OPEN[PLAY]The Funeral: or Grief A-La-Mode by Richard Steele - thw

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Post by ToddHW » August 18th, 2018, 5:42 pm

The Funeral: or Grief A-La-Mode by Richard Steele (1672 - 1729).

The Funeral: or, Grief à-la-Mode, a Comedy, was written in the summer of 1701, and given to Christopher Rich, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in October. Soon afterwards it was acted, and it was published by Jacob Tonson between December 18 and 20, with the date 1702 on the title-page. The music to the songs, by William Croft, appeared between December 16 and 18. [] The play was revived occasionally in most of the years between 1703 and 1734, and from time to time during the following half-century, the last date, apparently, being April 17, 1799. The plot is entirely original. [G.A. Aitken] ( G.A. Aitken)
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Post by WiltedScribe » August 18th, 2018, 6:18 pm

Ah, a new eighteenth century playwright. This looks like a hoot. May I play Mr. Campley? :mrgreen:
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Post by mightyfelix » August 18th, 2018, 10:08 pm

I'll read for Sharlot, please.
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Post by Kitty » August 19th, 2018, 1:06 am

DPL and a plotting Tattleaid signing up. I had a suspicion these would be posted while I am sleeping :lol:

And thanks, Tomas and Devorah, for pitching in so fast !

:shock: I just noticed this is my 12,000th post ! How could I have done so many posts in only 3 years ?

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Post by Elizabby » August 19th, 2018, 1:44 am

I'd like to read Lady Brumpton please - I quite fancy playing a widow to a man who is still alive! :shock:
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Post by Kitty » August 19th, 2018, 1:47 am

Elizabby wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 1:44 am
I'd like to read Lady Brumpton please - I quite fancy playing a widow to a man who is still alive! :shock:
ah great, then we will have some good scheming dialogues together, Beth. Thanks !

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Post by Foon » August 19th, 2018, 3:04 am

May I read Lady Harriot?
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Post by ToddHW » August 19th, 2018, 4:00 am

Thank you all.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 19th, 2018, 8:18 am

Elizabby wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 1:44 am
I'd like to read Lady Brumpton please - I quite fancy playing a widow to a man who is still alive! :shock:
Ooh, I know I have at least one good tongue-lashing to give you! You wicked scheming woman, you. :wink:
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Post by Availle » August 19th, 2018, 8:30 am

Okay, I really, really HATE crossdressing!

But please, I cannot pass on the Undertaker. Please? *begs*
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Post by Kitty » August 19th, 2018, 8:49 am

Availle wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 8:30 am
Okay, I really, really HATE crossdressing!

But please, I cannot pass on the Undertaker. Please? *begs*
No crossdressing required in audio, luckily. I'll sign you up. Thanks for joining.

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Post by thestorygirl » August 19th, 2018, 5:26 pm

I would be interested in playing Mademoiselle D'Epingle.
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Post by ToddHW » August 19th, 2018, 6:54 pm

Thank you both.

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Post by Kitty » August 20th, 2018, 5:07 am

Todd, here is already a bit of work for you. Tattleaid was fun to do. Especially that scene where I had to speak with pins in my mouth. I think I managed quite well. :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/funeralorgriefalamode_tattleaid_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:47 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/funeralorgriefalamode_tattleaid_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:10 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/funeralorgriefalamode_tattleaid_5_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:00 min.

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