[OPEN] [DramReading] The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery - tg

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benderca
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Post by benderca » March 29th, 2020, 9:14 am

The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942).

"Sara Stanley is only fourteen, but she can weave tales that are impossible to resist. In the charming town of Carlisle, children and grown-ups alike flock from miles around to hear her spellbinding tales. And when Bev King and his younger brother Felix arrive for the summer, they, too, are captivated by the Story Girl. Whether she's leading them on exciting misadventure or narrating timeless stories--from the scary "Tale of the Family Ghost" to the fanciful "How Kissing Was Discovered" to the bittersweet "The Blue Chest of Rachel Ward"--the Story Girl has her audience hanging on every word." (This summary is from Goodreads, but I will write my own).
All roles will be gender neutral.
Please read ONLY from the script links in the MW!


MC: TriciaG
BC: TJ (benderca)
DPL: Elijah, TJ
Narrator: TJ
Editors: TJ, Elijah


    1. Is there a deadline?
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      To find a part to record, simply look at column 2 "Title". All the roles without names beside them (in the "Reader" column) are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which role you would like to read. Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from scripts in Magic Window!): https://archive.org/details/storygirl00mont_1/page/n13/mode/2up
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Post by benderca » March 29th, 2020, 9:16 am

THE STORY GIRL CHARACTERS

Kids:
The Story Girl (Sara Stanley) 14 years old, fascinating, lively, charming, with a clear sweet voice that makes words come alive (Ch 1-32)
(Reader: Cadastra)
Narrator/Bev, 13-years-old (Ch 1-32) (Reader: TJ)
Felix, about 12-years-old (Ch 1-6, 8-32) (Reader: Elijah)
Dan, 13-years-old (Ch1, 2, 4-32)
Felicity, 12-years-old, a stunning beauty, vain, stubborn, not too smart (Ch1, 3-32) (Reader: Jenn B.)
Cecily, 11-years-old, dear, sweet, warm-hearted, the peacemaker (Ch 1, 3-32) (Reader: Jasmin Salma)
Peter, about 14 or 15, hired boy, wants to be Felicity’s beau, not very educated, but smart (Ch 3-6, 8-11, 13-17, 19-28, 30, 31)
(Reader: Julian Pratley)
Sara Ray, neighbor girl, 11-years old. shy, always crying, easily frightened, with an overprotective mother (Ch 4-10, 13-6, 18 25, 29, 30, 32)
Billy Robinson, about 13-years-old, cons kids into buying his home remedies pre-pubescent afflictions (Ch 6)

Adults:
Father (Ch 1)
Mrs. MacLaren, The Housekeeper (Ch 1)
Uncle Alec, warm, friendly, supportive, and straight-forward (Ch 1, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32) (Reader: Alan Mapstone)
Aunt Janet, Constantly telling the children what to do and giving what she considers “good advice” (Ch 1, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 32)
Uncle Roger, jolly and fond of teasing; likes to tease and make fun of the kids; often pulls the kids’ legs (Ch 5, 12-19, 21-24, )
Mr. Marwood (Ch 8)
Mr. Campbell, rich, retired farmer, who took life easily. A
much travelled man, "well read" and intelligent not always in a good humour (Ch 7)
Aunt Olivia Pretty, merry and kind; appreciated by the kids because she has “mastered to perfection the rare art of letting children alone.” (Ch 19, 24, 29, 32)
The Doctor (Ch 15, 23)
Mrs. Patterson (Ch 13)
Mrs. Ray (1 line, Ch 29)

I'm still proofreading the scripts, but I've loaded some up onto my Google Drive if you want to take a look at the what you're getting yourself into...

Scripts:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fTku548jHUhbnEn0GMFIvUU86yoqTq3_?usp=sharing
(Scripts are not final versions - just to help you pick your roles. I'm still editing them).
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Post by ej400 » March 29th, 2020, 9:54 am

I understand the commitment, the dedication, and the load I am taking on here, and I've got a lot more time on my hands now that we are in a "stay at home," order, but I would like to PL the parts, help out editing a little bit, and also play as Felix. :D

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Post by alanmapstone » March 29th, 2020, 9:58 am

May I read Uncle Alec? It would suit an older male voice.
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Post by jennlea » March 29th, 2020, 10:04 am

May I go ahead and claim Felicity?
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Post by cadastra » March 29th, 2020, 12:01 pm

I would like to read Sara Stanley.

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Post by julianpratley » March 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Could I play Peter?
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Post by benderca » March 29th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Wow, excellent! Thanks, everybody. As soon as we get a MC and a magic window, I will put your claims in.

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Post by TriciaG » March 30th, 2020, 9:54 am

I've set this up.

I have changed a few things in the first post (it had "Act #" in the intro/outro rather than "Chapter" for example). Please read it over carefully to make sure it's all correct before doing anything else. :)

In future, please don't put all the [DR] tags and author name in the title field of the project template generator. The only thing that goes in that first box is the book title, and its title only. ;)
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Post by KevinS » March 30th, 2020, 10:06 am

Mr. Marwood, please.

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Post by benderca » March 30th, 2020, 11:19 am

TriciaG wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 9:54 am
I've set this up.

I have changed a few things in the first post (it had "Act #" in the intro/outro rather than "Chapter" for example). Please read it over carefully to make sure it's all correct before doing anything else. :)

In future, please don't put all the [DR] tags and author name in the title field of the project template generator. The only thing that goes in that first box is the book title, and its title only. ;)
Thanks, Tricia! As you have probably figured out, this is the very first time I've done this. I've used the project generator once before, but that was for a solo project. I've coordinated and edited one-act plays before too, but Todd and Sonia have been so kind as to do the MW work for me. I'm sure I'm ready, but I may need some assistance. :D

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Post by ej400 » March 30th, 2020, 11:25 am

benderca wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 11:19 am
Thanks, Tricia! As you have probably figured out, this is the very first time I've done this. I've used the project generator once before, but that was for a solo project. I've coordinated and edited one-act plays before too, but Todd and Sonia have been so kind as to do the MW work for me. I'm sure I'm ready, but I may need some assistance. :D
I can help, if you need any help :D Let me know if you have any troubles :thumbs:

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Post by benderca » March 30th, 2020, 11:31 am

ej400 wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 11:25 am

I can help, if you need any help :D Let me know if you have any troubles :thumbs:
Great! thanks, Elijah!

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Post by NemoR » March 30th, 2020, 7:59 pm

Hey TJ!

May I have Mr Campbell in Ch 7 please.

Not sure if you are allowing multiple roles as long as they don't share chapters as some DR's do?

If you are, I can also do Billy Robinson in Ch 6, but if not, that's cool and will just stick with Mr Campbell.

thnx!
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Post by benderca » March 31st, 2020, 3:55 am

NemoR wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Hey TJ!

May I have Mr Campbell in Ch 7 please.

Not sure if you are allowing multiple roles as long as they don't share chapters as some DR's do?

If you are, I can also do Billy Robinson in Ch 6, but if not, that's cool and will just stick with Mr Campbell.

thnx!
Hi Nemo! Great to have you aboard. I think I'll just keep one reader per character to start off with, since there aren't that many characters (but I'll let you know if that changes). I'll assign you to Mr. Campbell, but if you're looking for a larger role, Uncle Roger is still open. In most of his chapters, he just comes through and makes a funny remark, or makes fun of the kids, and laughs, but in some chapters he has a larger role and (occasionally) gets serious. He's a hilarious character. He pulls the kids' legs a lot.

Mr. Campbell is an interesting character as well, and would be fun to do. You'd be great for either. :D

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