FULL[PLAY]Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas - thw

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Post by ToddHW » March 19th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas (1848 - 1914).

The girlfriends are coming to visit the chaps at college, but of course they can't stay unless there is a proper chaperone. So what could be more reasonable that getting a friend from the Drama Club to dress up and pretend to be Charley's Aunt? Simple and sure to work! What could go wrong? Howsabout the real Aunt arriving? This play has been revived and adapted numerous times including as films, a Broadway musical, and even an opera. ( ToddHW)
  • Sonia will DPL this roll-on-the-floor-laughing farce. Gender neutral casting of course - I mean, there's already cross dressing in it so why not?

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      • Project Code: mLeXiDK5
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Brandon Thomas) : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Thomas
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley's_Aunt
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1892
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        Keywords that describe the book: comedy, oxford, college hijinks

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » March 19th, 2018, 3:55 pm

STEPHEN SPETTIGUE, Solicitor, Oxford For me, if I may.

“Spettigue” ... sounds like the noise a bird makes flying into a window-pane.

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Post by ToddHW » March 19th, 2018, 3:58 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 3:55 pm
STEPHEN SPETTIGUE, Solicitor, Oxford For me, if I may.

“Spettigue” ... sounds like the noise a bird makes flying into a window-pane.

Cheers,
Chris
Thank you.

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Post by WiltedScribe » March 19th, 2018, 4:16 pm

Sounds like a riot! May I play Sir Fancourt, who dresses up like the aunt? :D
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Post by ToddHW » March 19th, 2018, 4:27 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Sounds like a riot! May I play Sir Fancourt, who dresses up like the aunt? :D
Thank you.

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Post by Elizabby » March 19th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Having a quick read, the "L.U.E" and "L.I.E." are stage directions which I think can simply be omitted. It doesn't matter to us if the director wanted the "Left Upstage Entry" as we won't be using any of them! Anyway, stage directions are usually considered advisory by the production team.

I'll have a read of the play in more detail when I have a moment.

Spettigue looks like a kind of pasta to me. I reckon it's the formal Italian name for the thing we call "Angel Hair" pasta... Chris, how do you plan to pronounce it?
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » March 19th, 2018, 4:44 pm

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Angel Hair

Oh, Brandon Thomas soooo gets my personality. :mrgreen:

Chris, how do you plan to pronounce it?

I was sort of thinking “PET-i-gyew”, but I’m happy to go with any pronunciation the troupe prefer.


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Post by silverquill » March 19th, 2018, 9:18 pm


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Post by silverquill » March 19th, 2018, 9:41 pm

Well, now, upon further consideration, I'm sure the right part for me is COLONEL SIR FRANCIS CHESNEY, BART., Late Indian Service. I'm not tall and handsome, but I can act like it. 8-) Besides, I'd have some great scenes with Sonia. :mrgreen: So, if I may . . .

Stage directions are pretty extensive in this play, and bit more than I want to take on at this point.


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Post by Kitty » March 20th, 2018, 12:27 am

DPL and Donna Lucia checking in :) Looking forward to some verbal sparring with all of you guys. This will be fun :mrgreen:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » March 20th, 2018, 12:33 am

Now here’s an interesting point.

The stage direction, upon Spettigue’s first appearance, specifically says that the character’s anger should not be “burlesqued” ... when he’s angry, he’s really angry, and when he’s charming, he’s really charming. :?

Talk about Admiral Rankling with the safety-valve tied down. :shock:

And yet, this is a comedy. I’m wondering how and why the author wants me to alternate between Darth Vader and Cary Grant, without hamming it up? :?:
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Post by Kitty » March 20th, 2018, 1:51 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
March 20th, 2018, 12:33 am
Talk about Admiral Rankling with the safety-valve tied down. :shock:
this is going to be interesting. Please have pity on my eardrums, Chris. :help:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » March 20th, 2018, 2:17 am

Kitty wrote:
March 20th, 2018, 1:51 am
this is going to be interesting. Please have pity on my eardrums, Chris. :help:

Sonia
Never fear, Donna Lucia ... umm, what is the rest of it? I think perhaps your driver’s licence might be longer than your car. :lol:

Never fear ... triple-distilled anger requires that the voice’s volume top out and drop to an intense whisper, thereby locking attention.

Besides, it’ll be worth it once I get to Charming Mode. :roll:


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