FULL[PLAY]Sweet Lavender by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 14th, 2020, 6:03 am

Sweet Lavender by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

"Sweet Lavender" must be regarded as one of the most successful stage-plays of modern times, and there can be no question that it has proved so far the most popular of Mr. Pinero's works. Its representations may be counted by the thousand, and its popularity has extended over many latitudes. The reason of this is not far to seek: it proclaims itself in the gentle humanity and genial humour of the play. ... a sort of modern fairy tale."
( Malcom C. Salaman, October 1893)
  • Here we go again. A nice comedy. I bet this has been made into a hundred movies - often with different sets of characters and names - for it seems like a nice feel good happy ending story.

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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: F930trjd
      • 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: 36
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1888
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: love, fairy tale, lost fortune, good deeds

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      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
      • Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Sweet Lavender by Arthur Wing Pinero. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end: End of Act [#].

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        sweetlavender_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where # is the act number.



        Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » June 14th, 2020, 6:11 am

ah a new Pinero :9: getting this on my DPL list and I'd go for Ruth this time.

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » June 14th, 2020, 6:25 am

May I read Bulger?

Glad you launched this as I had run out of dramatic roles 😺
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Post by ToddHW » June 14th, 2020, 7:04 am

Yes, Alan, I saw your complaint. So here you are.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » June 14th, 2020, 7:07 am

ToddHW wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 7:04 am
Yes, Alan, I saw your complaint. So here you are.
It wasn't really a complaint, more a plea 😺
alan
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Post by jennlea » June 14th, 2020, 7:09 am

May I claim Lavender?
-Jenn B.


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Post by EltonTheSnowman » June 14th, 2020, 11:48 am

Hi Todd, I'd like to claim Minnie! :)
Matea Bracic

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Post by ToddHW » June 14th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » June 14th, 2020, 1:42 pm

When I first saw the title “Sweet Lavender”, for just one brief and shining split-second I thought that the new play was in fact “Sweet Charity”, and that Todd was going to get his Sammy Davis Jnr on as the Sixties hippie cult leader “Daddy” in “The Rhythm of Life”. :lol:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xKSA049xkiU

Anyway, I have Russian sidekick Fife to finish first before I can claim, so in the meantime I will trust Kitty to ensure that Todd will “soyez tranquille et carry on”. :mrgreen:


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Post by Andrewjames » June 14th, 2020, 1:54 pm

hi

please can i bagsy Richard (Dick) Phenyl?

regards andrew

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Post by silverquill » June 14th, 2020, 2:05 pm

Hmmmm. I think I'd better pass on stage directions this time. But, I'd be glad to pop in as the white-haired Mr. Maw, since I are.
~Larry


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