There are two unusual things about this project. Firstly, because this play is about Acadia University, I thought that it would be appropriate for all of the voice actors to be Acadia alumni. The play is therefore closed to readers who are not Acadia alumni. I am recruiting the voice actors among my Acadia alumni acquaintances. The other unusual thing about this project is that it includes nine songs and a short piano piece. Two Acadia alumni have kindly agreed to record the music for this project, and Michele Eaton will be our DPL.Acadia: A Play in Five Acts takes as its subject Acadia University, a school located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The play was published in 1920 when the playwright, Mary Kinley Ingraham, was serving as the university’s librarian, a position she held from 1917 to 1944. Ingraham had previously attended Acadia University as a student and received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree there. Her love of her alma mater is apparent in this play. The characters are symbolic representations of different aspects of the university and its culture. These characters include personifications of academic subjects such as Science, Art, and Theology, as well as of other concepts important to the university such as Truth and Learning. At the time of this play’s publication, the university was still reeling from the effects of World War I, in which many members of the university community had fought and died. For this reason, War is featured prominently in the play. The dialogue evinces Christian themes, as the university had strong Baptist affiliations at the time, and Ingraham was the daughter of a Baptist minister. That this play is in verse points to the fact that Ingraham was not primarily a playwright but rather a poet; her poetry was published in a wide variety of periodicals throughout her lifetime. (Summary by David Purdy)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/acadiaplayinfive00ingr/
Pronunciation: In Act 4, all characters either read "Kyrie eleison" or "Crist(e) eleison". A pronunciation guide for both phrases is found in the first 36 seconds of the following YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qKt04pwa-s&ab_channel=HolySpiritCatholicParishChoir
Music sources: Our God Our Help in Ages Past https://hymnary.org/hymn/PS1921/13
He's a College Boy https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/146/161
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name https://hymnary.org/hymn/HRGC1892/450a
The Voice That Breathed o’er Eden https://hymnary.org/hymn/HRGC1892/240b
The Son of God Goes forth to War https://hymnary.org/hymn/HWLS1907/6
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:It%27s_a_Long_Way_to_Tipperary_(1912).jpg
My Soldier Boy to the War Has Gone https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_cabinet_of_Irish_literature;_selections_from_the_works_of_the_chief_poet,_orators,_and_prose_writers_of_Ireland_(1903)_(14785527103).jpg
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God https://hymnary.org/hymn/GH61891/1
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere https://hymnary.org/hymn/PR1904/81
Dead March in Saul https://imslp.org/wiki/Saul,_HWV_53_(Handel,_George_Frideric)
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