COMPLETE: Vera; or the Nihilists by Oscar Wilde - al

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Post by wildemoose » July 25th, 2012, 11:35 am

Vera; or the Nihilists by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/vera-or-the-nihilists-by-oscar-wilde/
Vera; or, The Nihilists is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a melodramatic tragedy set in Russia and is loosely based on the story of Vera Zasulich. It was the first play that Wilde wrote. It was produced in the United Kingdom in 1880, and in New York in 1882, but it was not a success and folded in both cities. It is nowadays rarely revived. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Post by wildemoose » July 26th, 2012, 7:39 pm

Having finished Duchess of Padua, I think it's only right to finish the Wilde canon with his earliest published play. Like Duchess, it's a totally bizarre and delightful melodrama, set in Russia during one of the periods of revolution. To keep the cast list less complicated, I've combined smaller roles into 'doubled' characters. Please read the Notes field carefully as the text is a little odd as far as identifying characters goes.

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Post by Fongie » July 27th, 2012, 1:31 am

Oooh, I enjoyed the last one so much I gotta be in this aswell.. I think I'd like Michael, please he seems delightfully spiteful!

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » July 27th, 2012, 1:57 am

Hi

More Oscar - cannot resist.

I'd like to be the old Czar (Ivan) in Act 2, if I may. Such a contrast to Canon Chasuble.

Best
Martin

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Post by catrose » July 27th, 2012, 4:07 am

Hey Arielle, can you suggest a part for me? Unless it's gender accurate, in which case I'll DPL! :D
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Post by wildemoose » July 27th, 2012, 4:33 am

Thanks, Max and Martin! I've put you into the Magic Window.

Cat, how about taking the Conspirators in Acts 1 and 3? There are about nine of them but I'd like you to read all the lines--much easier than having Conspirators 1-9 in the MW. There are also lines for 'Omnes' where they all speak together which I'd like you to read as well.

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Post by catrose » July 27th, 2012, 4:36 am

Perfect! Thank you! :D
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Post by hggarrett » July 27th, 2012, 7:35 am

Hello, could you assign a role for me too?

Thanks!
Grace

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Post by gloriana » July 27th, 2012, 10:52 am

I'm also happy to help where I can. :)

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Post by catrose » July 27th, 2012, 10:59 am

In Act III Fifth Consp. is Prince Paul
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Post by J_N » July 27th, 2012, 11:06 am

I'd be happy to help out as well... but I don't think I see any female roles :)

maybe I can join catrose as a fellow Conspirator? :hmm:
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Post by wildemoose » July 27th, 2012, 11:07 am

catrose wrote:In Act III Fifth Consp. is Prince Paul
Ugh, you're so right! Thanks, Cat. I will add that note to the MW. I thought I was doing pretty well to figure out that Alexis, Czarevitch, and Czar Act 4 were all the same person, but that one slipped past me. :)
hggarrett wrote:Hello, could you assign a role for me too?

Thanks!
Grace
gloriana wrote:I'm also happy to help where I can. :)
Parts assigned for both you ladies--thanks!

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Post by wildemoose » July 27th, 2012, 11:08 am

J_N wrote:I'd be happy to help out as well... but I don't think I see any female roles :)

maybe I can join catrose as a fellow Conspirator? :hmm:
Happy to have you! You're right about the lack of ladies' parts and I do want to keep this one fairly gender-accurate just because I think it works better with this particular text. (Usually I don't care at all!) It would be great to have some more Conspirators. Please read all the lines and I'll figure out what arrangement works best during editing.

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Post by gloriana » July 27th, 2012, 12:05 pm

Awww, yeah - I'm the President of the Nihilists! That rocks! Ve believe in nussing, Lebowski... oops, sorry, wrong text. :twisted:

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Post by wildemoose » July 27th, 2012, 12:23 pm

gloriana wrote:Awww, yeah - I'm the President of the Nihilists! That rocks! Ve believe in nussing, Lebowski... oops, sorry, wrong text. :twisted:
Best movie ever! I assume you've seen this: http://www.runleiarun.com/lebowski/

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