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Post by Salvationist » April 1st, 2021, 6:08 pm

Acadia: A Play in Five Acts, by Mary Kinley Ingraham (1874 - 1949)
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)
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.

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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Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
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Post by Salvationist » April 1st, 2021, 6:12 pm

I will BC and edit this play. I will also read the stage directions. I am looking for a DPL and a MC.

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Post by wib66 » April 2nd, 2021, 12:30 am

Happy to DPL on this for you just double checking you want word perfect thanks

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Post by Salvationist » April 2nd, 2021, 7:05 am

wib66 wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 12:30 am
Happy to DPL on this for you just double checking you want word perfect thanks
Thanks for signing up, Michele! Yes, I would like this project to be word perfect. I'm glad to be collaborating with you on another project!

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Post by TriciaG » April 2nd, 2021, 4:24 pm

This is set up. :)

It's not my business, but I did notice that the hymn "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" you linked to is to a tune I'm not familiar with. I've heard it more using the next one in that hymnal, 450b. Your mileage may vary. 8-)
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Post by Salvationist » April 2nd, 2021, 7:36 pm

TriciaG wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 4:24 pm
This is set up. :)

It's not my business, but I did notice that the hymn "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" you linked to is to a tune I'm not familiar with. I've heard it more using the next one in that hymnal, 450b. Your mileage may vary. 8-)
Thank you very much for your willingness to be the MC for this project, Tricia! It's good to have your vote of confidence. Also, thank you for looking through the music. If the musicians wish to go with the other tune for "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name", that's quite alright with me.


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Post by wib66 » April 3rd, 2021, 10:40 am

downloaded ready for PL thanks

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Post by TriciaG » April 3rd, 2021, 2:36 pm

Moving this directly to Readers Found. :)
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Post by Salvationist » April 3rd, 2021, 2:54 pm

TriciaG wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:36 pm
Moving this directly to Readers Found. :)
Great! Thanks, Tricia! :D

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Post by wib66 » April 3rd, 2021, 4:03 pm

Art all acts are PL OK thanks

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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2021, 4:03 pm

EDIT: Err, never mind. Forget I posted. :roll:

Nothing to see here... Carry on...
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