With the play "Don Quixote in England" almost done, howsabout doing the REAL Don Quixote - except in English since I am horribly monolingual.This is the first of a three-play sequence which was perhaps the first dramatization of Cervantes's novel Don Quixote. Written in English by the Playwright and Lyricist Thomas D'Urfey, it was originally performed with music by Henry Purcell (only the lyrics, by D'Urfey, are presented in this recording).
(Summary by ToddHW)
This is not the cleanest scan copy in the world but you should be able to figure your way through it. Take a look before claiming. Watch out for the "f's for s's" in the printing of those days - you proved you can handle it on previous plays!
Songs are to be CHANTED, like poetry, not sung. I've put some notes in the MW where things aren't clear, or where I want different people to do different verses, etc. If in doubt about anything, general rule is: record it. Easier to record now and maybe have me not use something than having to try to match your voice and setup to record something later when I discover something maybe ambiguous that no one did.
When you claim a part, please make sure to record the character description from the MW.
Act 3 starts on the missing page 39. See text for missing 2 pages on page 2 of this forum.
Our DPL is redrun. He has finished his recording as Ambrosio and so can devote all his time and attention to helping you deal with those pesky f's for s's!
If this goes well, the text linked below also contains the next 2 parts of Don Quixote to finish the play off....
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/comicalhistoryd00durgoog/page/n6/mode/2up In case something is too hard to read, you can find a sometimes cleaner scan of the same edition here:
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- Project Code: UMKCrhe8
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_d'Urfey (Thomas D'Urfey)
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Comical_History_of_Don_Quixote
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 65
- Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
- Original publication date (if known): 1694
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: honor, misunderstanding, chivalry, knighthood
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Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
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MC to select: toddhw
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