[Play]Lady of Lyons by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton - thw

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 7:00 am

Lady of Lyons by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873).

Although the author of this play is now famous for writing the most cliché opening line in literature – “It was a dark and stormy night…” (from his 1830 novel, "Paul Clifford" ), this melodrama by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton was at one time one of the most popular dramas of its day. This story of romance and deception thrilled Victorian audiences. In the 1840’s, the show served as a starring vehicle for the great William Macready and the incomparable Helene Faucit. The plot of “Lady of Lyons’” centers around the proud and beautiful Pauline Deschapelles. She finds herself tricked into a marriage with Claude Melnotte, son of a gardener, by her former suitor, the Marquis Beauséant. ( Kelly S. Taylor)
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      "Lady of Lyons" PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
      Lyons – (LEE-on)
      Beauseant – (BO-say-ant)
      Deschappelles – (DAY-sha-pel)
      Melnotte -(MEL-not)
      Damas -(DA-mas)
      Glavis – (GLA-vis)



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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: K0CMwfns
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Edward Bulwer-Lytton) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bulwer-Lytton
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_of_Lyons
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 47
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1838
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Romance

        Keywords that describe the book: romance, melodrama, victorian drama

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 7:05 am

Another new play for the new year!!

Looking for an MC and a DPL.

My usual DPL is not joining me for this project, so please consider volunteering to proof listen or recommending a reliable proof listener!!

I've included a brief recommended pronunciation guide to the character's names in the instructions. Also, Project Gutenberg for some reason has set off sections of the script for "Lady of Lyons" in a different typeface. Ignore this and read those sections of the script normally.

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » January 2nd, 2021, 7:42 am

Hi, I’d like to claim the part of Pauline (if it’s not too early to claim parts, of course :mrgreen: ).
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Post by ToddHW » January 2nd, 2021, 7:52 am

I can set this up. EDIT: Done.

Can you replace the current Gutenberg link with the higher level one so that people get a chance to select their format?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 7:57 am

EltonTheSnowman wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 7:42 am
Hi, I’d like to claim the part of Pauline (if it’s not too early to claim parts, of course :mrgreen: ).
Hooray! Welcome to the cast!

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 8:02 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 7:52 am
I can set this up. EDIT: Done.

Can you replace the current Gutenberg link with the higher level one so that people get a chance to select their format?

Thanks, Todd
Thanks Todd!

Okay, I will!

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Post by alanmapstone » January 2nd, 2021, 8:29 am

M. Deschappelles please 😺

I think he also has lines in Act 2.
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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 8:46 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 8:29 am
M. Deschappelles please 😺

I think he also has lines in Act 2.
Another good choice! Welcome to the cast!

And yes, I believe you are correct. I will amend the list. Good eye!

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » January 2nd, 2021, 9:21 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 7:57 am
EltonTheSnowman wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 7:42 am
Hi, I’d like to claim the part of Pauline (if it’s not too early to claim parts, of course :mrgreen: ).
Hooray! Welcome to the cast!
Thank you! Just a heads up, you put another reader’s name next to the role in the MW (it says Elise Dee instead of EltonTheSnowman).
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Post by ToddHW » January 2nd, 2021, 9:24 am

I would like to be The Landlord.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 9:49 am

EltonTheSnowman wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 9:21 am
ktaylor07 wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 7:57 am
EltonTheSnowman wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 7:42 am
Hi, I’d like to claim the part of Pauline (if it’s not too early to claim parts, of course :mrgreen: ).
Hooray! Welcome to the cast!
Thank you! Just a heads up, you put another reader’s name next to the role in the MW (it says Elise Dee instead of EltonTheSnowman).
I'm so sorry! Will change it immediately!

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 9:50 am

ToddHW wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 9:24 am
I would like to be The Landlord.

Thanks, Todd
Wonderful! Good Choice! This one should be fun!

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Post by ADKreader1122 » January 2nd, 2021, 10:50 am

Hi--
I would love to DPL this project if you haven't already found someone else. Thanks--it looks like a fun play!

Lora

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 2nd, 2021, 11:42 am

ADKreader1122 wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 10:50 am
Hi--
I would love to DPL this project if you haven't already found someone else. Thanks--it looks like a fun play!

Lora
Oh, yes, please! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by Kalamareader » January 2nd, 2021, 2:25 pm

Salut Kelly,

Puis-je s'il vous plaît réclamer le rôle de Beauseant?

Je vous remercie,

Wayne

Hi Kelly,

May I claim the part of Beauseant?

Thank you,

Wayne

P.S. I don't speak French. :lol:
Wayne
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