~OPEN[Play]Mice and Men by Madeleine Lucette Ryley-mtf

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jennlea
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Post by jennlea » October 11th, 2021, 9:41 am

Mice and Men, by Madeleine Lucette Ryley (1868 - 1934)
No, not the famous “Of Mice and Men” you’re thinking of. Instead, we have a sweet romantic comedy that tells the story of a bachelor, Mr. Embury, who decides to conduct an experiment to see if he can create the perfect wife for himself. To do so, he chooses an orphaned girl named Peggy to become his ward and ultimately his wife. Peggy, however, thinks that Mr. Embury has plans for her to become the wife of his nephew, Captain Lovell, whom she believes is in love with another woman. A critic who was not fond of sentimental stories called this play a fairy story with a sincere spirit and one they could actually believe in. (Summary by Jenn Broda)
Looking for a DPL for this fun romance. I will be voicing Peggy.

Readers may choose to do 2 of the “girls” in Act 1 if your voices can be different enough.
Molly can also do one of the girl’s voices since they aren’t in the same act.

Roles are gender neutral.

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hx5x6t&view=1up&seq=7&skin=2021
Available as a PDF here:https://archive.org/details/mice_and_men_madeleine_lucette_ryley

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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: romance, sentimental comedy, female playwright

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

For individual roles:
Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
"Character, read by your name."
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

Say:
"Act # of Mice and Men, by Madeleine Lucette Ryley. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
At the end of each file say:
"End of Act #."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Mice and Men, by Madeleine Lucette Ryley."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename:
For individual roles: miceandmen_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. miceandmen_romeo_1.mp3)
For final files: miceandmen_#_ryley_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. miceandmen_1_ryley_128kb.mp3)

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Post by jennlea » October 11th, 2021, 9:42 am

I am accepting claims before a MW is available and will keep track of any that come in below:

Peggy- jennlea
Mrs. Deborah- JoannaHoyt
Sir Harry Trimblestone- alanmapstone
Mark Embury- adrianstephens
Beadle- Kalamareader
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Post by JoannaHoyt » October 11th, 2021, 5:54 pm

May I read Mrs. Deborah?
Just published: Cracked Reflections (YA historical novel about 1912 strikes)https://joannamichalhoyt.com/novel/

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Post by jennlea » October 11th, 2021, 6:05 pm

JoannaHoyt wrote:
October 11th, 2021, 5:54 pm
May I read Mrs. Deborah?
Absolutely! Happy to have you in this one :)
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Post by alanmapstone » October 11th, 2021, 7:49 pm

Hi
Can I take the small role of Sir Harry?
I think I can do a posh English accent :)
alan
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Post by jennlea » October 11th, 2021, 8:04 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
October 11th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Hi
Can I take the small role of Sir Harry?
I think I can do a posh English accent :)
You got it! Thank you! I think your posh English accent will be perfect :)
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Post by adrianstephens » October 12th, 2021, 3:29 am

If it's not gone, may I play the role of Mark Embury?
Before I forgot it all, I was a scientist :0).
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by jennlea » October 12th, 2021, 4:49 am

adrianstephens wrote:
October 12th, 2021, 3:29 am
If it's not gone, may I play the role of Mark Embury?
Before I forgot it all, I was a scientist :0).
Of course! Looking forward to having you as our scientist!
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Post by Kalamareader » October 13th, 2021, 3:45 pm

Jenn,

How about a small but important part ( :lol: ), Mr. Beadle.

Wayne
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Post by jennlea » October 13th, 2021, 4:00 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
October 13th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Jenn,

How about a small but important part ( :lol: ), Mr. Beadle.

Wayne
Wonderful! Thank you! I don't have an MW yet but will be putting a note in there for Mr. Beadle. I'll leave it here for you in case you are like me and mark up scripts as soon as you claim a role:

-On page 11 please read the "'Ush! 'Ush! 'Ush!" within the stage directions around the middle of the page.
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Post by mightyfelix » October 13th, 2021, 10:06 pm

I will set this up for you, Jenn.

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Post by mightyfelix » October 13th, 2021, 10:13 pm

All set. Let me know if you see anything I missed. :)

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Post by adrianstephens » October 14th, 2021, 3:02 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by jennlea » October 14th, 2021, 7:14 am

mightyfelix wrote:
October 13th, 2021, 10:06 pm
I will set this up for you, Jenn.
Wonderful! Thank you :9:

I'll get the MW all set up later today.
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Post by jennlea » October 14th, 2021, 7:14 am

Wow you were lightning fast! I will get these in the MW once I have a chance to set it up later :)
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