OPEN[PLAY]The Rocket by Arthur Wing Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 7:27 am

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

Gentlemen out away from London, looking for wives. "I'm going to settle down, hearthrug and slippers and all that sort of thing." "So a lot of us have made up our minds to marry and retire from public life, and as I couldn't find any suitable partie in London - ." Add lost relatives, over protective fathers, a rich widow or two, and you have all the ingredients for a first rate farce.
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  • Ah, another farce. Good, I need to chuckle. And Kitty will be chuckling along with me as your jovial DPL.

    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.

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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: PjqLYYvz
      • 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: 29
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1883
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: marry for money, conman, lost relations

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Post by Kitty » December 28th, 2019, 7:30 am

ah you're launching two for the price of one. :mrgreen: Putting this on my DPL list (ever growing) and I'll claim Rosaline, one of the rich widows. (apparently she used to be a shrew, might be up my alley)

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Post by adrianstephens » December 28th, 2019, 8:19 am

Hello, Can I take Lord Leadenhall?

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 8:27 am

Thank you.

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 28th, 2019, 12:03 pm

May I play Joslyn Hammersmith?
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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Thank you.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 28th, 2019, 3:03 pm

It’s beach weather in Sydney at the moment, but I can’t let that get in the way of me playing servitor Chatwood.

Because after all, they also surf who only stand and wait.

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Groan.

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » December 28th, 2019, 11:58 pm

I had better claim Clement before all the parts disappear.

He will have a phoney French accent, but, who knows, he may be a phony french waiter.
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Post by Kitty » December 29th, 2019, 2:34 am

alanmapstone wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 11:58 pm
I had better claim Clement before all the parts disappear.
He will have a phoney French accent, but, who knows, he may be a phony french waiter.
yes maybe he was an English au-pair topping up his pocket money with the job and trying to blend in (it sounds shifty) :lol: I'm sure you'll do fine.

Thanks, Alan !

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Post by MichaelMaggs » December 29th, 2019, 10:42 am

Could I do stage directions please?

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Post by ToddHW » December 29th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Thank you!

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Post by leanneyauyau » December 30th, 2019, 2:11 am

I can play georgette
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Post by ToddHW » December 30th, 2019, 6:15 am

Thank you.

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