OPEN[PLAY]The Wonder-Working Magician by Pedro Calderón - thw

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Post by ToddHW » November 11th, 2019, 9:29 am

The Wonder-Working Magician by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600 - 1681). Translated by Denis Florence MacCarthy (1817 - 1882)

This is perhaps better known to poetical students in England from the spirited fragment Shelley has left us. The preoccupation of a subject by a great master throws immense difficulties in the way of any one who ventures to follow in the same path: but as Shelley allowed himself great licence in his versification, and either from carelessness or an imperfect knowledge of Spanish is occasionally unfaithful to the meaning of his author, it may be hoped in my own version that strict fidelity both as to the form as well as substance of the original may be some compensation for the absence of those higher poetical harmonies to which many of my readers will have been accustomed. ( The Translator)
  • Here is something different. Gender neutral of course (I mean, what gender would a Demon or Skeleton be?).
    The incomparable Kitty will keep us all straight through the twists and turns of this story as our Stage Direction reader and our DPL.


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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: lfiHpF7W
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Pedro Calderón de la Barca) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/_Pedro_Calderón_de_la_Barca
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 44
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1638
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        Genres for the project: Plays

        Keywords that describe the book: demons

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        At the end: End of Act [#].

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Post by Kitty » November 11th, 2019, 9:36 am

oh you launched it already :) Well I'll stake my claim as DPL and narrator for this classic 8-) Do you want the introduction included ?

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Post by ToddHW » November 11th, 2019, 9:50 am

No, don't want the introduction. Start with the dedication to Shelley.

Also, please DO NOT read the footnotes. They are numerous and confusing to me.

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Post by Kitty » November 11th, 2019, 10:00 am

ToddHW wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 9:50 am
No, don't want the introduction. Start with the dedication to Shelley.

Also, please DO NOT read the footnotes. They are numerous and confusing to me.
ok understood :)

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 11th, 2019, 10:11 am

I feel like playing a servant this time, so may I claim Clarin? :)
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Post by ToddHW » November 11th, 2019, 11:21 am

Thank you.

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Post by leanneyauyau » November 11th, 2019, 1:35 pm

I'll play the Skeleton. Short and sweet!
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Post by NemoR » November 11th, 2019, 3:51 pm

May I claim the Voice in Act 3 please.
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Post by bluechien » November 11th, 2019, 3:54 pm

Can I take A Phantom Figure of Justina, Act 3?
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Post by ToddHW » November 11th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Thank you all.

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Post by alanmapstone » November 11th, 2019, 9:04 pm

Can I read Moscon?
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Post by ToddHW » November 11th, 2019, 9:08 pm

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » November 12th, 2019, 2:29 am

Interesting to do Calderon. Librivox has never done his greatest play "Life is a Dream" in English (Hint, Hint)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2587/2587-h/2587-h.htm
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Post by ToddHW » November 13th, 2019, 7:22 am

Watch out in the narration and in reading roles - there are stage directions cunningly buried in the text!

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Post by Algy Pug » November 13th, 2019, 7:30 am

Could I take the role of the Governor?

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