COMPLETE[PLAY]The Squire by Arthur Wing Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 7:09 am

The Squire by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

"Then take a word of advice—cut yourself adrift from Squire Kate's apron strings. (Gilbert turns away) When my father, John Verity, died, and left his girl alone in the world, you helped me out of debt and difficulty; but all the skill on earth can never squeeze more than bread and butter out of this dear broken-down old place. (she rises) So go away where there's a world for you, a world to work in and a world to live in. (she holds out her hand to him) Thank you for the past."
( The Author)
  • This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-squire-by-arthur-wing-pinero/

    A moody picture of country life as Squire Kate (that'll be our DPL Kitty, so watch out and mind you do your chores!) keeps the county running smoothly after the death of her father. And perhaps finds romance. Maybe.

    Gender neutral of course.

    (Yes, I launched two Pineros today. Have fun!)
    I very honestly leave choice of accents and characterizations in ANY part up to the reader. One of the key pleasures of running a play here at Librivox is finding out what the various readers have decided is right. Usually some unexpected things, and always different than I had originally pictured the play on stage myself. So that the completed play is not my vision of what should be, but a truly new and exciting collaborative creation.

    Thanks, Todd
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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: R7wFtdcd
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 39
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1881
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        Genres for the project: Plays

        Keywords that describe the book: country life, lost love, squire, woman in charge

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        Submit one file per act.
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        At the end: End of Act [#].

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        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        squire_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » December 28th, 2019, 7:16 am

Squire Kitty ready for DPL duties :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by MichaelMaggs » December 28th, 2019, 7:24 am

Could I narrate, please?

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 7:38 am

Thank you!

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Post by alanmapstone » December 28th, 2019, 8:06 am

Sonia suggests I should read Gunnion. She seems to think I do "old rural drunkards" well. Not quite sure if that is a compliment.

Gutenberg text seems incomplete. Or is it just me?
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Post by adrianstephens » December 28th, 2019, 8:13 am

Hello, I'd like to take Izod. I fancy being disreputable for a change :0)
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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 8:24 am

alanmapstone wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 8:06 am
Sonia suggests I should read Gunnion. She seems to think I do "old rural drunkards" well. Not quite sure if that is a compliment.
Well, you do it once and then you get typecast....
alanmapstone wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 8:06 am
Gutenberg text seems incomplete. Or is it just me?
I haven't compared with other scripts yet. Any example of problems before anyone records with this version?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 8:24 am

adrianstephens wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 8:13 am
Hello, I'd like to take Izod. I fancy being disreputable for a change :0)
Thanks. But don't let the Squire catch you!

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 28th, 2019, 12:02 pm

Would like to play Gilbert Hythe in this, please! :)
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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Thank you.

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Post by silverquill » December 28th, 2019, 9:33 pm

Ah, may I take Lieutenant Eric Thorndyke?
Sonia and I make a great couple, don't you think? :mrgreen:

Oh, I see him in the MW for only Acts 1 and 3, but he does appear in Act 2 as well.

Quite a scene with Kate:

Eric. (advances L., rousing himself) Tell me
where to turn, where to go. If I die, what then?
If I live, what then? I'll do anything you bid me,
(returns to her) but if you shrink from me at parting
it is more than I can bear, only look at me. One
last look—a look for me to cherish. Kate! (advancing,
Moves down, back to audience.)

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Eric. Oh, Kate, the future!
(With a cry they go to each other, but as Eric is
about to press his lips to hers, she recoils with
horror.)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 28th, 2019, 11:08 pm

silverquill wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Quite a scene with Kate:

Eric. (advances L., rousing himself) Tell me
where to turn, where to go. If I die, what then?
If I live, what then? I'll do anything you bid me,
(returns to her) but if you shrink from me at parting
it is more than I can bear, only look at me. One
last look—a look for me to cherish. Kate! (advancing,
Moves down, back to audience.)
Beware, Miss Kate! I fear that this smoothie is after your Crémant Poll-Fabaire! :shock:
silverquill wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 9:33 pm

Eric. Oh, Kate, the future!
(With a cry they go to each other, but as Eric is
about to press his lips to hers, she recoils with
horror.)
I don't mean to impugn Lieutenant Thorndyke, but if we are ever to merchandise LV DR with product placements, this would be the ideal spot for Miss Kate to say: "Dude ... your mouthwash ain't making it!" :wink:

Okay, I'll go quietly, officer...
Chris

P.S. Now that I've got that out of my system, the part of Robjohns please Todd.
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Post by mightyfelix » December 29th, 2019, 12:52 am

A mad-brained, rampagious, desolate character.
She's had as fine a schooling as you, Squire
—pianner, twelve lessons—singing, six lessons—
deportment, as they call it—deportment, I taught her.
Notwithstanding the all o' which, her writin's
despisable, her grammar's shockin', her spellin's beastly
—and, Lord, oh, Lord, she's in love with a soldier!
Sounds like my kind of girl! I'll play Felicity, please! :D

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Post by Kitty » December 29th, 2019, 2:28 am

silverquill wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Ah, may I take Lieutenant Eric Thorndyke?
Sonia and I make a great couple, don't you think? :mrgreen:
I was already wondering who would be my partner in this. Looking forward to our dialogues, Larry. Now I know it's in good hands. :9:
Oh, I see him in the MW for only Acts 1 and 3, but he does appear in Act 2 as well.
oh, ok, I'll add a section ! Thanks for noticing it.

And don't let Chris rile you, he may only be jealous :lol:

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » December 29th, 2019, 2:29 am

mightyfelix wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 12:52 am
Sounds like my kind of girl! I'll play Felicity, please! :D
you'll be a perfect Felicity (though I would also have seen you as Christiana, to be honest). Thanks, Devorah !!!

Sonia

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