Dramatic Reading (DR) Suggestions

Plays and other dramatic works
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Post by TriciaG » November 10th, 2018, 1:21 pm

Gutenberg link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/420

Moved this from Book Suggestions to the DR suggestions thread. :)

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Post by IanBaker » November 10th, 2018, 1:24 pm

Ok. Thanks.
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Post by Foon » November 10th, 2018, 3:53 pm

That is an excellent suggestion, I can't believe we don't have [Edit: Dorothy and] The Wiz as a DR yet!

Hmmmmm... toys with the idea...
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by IanBaker » November 10th, 2018, 4:24 pm

:wink:
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Post by TriciaG » November 10th, 2018, 4:28 pm

Foon wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 3:53 pm
That is an excellent suggestion, I can't believe we don't have The Wiz as a DR yet!

Hmmmmm... toys with the idea...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a DR. It's the many other Oz books, many of which aren't DRs yet. ;)

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Post by IanBaker » November 10th, 2018, 4:31 pm

That's true
The book I was suggesting was dorothy and the wizard in oz. It's different. :mrgreen:
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Post by Foon » November 10th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Ah yes, I was just editing my post when you responded Tricia ;) I realise that we have The Wizard of Oz--but all these books are such gems!
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by IanBaker » November 10th, 2018, 5:34 pm

I've been listening through the OZ series. I really liked the DR for the marvelous land of OZ, and I think they make great dramatic works.
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Post by LikeManyWaters » November 17th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Twinkle88 wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 9:52 am
The character list and scripts are beautiful!!
Thank you. Also, thanks for the advice about getting some BC experience by doing a group project. Now, I just have to wait for some readers. ;)

Humble suggestion for a possible future DR:
A Summer in a Canyon: A California Story by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

Very nice juvenile fiction? It's even written somewhat like a "play" although not scripted.
Most of the male characters are youth, so maybe if not done gender specific, it might be doable.

EDIT 01/16/2019:
Here's Summary and Characters List.
Here's Chapter 1 in script form.
Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4

I've scripted the whole thing and do plan on BCing this one in a month or so.
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Post by Treefairy » January 20th, 2019, 10:18 am

Hello Everyone,
I'm relatively new here and am so enjoying this community. I just participated in my first dramatic work and oh, what fun it was! Are there any Dickens' works in the planning? Also, The Wizard of Oz sounds like a great idea!

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Post by silverquill » January 20th, 2019, 11:42 am

LikeManyWaters wrote:
November 17th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Humble suggestion for a possible future DR:
A Summer in a Canyon: A California Story by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

Very nice juvenile fiction? It's even written somewhat like a "play" although not scripted.
Most of the male characters are youth, so maybe if not done gender specific, it might be doable.

EDIT 01/16/2019:
Here's Summary and Characters List.
Here's Chapter 1 in script form.

I've scripted the whole thing and do plan on BCing this one in a month or so.
Sure, why not?
Looks like a good balance between narration and dialog, so should work well as a DR.
Depending on when you launch, I might be interested in narrator, if you're not doing it.
I have a major narration to finish up first.

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Post by LikeManyWaters » January 20th, 2019, 12:46 pm

silverquill wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 11:42 am
Depending on when you launch, I might be interested in narrator, if you're not doing it.
I have a major narration to finish up first.
Yes, that would be great if you are interested. :) I plan on BC/Editing myself, so will only be needing a final chapters DPL now.
I would like to finish up my solo, so that may mean I can launch this in about 3-4 weeks.

Edit: Launched! (Link below in signature)
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Post by TriciaG » March 17th, 2019, 12:29 pm

Suggestion from Twitter:
The Third Violet by Stephen Crane
Taking a break from his bleaker narratives, Stephen Crane wrote this witty romantic comedy about a landscape painter named Hawker, who slums as a magazine illustrator, on vacation in the mountainous hometown of his youth. There he's instantly smitten with a wealthy young woman, Miss Fanhall, staying at a hotel in the woods. Along for the ride is his journalist buddy, Hollanden, who adds a Twain-ish level of satirical running commentary.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19593

I asked for more info (is it dialogue-driven rather than narration-driven, and therefore good for a DR), but am posting this before I got a reply. :)

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Post by aaronwhite1977 » March 17th, 2019, 1:06 pm

IanBaker wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 1:19 pm
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Dorothy_and_the_Wizard_in_Oz
I would like to suggest starting up the project: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, By L Frank. Baum :)
But as a Dramatic Reading. :!:
This would be a good book to record because it is simple and yet timeless. Currently we do not have a dramatic version of this book. :?
Thanks,
Love this idea! I’ve been reading these books to my kids and would love to participate!

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Post by IanBaker » March 17th, 2019, 1:36 pm

Yeah! They're great books.
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