FULL[PLAY]Woodbarrow Farm, by Jerome - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2022, 10:36 am

Woodbarrow Farm, by Jerome K. Jerome (1859 - 1927)
Some confusion over the unexpected inheritance of a farm, and the expectations of such a position. "You have rather a countrified walk, if you will forgive me for saying so — a more neglige style is adopted by the savoir vivre now, sir, and a more insouciant manner of carrying the umbrella. You walk too much in this way, sir." (Taking up umbrella, gags, and imitates.) "Lord love us, do I walk like that?" "Just like that, sir. You see yourself, sir, what a very undestingue appearance it presents."
(Summary by ToddHW)
City style comes to the country. Green Acres it is not.

Kitty will try to keep us under control as our DPL, but I fear she will fail. Or get hold of the umbrella and beat us all into submission....

Gender neutral, of course.

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/woodbarrowfarmpl00jero/page/n5/mode/2up

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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: inheritance, remolding a man, appearances

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Post by MichaelMaggs » June 6th, 2022, 11:42 am

Could I do stage directions?

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Post by alanmapstone » June 6th, 2022, 11:51 am

Can I read Colonel Dexter?
You may not want to double cast this early but I could also do the few lines of Ichabod at the begining using a very different voice.
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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2022, 1:36 pm

Thank you.

I'd prefer not to double cast - give everyone a chance.

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Post by Availle » June 6th, 2022, 5:33 pm

Could I do Mrs. Rollitt please?
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Post by Kitty » June 7th, 2022, 12:07 am

putting in my bid for Rachael and DPL here. Never read anything by Jerome I think, so this will be interesting.

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Post by alanmapstone » June 7th, 2022, 12:34 am

Kitty wrote:
June 7th, 2022, 12:07 am
Never read anything by Jerome I think, so this will be interesting.
Jerome is best known for a comic novel Three Men in a Boat which is widely read in UK but perhaps not elsewhere. Personally I have never found it very funny :(
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Post by Kitty » June 7th, 2022, 12:36 am

alanmapstone wrote:
June 7th, 2022, 12:34 am
Jerome is best known for a comic novel Three Men in a Boat which is widely read in UK but perhaps not elsewhere. Personally I have never found it very funny :(
I know the title but I've not read it. I take your word for it, it might not be my cup of tea either :lol:

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Post by ToddHW » June 7th, 2022, 5:33 am

We did one of his other plays recently, and it was funny. Hence my doing more.

https://librivox.org/fanny-and-the-servant-problem-by-jerome-k-jerome/

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Post by ToddHW » June 7th, 2022, 5:34 am

Availle wrote:
June 6th, 2022, 5:33 pm
Could I do Mrs. Rollitt please?
Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » June 7th, 2022, 6:13 am

ToddHW wrote:
June 7th, 2022, 5:33 am
We did one of his other plays recently, and it was funny. Hence my doing more. https://librivox.org/fanny-and-the-servant-problem-by-jerome-k-jerome/
oh that was him....I remember I did a very small cameo appearance there to help out in the end :lol: but I didn't read the whole thing

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Post by GregGiordano » June 7th, 2022, 6:35 am

May I read Allen Rollit?

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Post by ToddHW » June 7th, 2022, 6:52 am

Thank you.

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Post by jennlea » June 7th, 2022, 7:11 am

May I claim Deborah?
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Post by ToddHW » June 7th, 2022, 9:18 am

Thank you.

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