FULL[PLAY]The Weaker Sex by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » August 10th, 2020, 11:41 am

The Weaker Sex by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

Mrs. Boyle-Chewton and her cause - the Advancement of Women from the Rear to the Van. Lady Vivash, new recruit to the cause. Their daughters Sylvia and Rhoda. Mr. Bargus, Member of Parliament for the Skipping-Molton Division of Cuddleford, who is about to declare his adherence to the cause. Ira Lee, The Poet of The Prairies from West of the Colorado Mountains. Lords, Ladies, Honorables. Extravagant hopeless passions...

( ToddHW)
  • And away we go again with another Pinero. Gender neutral of course - this is about the equality of rights!

    Kitty will play Lady Vivash, that lady of mystery, while looking lazily over her stylish pince-nez to DPL your lines.




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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: VF8CiVVS
      • 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: 37
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1889
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy/Satire

        Keywords that describe the book: woman's rights

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

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        Submit one file per act.
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        At the end: End of Act [#]. At end of last act, add: End of The Weaker Sex by Arthur Wing Pinero.

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Post by Kitty » August 10th, 2020, 12:57 pm

one Pinero done...another one started.

Signing up for Lady Vivash and DPL. :) No rest for the wicked.

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » August 10th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Lord Gillingham please. An old buffer like me 😾
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Post by ToddHW » August 10th, 2020, 4:46 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Availle » August 10th, 2020, 4:47 pm

A small one this time - could I do Lady Liptrott please?
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Post by ToddHW » August 10th, 2020, 4:51 pm

Thank you.

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 10th, 2020, 6:29 pm

I can play Ira Lee.
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Post by jennlea » August 10th, 2020, 7:43 pm

May I claim Sylvia?
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Post by adrianstephens » August 10th, 2020, 10:35 pm

Can I play Dudley? I need to channel my trivial boyish enthusiasm.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by MichaelMaggs » August 11th, 2020, 1:58 am

adrianstephens wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Can I play Dudley? I need to channel my trivial boyish enthusiasm.
"Dudley Silchester, a fashionably-dressed, handsome-bearded man of about forty." The part's made for you.

Could I narrate please?

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Post by Kitty » August 11th, 2020, 3:43 am

adrianstephens wrote:Can I play Dudley? I need to channel my trivial boyish enthusiasm.
oh I think this part will be great for you. Dudley is the man who is desperately in love with Lady Vivash, but unfortunately has to accept that she loves another. I think you can do the tragic "eternal-best-friend" wonderfully, Adrian. :9: We'll have great dialogues together.
jennlea wrote:May I claim Sylvia?
you keep playing my daughter :mrgreen:

All claims registered, thank you all !

This play promises to be great and interesting :clap:

Sonia

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 11th, 2020, 3:58 am

So... I think it is time for me to try out a dramatic reading. I'd like to play Rhoda, please.

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Post by ToddHW » August 11th, 2020, 6:27 am

Well, I suppose. Wouldn't want to rush into things you know....

(Interestingly, when I scroll over your name in the MW, it shows me your absurdly low Reader Number in [ ] at the bottom of the screen - does that mean it is actually a negative number from before we started counting?!? EDIT: Whoops, the [ ] went away....)

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Post by adrianstephens » August 11th, 2020, 6:30 am

Kitty wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 3:43 am
adrianstephens wrote:Can I play Dudley? I need to channel my trivial boyish enthusiasm.
oh I think this part will be great for you. Dudley is the man who is desperately in love with Lady Vivash, but unfortunately has to accept that she loves another. I think you can do the tragic "eternal-best-friend" wonderfully, Adrian. :9: We'll have great dialogues together.
jennlea wrote:May I claim Sylvia?
you keep playing my daughter :mrgreen:

All claims registered, thank you all !

This play promises to be great and interesting :clap:

Sonia
Thank you Sonia. I want you to think you're kicking a puppy every time you spurn my innocent love for you.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » August 11th, 2020, 6:44 am

adrianstephens wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 6:30 am
I want you to think you're kicking a puppy every time you spurn my innocent love for you.
I am never cruel to puppies :lol: and I am currently recording my parts, high dramatic scenes in the end. And yes...I really really pity Dudley...he is probably the best that could happen to Lady Vivash, but she is clinging to a lost love. (sigh)

BTW in case you haven't recorded yet: I am going to pronounce the 'y' in Philipp Lyster like "list, gist, missed", not "lice, mice, rice". In case you want to say it the same way in our dialogues. Is that ok for you ?

Sonia

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