OPEN[PLAY]The Stolen Heiress, by Centlivre - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2022, 10:08 am

The Stolen Heiress or The Salamanca Doctor Outplotted, by Susanna Centlivre (1680 - 1723)
Claiming that his son has died while away, Lord Gravello makes it appear that his daughter is now "the Heir to all your vast Revenues, and pester'd with more Suitors than the Grecian Queen, in the long Absence of her Lord. You'll have the Dons, Lords and Dukes swarm about your House like Bees." But the scheming does not go as planned in this comedy by one of the most successful female playwrights.
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Here we go again. Plots and counter-plots and melodramatic disguised personages. Enjoy.

Sonia will be watching you closely as our DPL, making sure that you are behaving properly - or perhaps improperly - depending on the lot of your character.

Gender neutral, of course.

Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36234

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Keywords that describe the book: disguise, plot, heiress, counter-plot

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Post by alanmapstone » June 6th, 2022, 11:18 am

Hi Todd
Can I read Sancho?
Being a pedant will suit me :wink:
I can't see any lines for Sancho in act 1. :?
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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2022, 11:31 am

You do have the opening song (to chant) which goes into an Act 1 file.

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Post by alanmapstone » June 6th, 2022, 12:01 pm

ToddHW wrote:
June 6th, 2022, 11:31 am
You do have the opening song (to chant) which goes into an Act 1 file.
Got it :thumbs:

I will also put the epilogue in the Act 1 file unless you request otherwise.
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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2022, 1:37 pm

I'd prefer the epilogue in an Act 5 file.

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Post by alanmapstone » June 6th, 2022, 2:07 pm

ToddHW wrote:
June 6th, 2022, 1:37 pm
I'd prefer the epilogue in an Act 5 file.
:thumbs:
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Post by Availle » June 6th, 2022, 4:33 pm

I can read the narration if you like.
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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2022, 5:15 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » June 7th, 2022, 12:12 am

I'll be Lavinia and do the DPL job around here as well

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Post by GregGiordano » June 7th, 2022, 3:17 am

May I claim the Governor of Palermo?

Thank you!

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Post by ToddHW » June 7th, 2022, 5:35 am

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » June 8th, 2022, 1:11 am

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Post by Kitty » June 8th, 2022, 1:38 am

a good start, Alan, thank you. Straight PL ok and the chanting is enchanting. :thumbs: Looking forward to the rest. I am guessing we have some scenes together, seeing you are my "intended". :mrgreen:

Todd: wouldn't you rather think this song is meant to go into Act 5, where it says: "Enter Larich singing, Francisco, Lavinia, Sancho and Trist." Because the sentence he speaks right then is nothing to be sung, so I suspect the song was intended to go there, I have no idea why they put it at the beginning. :hmm: But they put the epilogue and that one clearly goes to the end.

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Post by ToddHW » June 8th, 2022, 4:47 am

I was not sure where the song was supposed to go, nor, as you asked, why it was up front. I will move it where it needs to be - and you will I'm sure correct me (I'm not being snide) - when the time comes to edit.

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Post by Kitty » June 8th, 2022, 4:49 am

ToddHW wrote:
June 8th, 2022, 4:47 am
I will move it where it needs to be - and you will I'm sure correct me (I'm not being snide) - when the time comes to edit.
:lol: I already made a note in the MW so we won't forget ;)

yes...agreeing with me, always a good move :mrgreen:

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