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Post by ToddHW » June 30th, 2020, 2:12 pm

The Wonder! A Woman Keeps a Secret by Susannah Centlivre (1680 - 1723). Translated by Augustin Daly (1838 - 1899)

Donna Isabella does not want to marry Don Guzman, her father's choice. Donna Violante's father wants her to become a nun. Isabella is attacked on the street and carried insensible into Violante's house. What will happen next? Confidential letters, secret identities, conniving servants, disguises and other fallderoll await! Supposedly Jane Austen put on a family performance of this play. (This is a "reduced and rearranged" version from 1893 edited by Augustine Daly from the original 1714 play by Susannah Centlivre.)
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  • I am taking a Jane Austen course where it it was mentioned that Jane put on this play so of course I have to offer it. (I'd probably get a better grade if we finished this into the catalog by the end of the class, but that won't happen.) Susannah was a very successful and prolific woman playwright from the early 1700s, writing at the same time and sharing applause, theaters, and casts with Farquhar, Steele, and others of the time. I could not find a legible copy of the original play, but this "reduced and rearranged" 1893 version saves you all from the funny "f's as s's" of the 1700s.

    Gender neutral, of course.

    Kitty will be DPL and one of the conniving servants; I will be another of them. The rest of you better watch out or we might lead your love letters astray, serve you cold tea, or lay a smoky fire in your room.



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      • Project Code: A0srBCpr
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Susannah Centlivre) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanna_Centlivre
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 45
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1714
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        Keywords that describe the book: confidential letters, secret identities, conniving servants

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Post by alanmapstone » June 30th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Hi Todd
Another play. Great!
I would like to read Gibby and try the Scottish dialect.
alan
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Post by ToddHW » June 30th, 2020, 2:26 pm

Thank you. You get to wear a kilt, by the way.

Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » June 30th, 2020, 2:37 pm

ToddHW wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Thank you. You get to wear a kilt, by the way.
Todd
I won't look as ridiculous as the Prince Regent did when he wore one 😺 It is what you wear under it that matters 👹
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Post by jennlea » June 30th, 2020, 2:41 pm

So many great plays launched lately! May I read Donna Isabella?
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Post by Availle » June 30th, 2020, 3:33 pm

Could I read Inis please?
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Post by Kitty » June 30th, 2020, 11:39 pm

getting this on my DPL list and getting ready for Flora :)

I am curious about this new author. Haven't heard from her before.

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » July 1st, 2020, 12:23 am

Kitty wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 11:39 pm
I am curious about this new author. Haven't heard from her before.
The Preface to this text has an interesting bit about her life. One of the few female playwrights of that time to achieve popular success, even if Byron was scathing about her (but then he was scathing about everybody) 😾
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 1st, 2020, 11:31 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 12:23 am
even if Byron was scathing about her (but then he was scathing about everybody) 😾
In return, the Blackadder crew were fairly scathing about Lord Byron...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eSG_8JhO4uw
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Post by Algy Pug » July 1st, 2020, 11:22 pm

May I read Don Lopez?

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Post by alanmapstone » July 2nd, 2020, 3:19 am

alan
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Post by Kitty » July 2nd, 2020, 4:07 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 3:19 am
Gibby act 1 - a man of few words
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wondersecret_gibby_1.mp3
well Gibby has to prepare the audience gently for his accent :lol: otherwise they would flee the theatre screaming.

A short part, but funnily done :thumbs: looking forward to the next acts ;) thank you Alan.

Sonia


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