OPEN[PLAY]The Busie Body by Centlivre - thw

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ToddHW
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Post by ToddHW » February 3rd, 2021, 8:10 am

The Busie Body by Susannah Centlivre (1680 - 1723).

A rich heiress pretending to be in love with her guardian, but with several other suitors. A jealous merchant from Spain with a beautiful but cloistered daughter. A Busy Body who tries to know everybody else's business. Conniving servants. Plot elements stolen - and improved - from Moliere, Johnson, and Dryden. Definitely comedy, and written by a very successful woman playwright
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  • With The Wonder now finished, here's another Centlivre. The usual highjinks shall commence.

    Gender neutral. And Kitty will DPL while playing The Clever Servant role; mind you treat her well or your secret letters and assignation plans may go astray.




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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: 2ZZT39dK
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Susannah Centlivre) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanna_Centlivre
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Busie_Body
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 60
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1709
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: rich heiress, jealous father, busy body

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

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        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
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        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of The Busie Body by Susannah Centlivre. 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 [#].

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



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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by jennlea » February 3rd, 2021, 9:11 am

Ooo! Another Centlivre! Can’t resist...may I claim Miranda?
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Post by alanmapstone » February 3rd, 2021, 9:15 am

Sir Jealous Traffick please 😺
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Post by MManolakes » February 3rd, 2021, 4:56 pm

I'll claim Sir Francis Gripe, please.

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Post by GraceBuchanan » February 3rd, 2021, 5:10 pm

I would like to read Isabinda if she is still available.
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Post by Kitty » February 4th, 2021, 2:09 am

getting this on my DPL list and yes, I'd like to be Patch !

Thanks

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Post by GregGiordano » February 4th, 2021, 4:56 am

May I claim Sir George?

Thank you!

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Post by GregGiordano » February 4th, 2021, 5:54 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 5:13 am
Wonderful.

Thanks, Todd
Thank you!

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2021, 9:57 am

I'd be glad to read for Whisper.
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Post by MManolakes » February 4th, 2021, 3:15 pm


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Post by ToddHW » February 4th, 2021, 5:10 pm

Thank you. You win the coveted "First Section Submitted" trophy for this project.

Thanks, Todd

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