COMPLETE[PLAY]Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith by W. S. Gilbert - thw

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Post by ToddHW » July 11th, 2020, 11:50 am

Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

A drama from the Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan. Pursued by the Parliamentary Army after the Battle of Worcester, some Royalist soldiers take cover in Dan'l Druce's hut on the Norfolk Coast until they can escape. An event with long shadows that come back to disturb his life fourteen years later.
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    Not a happy play: danger, deception, despair, and dialog in dialect. But I am sure that ye'all are up to the challenge.

    Gender neutral (and good thing true since there is only one part written as female). Sonia will try to keep the Royalists and the Parliamentaries under control as our DPL.



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      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: pku3cnGZ
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (W. S. Gilbert) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._S._Gilbert
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan'l_Druce,_Blacksmith
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 23
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1876
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Drama

        Keywords that describe the book: Royalists, english civil war, lost child, parliamentaries

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        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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        At the end: End of Act [#].

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        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        danldruce_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » July 11th, 2020, 12:20 pm

ah it's up already :) yes, checking in as DPL and Stage director :)

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Post by alanmapstone » July 11th, 2020, 12:23 pm

May I read Reuben Haines?
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Post by WiltedScribe » July 11th, 2020, 12:31 pm

I think I can try for Geoffrey Wynyard and get him done in a timely manner (especially now that I have fewer commitments!)
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Post by alanmapstone » July 11th, 2020, 1:14 pm

In this play Gilbert uses archaic forms of English full of "thee" and "thou", using the 2nd person singular which we no longer use. He did the same in Yeomen of the Guard, so he must have believed people really spoketh like that 😺
alan
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 11th, 2020, 6:53 pm

I’ll take Ripley the fisherman if I may.

Just so long as:
A) You don’t mind this denizen of the Fens sounding a bit South-West Country;
B) I can bring the “mahogany” with me. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahogany_(drink) It’s guaranteed to put the blood back into your cheeks. Force a bit of it into your eyes too, chances are.


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Post by silverquill » July 11th, 2020, 8:13 pm

I can read a small part -- Sergeant of the Parliamentary Army, Act 1
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Post by ToddHW » July 12th, 2020, 1:49 am

Thank you both. Drinks are BYOB.

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Post by silverquill » July 12th, 2020, 9:04 am

silverquill wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 8:13 pm
I can read a small part -- Sergeant of the Parliamentary Army, Act 1
Really short, unless I missed something, so here it is:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/danldruce_sergeant_1_128kb.mp3
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 12th, 2020, 3:07 pm

Here's Ripley the fisherman, Todd, so better take that goat-skin of Eaux-de-vie off Queen Dolly and issue the ration of black coffee so the PLing can begin. :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/danldruce_ripley_1_128kb.mp3


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Post by ToddHW » July 12th, 2020, 3:45 pm

You want me to try and steal something away from Queen Dolly? No way!

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Post by jennlea » July 12th, 2020, 10:00 pm

May I read Dorothy?
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