FULL[PLAY]Mucedorus by Shakespeare - thw

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Post by ToddHW » August 6th, 2021, 6:05 am

Mucedorus, by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
The 1610 edition says it is by Shakespeare, and the play was in a volume of Shakespeare in the library of Charles the Second. But, well, likely not actually a Shakespeare.... Perhaps by Robert Green (1558 - 1592)

This play is mentioned as being popular in the 1611 Beaumont and Fletcher play 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle';. In fact, Mucedorus 'was enormously successful. This absurd play, with the merits and defects of a nursery tale, was acted by strolling companies everywhere till long after the Commonwealth, and passed through seventeen editions between 1598 and 1700, a record unequaled in the history of the pre-Restoration drama.' (Summary by ToddHW and Tucker Brooke)
From the Title Page: "A Most pleasant Comedie of Mucedorus the kings sonne of Valentia and Amadine the kings daughter of Arragon, with the merie conceites of Mouse. Newly set foorth as it hath bin sundrie times plaide in the honorable Cittie of London, Very delectable and full of mirth. London. Printed for William Jones, dwelling at Holborne conduit, at the signe of the Gunne. 1598."

As you can see, there is some, er, interesting spelling throughout this. Good luck.

Sonia is Envy, or Enuie, or some of those other various alternate spelling. She will not be so tolerant of your alternates in her role as DPL, so be careful.

As you can see from the casting, I have firmly answered that burning question of whether I am a man or a mouse.

Gender neutral.


Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1548

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Keywords that describe the book: valentia, arragon

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Post by Kitty » August 6th, 2021, 6:16 am

leaving a cookie crumb for my DPL job and claiming Envy !

Let the fun begin again. Shakespeare or not Shakespeare, that is the question.

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » August 6th, 2021, 7:05 am

Bremo please :D
Last edited by alanmapstone on August 6th, 2021, 8:16 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by neecheelok70 » August 6th, 2021, 7:49 am

I am interested, and will be in touch soon. Jim

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Post by Kitty » August 6th, 2021, 7:52 am

getting the first short role quickly in, here is Envy in all her self-complacent glory. :lol: I had fun sneering spitefully, and I see I have yet again the last word :mrgreen: Though I think she was subdued a bit too fast by the rising sun in the end. :evil:

Hope you like it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/mucedorus_envy_1.mp3
Recording time: 2:26 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/mucedorus_envy_5.mp3
Recording time: 2:29 min.

Now who dares to be my ever-cheerful sparring partner, Comedy ? 8-)

Sonia

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Post by silverquill » August 6th, 2021, 7:59 am

I think it's time to take a character.
Could I have Segasto?
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Post by ToddHW » August 6th, 2021, 8:31 am

Kitty wrote:
August 6th, 2021, 7:52 am
getting the first short role quickly in, here is Envy in all her self-complacent glory. :lol: I had fun sneering spitefully, and I see I have yet again the last word :mrgreen: Though I think she was subdued a bit too fast by the rising sun in the end. :evil:

Hope you like it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/mucedorus_envy_1.mp3
Recording time: 2:26 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/mucedorus_envy_5.mp3
Recording time: 2:29 min.

Now who dares to be my ever-cheerful sparring partner, Comedy ? 8-)

Sonia
Well, interesting role as magical overseer? Guess I'll have to read more of the in between to see why you are saying what you do at start and finish. And why you gloat so heartily and so well - and yet then just give up....

PL OK.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » August 6th, 2021, 8:36 am

ToddHW wrote:
August 6th, 2021, 8:31 am
Well, interesting role as magical overseer? Guess I'll have to read more of the in between to see why you are saying what you do at start and finish. And why you gloat so heartily and so well - and yet then just give up....
yes this ending was frustrating and not at all in character :evil: ah well...

thanks for the fast PL :)

Sonia

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Post by jakemalizia » August 6th, 2021, 11:01 am

Dare I go for Mucedorus? :shock:

Btw are we saying Mucedorus like an Italian "c" or Spanishy "c" ? :help:

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Post by ToddHW » August 6th, 2021, 11:17 am

Thank you.

I don't know the difference between Italian and Spanish "c" so as to comment.... But in general, so long as readers are consistent within their own files, differences between readers are just part of their characters' accents.

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 6th, 2021, 1:21 pm

I'd like to play Comedy, if I may!
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Post by ToddHW » August 6th, 2021, 3:20 pm

Kitty wrote:
August 6th, 2021, 7:52 am
here is Envy in all her self-complacent glory. Now who dares to be my ever-cheerful sparring partner, Comedy ? 8-)

Sonia
Okay, Tomas. You've got it.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by neecheelok70 » August 7th, 2021, 7:00 am

May I claim the King (Acts 2 and 5)? Jim

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Post by ToddHW » August 7th, 2021, 7:04 am

Thank you.

Todd


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