OPEN[PLAY]One Act Play Collection 015 - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 27th, 2020, 4:52 am

Great. This collection is intended for doing exactly that - letting you run a play while

I handle the MW-related things
* setting up the MW at start
* registering claims and changes in their status until everything is PL OK
* (as part of that, I orphan any lingering claims over their 60 day point unless you grant extensions)
* getting rid of the part files as they are superseded by the combined master file with everybody in it
* make sure everything is ready to catalog

You will
* find a play (you've done that)
* figure out PD text link and author bio (dates for PDness; wikipediea link if possible)
* do or arrange to have done all the part PLs
* live through the surprise of having some people not able to deliver what they claimed - Real Life does intervene....
* edit the play together and get that PL'd (you can't PL your own final file - need someone else to listen)
* make up the cast list for the catalog
* have done everything to run a play except the MW things by the end of this project

Process starts with you giving me the info as you see in Chris's post above - except that he forgot to post who the author was.

Enjoy, ask questions. A second reason for this collection is that some of us just like doing these shorter plays, even though we also do longer ones, so other folks here can jump in and give you advice whenever I'm not around.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 27th, 2020, 1:05 pm

Ok, here it is:

Title: The Gazing Globe
Author: Eugene Pillot
PD text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37970/37970-h/37970-h.htm#page_139
Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known: No Wikipedia page. Death year: 1966?
Link to title on Wikipedia
Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have: 4
Original publication date: February 26, 1920
The list of characters in your plays so when we have a MW I can set up your sections properly!
--Zama
--Ohano
--Nijo
--Stage Directions

(And I wanted to t play Ohano myself)

Although I have to ask now, having seen the author's supposed year of death (I can't find any confirmation other than PG), is this one PD in Australia where I'm based?

Annie

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Post by ToddHW » December 27th, 2020, 1:29 pm

Sorry. Looks like anything by Pillot is not out of copyright in Australia - he died in 1966.

https://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/findingAid.cfm?eadid=00347

Assuming it is the same person, of course.

Drat - looked like a good play!

Thanks, Todd

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 27th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Darn.... Ok, I will look for something else. Thanks.

Annie

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Post by ktaylor07 » December 27th, 2020, 4:07 pm

I would like to BC “Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady” (1840) https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89099301673&view=1up&seq=6
by J.R. Planche (1796-1880) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Planch%C3%A9

Dramatis Personae:

Stage Directions
Ruy Gomez
Marquis de Santa Cruz
King Charles II of Spain
Duchess de Torreneueva
Leonora
Guzman
Lopez
Pedro
Page

I want to play the Duchess


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Post by mleigh » December 27th, 2020, 6:41 pm

I'd like to try my hand at doing a one act play if I may.

The Roadhouse in Arden by Philip Moeller (died 1958)
https://archive.org/details/fivesomewhathis02moelgoog/page/n104/mode/2up

From Five Somewhat Historical Plays (1918)

about the author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Moeller

Cast

MASTER HAMLET, the keeper of the inn
MISTRESS CLEOPATRA HAMLET, his wife
MASTER ROBIN GOODFELLOW HAMLET, their son
MISTRESS IMMORTALITY
SIR FRANCIS B., a literary man from London
SIR WILLIAM S., a literary man from London
Stage Directions


I'll do Mistress Cleopatra Hamlet.


I have never done one of these before. What else do you need from me?

Thanks,

M

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Post by ToddHW » December 27th, 2020, 7:11 pm

You have given me everything I need and I have set it up n the MW already. Now just wait for claims to come in....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 28th, 2020, 2:41 am

*sigh*. I figure that I'll ask again to be sure... The different PD laws are annoying...

LOUISE By J. H. Speenhoff
Translated from the Dutch by A. V. C. P. Huizinga and Pierre Loving.

Annie

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2020, 5:07 am

Yes, the PD laws are annoying. And this one has some more "PD gottchas" in it. While it is definitely PD in the US under the US law of publication date - hence Gutenberg having it online - most of the world has death date law and this fails that. But it isn't just Speenhoff's death (1945) that matters:

First, the death dates for the translators - they added intellectual effort into the play when they did their work so their date matters too. Hathi has no date info for Huizinga, but Loving as born 1893 and might/might not have been alive past 1950.

Second, the Editors of the collection, Loving (again) and Frank Shay, who MIGHT have done something other than just print what was translated. Hathi has Shay as 1888-1954 so that doesn't fit the usual 70 years for PD, though the law in Australia has something about "for author's who died before 1955".... But the uncertainty with Huizinga and Loving means we can't assure it is PD worldwide anyway.

Sorry this PD stuff is so messy.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 28th, 2020, 1:55 pm

I've got it! I think I've finally got it! (I hope...)

Title: In the Shadow of the Glen
Author: John Millington Synge (16 April 1871 – 24 March 1909)
PD text link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1618
Link to author on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Millington_Synge
Link to title on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Shadow_of_the_Glen
Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have: 5
Original publication date: October 8, 1903 (First performance)
The list of characters:
-Daniel Burke, an elderly farmer
-Nora Burke, his young wife
-Michael Dara, a youthful shepherd
-A Tramp
-Stage Directions

And if I haven't made a complete fool of myself with a third suggestion, I'll play Nora.

Thanks,
Annie


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Post by WendyKatzHiller » December 29th, 2020, 3:22 pm

Here's Katherine, the shrew herself. :) Let me know if I need to make changes. Thanks, Wendy

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/retamingoftheshrew_katherine_postgate.mp3


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Post by jennlea » December 29th, 2020, 7:25 pm

I would like to add the following One Act to this collection-

* Title and author: The Last Rehearsal by Irene Jean Crandall
* PD text link: https://archive.org/details/lastrehearsalcom00cran
* Link to author on Wikipedia, and death date, if known : n/a, could not find death date
* Link to title on Wikipedia: n/a
* Original publication date: 1919
* Number of roles (including narrator) this project will have: 6
* The list of characters:
Margery Patterson, The Ingenue
Harold Spaulding, The Lover
M. Forbes-Smith, The Stage Manager
Doris Street, The Playwright
Isabel Brookins, The Leading Lady
Stage Directions

**I would like to claim Isabel myself**
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