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Post by alanmapstone » July 25th, 2020, 2:21 am

If that is only the summary, how long is the play :hmm:
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Post by annise » July 25th, 2020, 2:59 am

Obviously, after the summary, we wouldn't need to go to the play, would we? We already know the whole plot :D

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 25th, 2020, 3:06 am

Anything worth engineering is worth over-engineering. :wink:

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Post by ToddHW » July 25th, 2020, 4:44 am

We have some stuff by Sutro in our catalog. including 4 short stories in the first DR Scenes and Stories collection. Biting satire, as well as I can remember. I didn't know he wrote plays. Do I really need another on my list? (Silly question - of course you do!)

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Post by Salvationist » July 25th, 2020, 11:07 am

Might anyone be interested in doing "The Betrothal" by Maurice Maeterlinck? It's the sequel to "The Blue Bird" that was recorded on LibriVox four years ago. I'd love to see the rest of the story told on LibriVox. Here's the link to "The Betrothal" on Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34343
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Post by wib66 » July 25th, 2020, 12:08 pm

Salvationist wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 11:07 am
Might anyone be interested in doing "The Betrothal" by Maurice Maeterlinck? It's the sequel to "The Blue Bird" that was recorded on LibriVox four years ago. I'd love to see the rest of the story told on LibriVox. Here's the link to "The Betrothal" on Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34343
Just had a look at this one and it certainly seems like fun to do. I will set it up and hopefully you can claim a part as there are quite a lot in this one.

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Post by Salvationist » July 25th, 2020, 12:42 pm

wib66 wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Just had a look at this one and it certainly seems like fun to do. I will set it up and hopefully you can claim a part as there are quite a lot in this one.
Thank you for offering to set this up, Michele! I'm very glad you're interested in this play. I would be glad to claim a part when it goes live. I'll be watching the launch pad. :D
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Post by LikeManyWaters » August 7th, 2020, 11:32 am

"The Desire for Change: A Comedy in Three Acts" by Francis Neilson

Here's another link for those who can't access google: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009954042

"The Impossible Philanthoropist: A Comedy in Four Acts" by Francis Neilson

"A butterfly on the wheel; a play in four acts" by Edward G. Hemmerde and Francis Neilson

Author Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Neilson
https://openlibrary.org/authors/OL1963615A/Francis_Neilson

He has several books and plays in the PD. It looks like nothing by him is in the LV Catalog. I've only made it half way through the first one, so I can't summarize yet. Just posting them in case someone is interested...
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Post by Salvationist » August 14th, 2020, 6:36 pm

Would anyone be interested in doing "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Or a Mis-Spent Life" by Luella Forepaugh and George F. Fish? It is a four-act play based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novella "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". There is already a dramatic reading of the novella in the LibriVox collection, but the plot is somewhat different and I think this play would be a great addition:

https://archive.org/details/drjekyllandmrhy00stevgoog/page/n4/mode/2up
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Post by ToddHW » August 15th, 2020, 7:38 am

Interesting. I am too full now to take it on though.

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Post by TriciaG » August 26th, 2020, 8:55 am

I just encountered a play set on a ranch: "Joy of the L V" (the main herione's name is Joy, and "L V" is the name of the ranch). I haven't dug into it to see how good it is, but I thought I'd throw it out there:

https://archive.org/details/joyoflv00full/page/n3/mode/2up
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Post by mightyfelix » August 26th, 2020, 9:43 am

TriciaG wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 8:55 am
I just encountered a play set on a ranch: "Joy of the L V" (the main herione's name is Joy, and "L V" is the name of the ranch). I haven't dug into it to see how good it is, but I thought I'd throw it out there:

https://archive.org/details/joyoflv00full/page/n3/mode/2up
I already love it without even looking at it, just because of the coincidental similarity to our name.

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Post by ToddHW » August 26th, 2020, 10:09 am

While I can't find her dates, another of her plays was published in 1948 - so she might not be PD outside the US.

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Post by Salvationist » August 26th, 2020, 7:33 pm

ToddHW wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 10:09 am
While I can't find her dates, another of her plays was published in 1948 - so she might not be PD outside the US.

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Your suspicion is correct; she died in 1956: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/36115287/fuller-alice-cook-obituary-1956/
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Post by Scarbo » September 16th, 2020, 3:53 pm

BellonaTimes wrote:
June 20th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Annise suggested I place this here:
Rachel, by Angelina Weld Grimke, was first written and performed in 1916 as a response to D W Griffith's racist film Birth of A Nation. This is the 1920 edition:
https://archive.org/details/rachelplayinthre00grimrich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_Weld_Grimk%C3%A9#Literary_career

I don't want to BC but I'd play a part if someone takes this one up.
I read this play recently and loved it! It would be a great addition to the catalog. I'd be happy to DPL if it's adopted.

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