[COMPLETE]If I Had a Father, by George MacDonald - kit

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Post by mightyfelix » January 4th, 2018, 9:22 pm

If I Had a Father by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905).

This project is now complete and can be found in our catalog at: https://librivox.org/if-i-had-a-father-by-george-macdonald/

Arthur Gervaise, a London sculptor, learns too late of his love for a woman, while his absentee father secretly tries to serve and help him. Meanwhile, an old country man searches frantically for his daughter, whose disappearance he suspects Arthur has something to do with. These two fathers' devotion to their adult children causes those around them to reevaluate and elevate their own ideas of fatherhood. (Devorah Allen)
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Post by mightyfelix » January 4th, 2018, 9:26 pm

I'm excited to be BCing my first full length play! I believe that Kitty said she would MC this.

As the play does not include a Dramatis Personae, I've compiled my own informal one, just to help potential players decide which character they'd like to take on:

ARTHUR GERVAISE, a sculptor, in love with Constance (Edit: Spends most of the play delirious and raving)
WARREN, Arthur's friend
CONSTANCE, a young woman, rescued as a child from the slums of London
WATERFIELD, engaged to Constance
COLONEL GERVAISE, Arthur's father, whom Arthur has not seen since the age of two. Currently masquerading as Arthur's serving man
MRS. CLIFFORD, Col. Gervaise's sister and Arthur's aunt
JAMES, Servant to Mrs. Clifford
MATTIE, poor and honest seamstress, employed by Mrs. Clifford
SUSAN, poor and rather rough seamstress who works with Mattie. Has a quick temper!
THOMAS, Mattie's father, a Lancashire man. Dialogue is difficult to decipher, as it it written in a phonetic Lancashire brogue. If you need help figuring out what the heck he's saying, I am willing and mostly able to provide it. Please do not claim this role unless you think you can do a semi-convincing accent.
BILL, young London street boy, friend of Mattie
JACK, young London street boy, friend of Bill
JIM, young London street boy, friend of Bill
FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, AND FOURTH BOY, young street boys who abuse and insult Thomas
POLICEMAN. Umm, he's a policeman.

Let's get this show on the road! :clap:
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Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 4th, 2018, 9:38 pm

Hurrah! Another play! :) I'd like to read the part of Bill, if I may.
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Post by mightyfelix » January 4th, 2018, 9:41 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Hurrah! Another play! :) I'd like to read the part of Bill, if I may.
Wonderful! Bill is a great character. I think you'll like him. :)
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The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
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Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 4th, 2018, 10:52 pm

“I feel the need! The need ... for tweed!”

Might I claim the part of that dirty, rotten cad Waterfield please?


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Post by mightyfelix » January 4th, 2018, 11:11 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 10:52 pm
“I feel the need! The need ... for tweed!”

Might I claim the part of that dirty, rotten cad Waterfield please?


Cheers,
Chris
Dirty rotten cad it is!
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Elizabby » January 4th, 2018, 11:12 pm

I'll read Mrs Clifford for you, if you like.
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Post by mightyfelix » January 4th, 2018, 11:15 pm

Elizabby wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 11:12 pm
I'll read Mrs Clifford for you, if you like.
Thanks, Beth! I think that'll be a good role for you. :)
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Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Kitty » January 4th, 2018, 11:57 pm

ok I'm finally in. I'll give you a MW soon so you can start.

If Susan is still available, I'll claim her :)

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2018, 12:01 am

Kitty wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 11:57 pm
ok I'm finally in. I'll give you a MW soon so you can start.

If Susan is still available, I'll claim her :)

Sonia
You got it! Oh, and also, so no one will claim her while I'm sleeping, I'm going to read for Mattie. :)
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Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Kitty » January 5th, 2018, 12:28 am

all right, this should be ok now. You can start populating the MW. I put you in as DPL, correct ? And I can PL the final edited acts. :)

If there are any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2018, 8:24 am

Ok, MW is ready, and I'm pretty sure I've got everyone's claims in. Thanks, everybody. We're off to a great start! Let me know if I missed something. :D
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Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Kitty » January 5th, 2018, 9:16 am

mightyfelix wrote:
January 5th, 2018, 8:24 am
Ok, MW is ready, and I'm pretty sure I've got everyone's claims in. Thanks, everybody. We're off to a great start! Let me know if I missed something. :D
is there a special reason why second and fourth boy should be the same reader ? :hmm:

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2018, 9:58 am

Kitty wrote:
January 5th, 2018, 9:16 am
mightyfelix wrote:
January 5th, 2018, 8:24 am
Ok, MW is ready, and I'm pretty sure I've got everyone's claims in. Thanks, everybody. We're off to a great start! Let me know if I missed something. :D
is there a special reason why second and fourth boy should be the same reader ? :hmm:

Sonia
Not really, except that the Fourth Boy really only has two lines, and from what I've seen, it's often difficult to get those smaller roles filled in. The dialogue will still flow well with only three boys, and for the sake of simplicity I thought we might easily cut one. But I don't mind separating them again, if you think we'd be able to fill them.
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Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle DR
Insect Adventures Children NF (US or Life+50 only)
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by silverquill » January 5th, 2018, 10:50 am

Great! Could I put in a bid for the Colonel?
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