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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2019, 1:45 am

The World’s Story Volume IX: England by Eva March Tappan (1854 - 1930).

This is the ninth volume of the 15-volume series of <i>The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art</i>, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Part IX deals with the first part of the history of England, from the early times till the reign of the Tudor kings and queens. Chapters include stories about King Arthur, William the Conqueror, Robin Hood, Queen Elizabeth and many others. ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2019, 2:44 am

And now onto the 9th book in the series. This time we travel to Old Blighty, England from the early days, through the Norman Conquest up until the reign of the Tudors. "Only" 81 sections in this book but the history of England will continue in the next book of the series.

Just like in the previous projects, here a short reminder of the special notes for this project:

1) I would like to have the footnotes included. Just put them right after the footnote marker, or wherever you think it fits well. Say: “Footnote - [read footnote] - End of Footnote”. This is for pure footnotes, not for the editor's intros. Please read those the way they are written in the text.

2) the explanations to the illustrations will again be included. They have their special sections. Please include every detail from the title, including, painter, time, or whatever is written in the book. Basically everything that is written in the MW. And please also include the line "photograph/painting, page xx" at the end of the title.

3) I have noted down in the MW where to read the long LV disclaimer. All sections under 3 pages long can use the short disclaimer. Check the first post on how to read the intros.

4) And as could be expected, this time we'll have some Shakespeare historical drama to act out. :9: No less than 4 excerpts from the Bard are included in this selection.

As in the previous books, please say your voice credit this way:

For section 8: "recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Alan Mapstone as Cymbeline, Jim Locke as Lucius, Devorah Allen as Queen and Tomas Peter as Cloten".

For section 41: "recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Jim Locke as Hubert, Devorah Allen as First Executioner and Tomas Peter as Arthur".

For section 54: "recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Alan Mapstone as Falstaff, Tomas Peter as Prince Hal and King Henry V, Monika MC as Host, Jim Locke as Warwick, Adrian Stephens as Chief Justice, Todd as Lancaster, Sara Hale as Gloucester, and Sandra Schmit as Clarence".

For section 65: "recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Jim Locke as Wolsey and Alan Mapstone as Cromwell".

thank you

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2019, 2:55 am

Since Sandra and Tomas again asked me to choose a few sections for them, here you go:

for Sandra:

9. Boadicea (poem)
17. England Part III: The coming of the Sea-Rovers (historical note)
47. Wiclif on trial (painting description)

for Tomas:

6. The sacred grove (painting description)
8. Cloten in A messenger from Rome (since you missed out on him in our Cymbeline production, here is your chance now :mrgreen: )
36. England Part VI: Stories of the age of Richard the Lion-Hearted (historical note)
41. Arthur in Prince Arthur and the keeper Hubert (I trust you can play a teenager still)
54. Prince Hal/King Henry V in Two scenes in the life of Henry V (challenging role to play the same character in younger and older days)

I hope I chose well :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by Availle » October 22nd, 2019, 3:04 am

Awww... you sure you want to read stonehenge yourself?

There's a title missing for section 29. :wink:
Cheers,
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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2019, 3:06 am

Availle wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 3:04 am
Awww... you sure you want to read stonehenge yourself?

There's a title missing for section 29. :wink:
thanks !!! you want Stonehenge ? Ok I don't mind, we can swap.

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » October 22nd, 2019, 3:10 am

Can I make an early claim for

8. Cymbeline
50. The Mystery Plays
54. Falstaff
55. The ballad of Agincourt
56. Morning of the Battle of Agincourt
65. Cromwell
72. Cranmer at the Traitors' Gate
78. The Armada

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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2019, 3:13 am

alanmapstone wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 3:10 am
Can I make an early claim for
well you are a fast claimer ;) well prepared, are we ? :mrgreen:

Thanks Alan, and I so look forward to your Falstaff.

Sonia

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Post by Availle » October 22nd, 2019, 3:37 am

Kitty wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 3:06 am
Availle wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 3:04 am
Awww... you sure you want to read stonehenge yourself?

There's a title missing for section 29. :wink:
thanks !!! you want Stonehenge ? Ok I don't mind, we can swap.
Thank you! :9: There's nothing else I feel the burning need to read at the moment...
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by Jmbau13 » October 22nd, 2019, 4:02 am

Can I haVe sections 7 and 10 please?
regards
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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2019, 4:06 am

Jmbau13 wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 4:02 am
Can I haVe sections 7 and 10 please?
oh, hi again, Jane :) Happy to have you in this project as well. 8-) I'll reserve the sections for you, thank you

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Post by mightyfelix » October 22nd, 2019, 6:12 am

I'll take section 13 please! Probably just the one section this time, since it's a bit lengthy. Love me some King Arthur!

Edit: Well, maybe just a bit more. I'll read for the Queen and the Executioner in the dramas, sections 8 and 41 respectively.
Last edited by mightyfelix on October 22nd, 2019, 6:15 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2019, 6:15 am

mightyfelix wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 6:12 am
I'll take section 13 please! Probably just the one section this time, since it's a bit lengthy. Love me some King Arthur!
you may not believe it but when I saw this section, I was thinking of you and that you might like this one. Strange premonition !

Thank you, Devorah, it will be lovely.
Edit: Well, maybe just a bit more. I'll read for the Queen and the Executioner in the dramas.
ah, almost missed the edit :lol: great, I'll sign you up for those as well.

Sonia

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Post by mightyfelix » October 22nd, 2019, 6:17 am

Kitty wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 6:15 am
mightyfelix wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 6:12 am
I'll take section 13 please! Probably just the one section this time, since it's a bit lengthy. Love me some King Arthur!
you may not believe it but when I saw this section, I was thinking of you and that you might like this one. Strange premonition !

Thank you, Devorah, it will be lovely.
Edit: Well, maybe just a bit more. I'll read for the Queen and the Executioner in the dramas.
ah, almost missed the edit :lol: great, I'll sign you up for those as well.

Sonia
Haha, thank you! I underestimated your quick response time. :wink:

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Post by neecheelok70 » October 22nd, 2019, 7:10 am

May I sign up for 8 (Lucius), 31, 41 (Hubert), 54 (Warwick), 61, 65 (Wolsey), 75, and 79? Jim :thumbs:

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Post by adr6090 » October 22nd, 2019, 7:37 am

Hello Sonia,
5, 20, 26, 38, 57, 61, 63 & 69 are the sections that I wish to claim for this book....if available of course.
April

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