OPEN[PLAY]The Torch-Bearers by George Kelly - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 14th, 2019, 2:54 pm

The Torch-Bearers by George Kelly (1887 - 1974).

"The cold, historical fact is that at about 9:15 o’clock on the evening of August 29th, 1922, five or six hundred average New Yorkers, two or three hundred friends of the management, and about fifty sophisticated first-nighters were in grave danger of rolling off their seats in hysteria because of The Torch-Bearers."
How can you resist a play with a review like that? ( ToddHW)
  • Volunteers outside the USA: George Kelly died in 1974. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.

    Sheer antic comedy. This is the only play of his that is PD, and even this one is only PD in the US. Sorry.

    Gender neutral casting as always.

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      • Project Code: Ry0HrCrs
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (George Kelly) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Kelly_(playwright)
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 31
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1922
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Post by silverquill » December 14th, 2019, 9:03 pm

Well, it is obvious that the star of this show is that loquacious stage director.
I've got a couple other parts to clear the deck with, but if you're willing, I'd be glad to take the challenge.

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Post by ToddHW » December 15th, 2019, 7:06 am

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by Availle » December 15th, 2019, 4:02 pm

It's not PD for "Life + 50" either *grump*

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Post by ToddHW » December 15th, 2019, 4:21 pm

Sorry.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 20th, 2019, 7:38 am

I can DPL this. I may also choose a role to read, later on.

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Post by ToddHW » December 20th, 2019, 11:03 am

mightyfelix wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 7:38 am
I can DPL this. I may also choose a role to read, later on.
Thank you!!

Todd

(Moving over to the Dramatic Works forum now.)


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Post by ToddHW » December 25th, 2019, 5:46 am

Thank you.

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Post by EmmaHatton » December 26th, 2019, 7:55 am

May I take Jenny?

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Post by ToddHW » December 26th, 2019, 10:55 am

Thank you.

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Post by EmmaHatton » December 27th, 2019, 10:42 am


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Post by ToddHW » December 27th, 2019, 11:18 am

And you win the prize for first section in for PL! Thanks.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 27th, 2019, 2:11 pm

ToddHW wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 11:18 am
And you win the prize for first section in for PL! Thanks.

Todd
And the first PL ok!

My goodness, what chaos this will be! I hadn't looked any of the script over until just now. I can already see you'll have a few editing challenges on your hands!

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