OPEN[PLAY]One Fool Makes Many by de Solis - thw

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Post by ToddHW » February 20th, 2021, 4:46 am

One Fool Makes Many, by Antonio de Solis (1610 - 1686), translated by Henry Richard Vassall Holland
"I will discuss this matter in an allegory: ... There was once upon a time a man, and he had a sister; and this said sister, she had a brother; and so this sister fell in love with another brother, and he had another sister; and one day what should she do, but take it into her head to run away with him? So then, after that, the brother, from whom the sister had been stolen, stole the sister of the thief. Now will you be pleased to tell us whether it would be best, in such a case, that each man should have his own again, or that each should keep what belonged to his neighbor?" (Summary by The Play)
You liked The Wonder! by Centlivre with its Spanish setting and intrigue? Here is an actual Spanish comedy (translated in 1807) with similar vintage and feel - but funny so it is even better. Professions of love, scaling garden walls, protecting family honor, mistaking intentions - hence the title, etc.

Gender neutral, of course.

Our Kitty will be playing the clever maid, keeping track of all the various domestic comings and goings - and of course in addition to knowing what you do, she'll be DPL'ing what you say.

Source text (please read only from this text!):

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  • Project Code: WkJOnDSa
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available):ís_y_Ribadeneyra (Antonio de Solis)
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  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
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  • Original publication date (if known): 1650
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: sister, elopement


LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

For individual roles:
Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
"Character, read by your name."
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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

"Act # of One Fool Makes Many, by Antonio de Solis, translated by Henry Richard Vassall Holland. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit"
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"End of Act #."
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"End of One Fool Makes Many, by Antonio de Solis, translated by Henry Richard Vassel Holland."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

For individual roles: onefoolmakesmany_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. onefoolmakesmany_romeo_1.mp3)
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Post by alanmapstone » February 20th, 2021, 5:59 am

Juancho please 😺
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Post by Kitty » February 20th, 2021, 6:55 am

getting this on my DPL list and claiming Ines :) I see Alan is my fellow in servitude this time.

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Post by ToddHW » February 20th, 2021, 7:03 am

Thank you. Glad you are ready for another life of servitude....


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Post by WendyKatzHiller » February 20th, 2021, 7:07 am

Could I please claim Juana?

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 20th, 2021, 1:35 pm

Can I claim Donna Anna?


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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 20th, 2021, 3:08 pm

Could I claim Martin? Thanks!
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Post by jennlea » February 22nd, 2021, 7:26 am

May I claim Donna Isabella?
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Post by GregGiordano » February 22nd, 2021, 9:21 pm

May I have a go at Don Lewis?

Thank you!


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