)

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Post by wib66 » July 20th, 2020, 3:19 pm

Scarbo wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Thanks for setting this and the other play up! I think I'd like to try my hand at PLing for this one. I've gone over the documentation.

May I also sign up for the Narrator for Acts 1-3? (I can't do accents other than my own. :P)
Thats great Todd will add you as DPL. I will sign you up to those parts and I will PL those for you. Can I also sign you up to do the cast list.
Have you downloaded checker for checking the files to make sure they are to the right specification if not then here is a link to it

http://www.cgjennings.ca/checker/index.html

And install the latest version.

If you need any help just ask. :help:
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Post by Scarbo » July 20th, 2020, 3:31 pm

Thanks! I can do the cast list too. And yes, I've got Checker downloaded.

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Post by wib66 » July 20th, 2020, 3:31 pm

Scarbo wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Thanks! I can do the cast list too. And yes, I've got Checker downloaded.
That's great thanks
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Post by EltonTheSnowman » July 20th, 2020, 10:43 pm

Hi Michele, I’d like to claim the titular role of Mrs Holroyd. :)
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Post by wib66 » July 21st, 2020, 2:46 am

EltonTheSnowman wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Hi Michele, I’d like to claim the titular role of Mrs Holroyd. :)
Thank you for claiming
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Post by Toria23 » July 22nd, 2020, 6:31 am

Hello, this is my first time to ask for a reading, but very keen to claim the role of Clara if it is still open. I believe I will do it justice!
Thanks,
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Post by wib66 » July 22nd, 2020, 7:45 am

Toria23 wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 6:31 am
Hello, this is my first time to ask for a reading, but very keen to claim the role of Clara if it is still open. I believe I will do it justice!
Thanks,
Toria23
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Post by Salvationist » July 23rd, 2020, 7:08 pm

May I read the First Bearer?
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