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Post by ToddHW » April 7th, 2020, 9:18 am

The Hobby-Horse by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

A man's wife is caught up in Philanthropy, generously supporting all sorts of good causes. But that does not include her husband's interests in "the Turf or the Stable - no feeling except one of positive distaste." So what is he to do? How about somehow getting her to "endow a Home for about twenty decayed jockeys and stablemen ... who have outlived their chances on the turf and fallen on bad days?" Sounds very noble, but of course that is not quite what he has in mind....
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  • This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page at https://librivox.org/the-hobby-horse-by-arthur-wing-pinero/

    And away we go again. We last saw horse racing ala Pinero with "Dandy Dick" - not one of my finer moments: I still have the bruises - but I'm going to play the clergy in charge yet again and see if I can improve my image. Unlikely, but I shall try.

    Gender neutral, of course. Sadly there do not appear to be any speaking parts for horses in the script.

    Kitty will play the mysteriously cunning philanthropist Mrs Spenser Jermyn, counting her millions while keeping an eagle eye on Mr Jermyn and the rest of ye'all as our stalwart DPL.


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      • Project Code: NgIj7RBe
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1886
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        Keywords that describe the book: fraud, philanthropy, horse racing

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Post by Kitty » April 7th, 2020, 9:30 am

oh another one so soon. Well getting it on my DPL list and I'll try to do my best with Mrs Jermyn. :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by MichaelMaggs » April 7th, 2020, 9:37 am

Sorry to hear there are no speaking parts for horses. Maybe I could narrate instead?

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Post by ToddHW » April 7th, 2020, 9:43 am

Winnie winnie snort snort neigh.

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Post by ToddHW » April 7th, 2020, 9:50 am

Kitty wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 9:30 am
oh another one so soon. Well getting it on my DPL list and I'll try to do my best with Mrs Jermyn. :mrgreen:

Sonia
Yes, I know it is too soon. Feel free to slip your super-fast standard 1 hour turnaround on DPL'ing! But the pathos of Broken Hearts really needs some comedy to follow quickly on its heels.

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Post by schrm » April 7th, 2020, 10:34 am

heyho,

mr hewett is the butler, right?
may i read him, act 1 and 3?

@sonia you made the xmas play so now you have to pl me in english.. :lol:
sei bitte streng und hilfreich

cheers,

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thx!


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Post by ToddHW » April 7th, 2020, 11:08 am

Thank you. Hewett is actually a groom, who takes care of horses and their riders.

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Post by schrm » April 7th, 2020, 11:19 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 11:08 am
Thank you. Hewett is actually a groom, who takes care of horses and their riders.

Todd
uuuh that's why he is speaking dialect or some sort of accent..
thank you!
important for the role!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 7th, 2020, 4:00 pm

Well Todd, you can put me down for Mr Spenser Jermyn, and maybe between us this time we’ll manage to tame down that little filly.

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Post by ToddHW » April 7th, 2020, 5:25 pm

I don't know if even the two of us will be enough in this case - because Mrs Jermyn is more than she appears....

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Post by MichaelMaggs » April 8th, 2020, 1:20 am

Todd, which parts of the introductory note would you like to be read? All of it? Or leave out the section in the middle that reproduces the programme of the first performance?

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Post by ToddHW » April 8th, 2020, 5:36 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 1:20 am
Todd, which parts of the introductory note would you like to be read? All of it? Or leave out the section in the middle that reproduces the programme of the first performance?
Correct - leave out the programme reproduction.

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Post by mightyfelix » April 8th, 2020, 8:15 am

I'll play Miss Moxon, please.

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Post by schrm » April 8th, 2020, 8:17 am

heyho,

i saw, that hewett was announced as groom - i'm sorry i didn't see that yesterday - but: thank you for helping me!
i was wondering about his role and your explanation helped me a great deal!

ready for pl:

21
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hobbyhorse_hewett_21_128kb.mp3
Track Length
0:45,35 (m:ss.ss)

22
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hobbyhorse_hewett_22_128kb.mp3
Track Length
0:53,89 (m:ss.ss)

cheers,

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cc welcome! my skills improve from pl notes that cite when my english pronunciation is way off, or when words are missing.
thx!


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Post by ToddHW » April 8th, 2020, 8:50 am

Thank you.

By the way, the files are not named correctly. In dramatic works we move the MW sections around - to keep open roles on top for easy visibility, to group completed roles by Acts so they can be edited together. So we don't use the section numbers (which change), but rather the Act numbers. I can deal with it now, but if there are any corrections required, please look at the file name example in the first posting on this project (different from the first posting on a book project).

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