[DR]The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -ke

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Post by johnnyenglish » September 11th, 2019, 8:57 am

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930).

A collection of short Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ( )
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Post by johnnyenglish » September 11th, 2019, 9:06 am

Please note, this is the first time I've attempted one of these, so please bear with me,
and point out any mistakes.

This is being done in collaboration with elizabby, and she will be DPL on the project.
(Beth has also done most of the already, by breaking down the scripts in Google Docs,
so I shall also post that link a bit later.)

I will edit this as required, but I do have one immediate question - do I have to be MC use the Magic Window?
(I've only been a BC on a solo read before - so I'm not entirely sure how the MW works.)

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Post by Peter Why » September 11th, 2019, 9:21 am

I'd be happy to read Holmes.

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Post by johnnyenglish » September 11th, 2019, 9:24 am

You got it, Mate! :D

Oh, and I forgot to mention, Folks - I will be reading Dr. Watson.
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Post by Foon » September 11th, 2019, 12:48 pm

If you're open for claims already, may I read Irene Adler? :D :D
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Post by thestorygirl » September 11th, 2019, 1:05 pm

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Post by TriciaG » September 11th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Let's wait to claim until there's an MC and a Magic Window. This is JE's first DR; let's make it easier for him.

JE - you'll need to give a number of sections for the MW. It doesn't have to be exact, but we need a number.

(I am not MC'ing this; my MC plate is too full right now. I'm just preempting the tidal flood of claims.) ;)
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Post by Elizabby » September 11th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Checking in as DPL.

We need 110 MW sections.

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Post by kathrinee » September 11th, 2019, 9:51 pm

I can MC this one - be back in a little bit with a MW
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Post by kathrinee » September 11th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Here we go! :thumbs: I cleaned up the first post a bit (intros and file names), I think it is ready for the DR magic to happen :D
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Post by johnnyenglish » September 11th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Wow!

Totally sweet!

Deeply appreciated, Hun!
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Post by Elizabby » September 11th, 2019, 10:12 pm

I’ve put on the first two stories just to set the template, I’ll let Andrew do the rest.

Andrew, I suggest putting a comment at the top that casting will be gender neutral except where marked in the MW. Otherwise we will never fill all the little male roles.

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Post by johnnyenglish » September 12th, 2019, 4:18 am

Yup, totally with you on that, Beth,

This is generating far more interest than I expected! (Sweet!)

I'm not entirely sure how to edit the original post - but I'm sure I can work it out!

Many thanks! (I really appreciate the help! :D )
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Post by silverquill » September 12th, 2019, 8:43 am

Well, an ambitious undertaking, to say the least.
But, Sherlock has such a wide an enduring audience, that I'm sure it will be a great success.

My I start with:

Story 1: Bystander
Story 2: Mr. Jabez Wilson

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Post by johnnyenglish » September 12th, 2019, 11:32 am

Thank you for volunteering, Silverquill!

It may be a couple of days before I can get to it - but your space is reserved! :D
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