~OPEN[PLAY]The Emperor of the Moon by Aphra Behn - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 5th, 2021, 11:18 am

The Emperor of the Moon by Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689).

A Restoration farce by a successful woman playwright. "Doctor Baliardo, a Neapolitan philosopher, has so applied himself to the study of the Moon, and is enraptured to such an extent with the mysteries of that orb, that he has come steadfastly to believe in a lunar world, peopled, ruled and regulated like the earth. This wholly fills and absorbs his every waking thought, and, in consequence, he denies his daughter Elaria and his niece Bellemante to their respective lovers, the Viceroy’s two nephews, Don Cinthio and Don Charmante, as being men of mere terrestial mould."
( Montague Summers, 1915)
  • Why not? A farce by another successful woman playwright, to complement our current offerings by Hannah Crowley and Susannah Centlivre and Anna Cora Mowatt and....

    Gender neutral, of course. And both moon maids and the man-in-the-moon welcome too if they take the One Minute Test.





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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: vNR0fhO0
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Aphra Behn) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphra_Behn
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): emperor of the moon
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 38
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1687
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: farce, philosopher, moon crazy

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » January 5th, 2021, 11:58 am

Harlequin please
Thankfully I will not actually have to dance 😺
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Post by ToddHW » January 5th, 2021, 12:13 pm

Thank you. Feel free to dance (quietly) while recording your lines.

Todd

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Post by Marya999 » January 5th, 2021, 2:12 pm

Looks like fun! May I read Bellemante please.


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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 5th, 2021, 3:04 pm

Fun! :D Can I be Elaria?

Annie

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » January 5th, 2021, 4:56 pm

Could I please claim Mopsophil? Thanks, Wendy


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Post by jennlea » January 5th, 2021, 10:11 pm

May I claim Florinda?
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Post by adrianstephens » January 6th, 2021, 12:33 am

And may I have the good Doctor?
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 adrianstephens » January 6th, 2021, 12:13 pm

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 ToddHW » January 6th, 2021, 3:18 pm

There is an Archive.org script, but be prepared for poor copy quality and f's as the letter s's.

Bonkers this is. Why do you think I offered it?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 6th, 2021, 8:45 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 4:33 am
I need a DPL, please.

Thanks, Todd
I don't have much PL experience around here yet, but if you're okay with a novice DPL I'd be happy to give this a shot.

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