FULL[PLAY]Civilian Clothes by Buchanan - thw

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Post by ToddHW » August 29th, 2020, 7:35 am

Civilian Clothes by Thompson Buchanan (1877 - 1937).

What happens when wartime romance and talents encounter the post-war civilian world?
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"I'm going to take you to - " <br>
"Racine?"<br>
"If you're my wife you'll go with me to Hell!"<br>
"I'd rather go there than Racine."<br>
"Did anybody ever tell you that you were a snob?"<br>
( ToddHW)
  • Chris (Son of the Exiles) suggested this play. Looks like fun - hard to keep spoilers at bay.

    Gender neutral, of course.

    AEF = American Expeditionary Force; DSC = Distinguished Service Cross; NA = National Army.

    Sonia will play a possible femme fatale and will take time out to serve as our DPL.




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      • Project Code: cvu9CTEW
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Thompson Buchanan) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_Buchanan
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 35
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1920
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        Keywords that describe the book: WW1, post-war, civilians

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Post by alanmapstone » August 29th, 2020, 9:50 am

Mr Lanham please.
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Post by jennlea » August 29th, 2020, 10:40 am

Florence looks fun! May I claim her part?
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » August 29th, 2020, 10:51 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_hart_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_hart_3_128kb.mp3

Here’s Zack Hart with his bulldog voice. No one tames down the Bulldog!

Oh look, here’s comes Mrs Smythe with a silken leash ... and she gets to answer the question posed by Hart in Act 2, namely:

Hart: “How well do you make love?”

Hark! Is that the sound of virtual pages being rapidly flipped? :lol:

Well, now those new to the Librivox DR troupe get to hear Kitty’s “breathy” voice...

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Post by Kitty » August 30th, 2020, 1:44 am

:shock: oh it's launched already ! Getting this on my DPL list and yes, I claim the femme fatale Mrs Smythe (thanks Chris, for nagging me enough to give in :lol: )

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » August 30th, 2020, 2:02 am

Kitty wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 1:44 am
yes, I claim the femme fatale Mrs Smythe (thanks Chris, for nagging me enough to give in :lol: )

Sonia
Actually, I think it was the FedEx-ed pitcher of margaritas that did the trick. :wink:

Now all we have to do is work out if you are a Mrs Smythe with a short "i" like "Smith" or the classier long "i" which makes "Smythe" rhyme with "tithe".

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Post by Kitty » August 30th, 2020, 5:12 am

ToddHW wrote:AEF = American Expeditionary Force; DSC = Distinguished Service Cross; NA = ??
I found that NA may mean "Naval Air" and checked what this could mean (sounded dubious to me). Seems like the navy also operates airforces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_aviation

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Post by ToddHW » August 30th, 2020, 5:39 am

Thank you. And I'll check on the Naval Air possibility....

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Post by Kitty » August 30th, 2020, 5:47 am

Something else while I'm PLing Chris' performance:

On p. 75 there is a part where "ALL - Ad lib." should be talking. (the first 4 lines) Now of course these sentences need not be spoken by all at the same time. Have you decided who should say what maybe and we could assign lines in the MW ? Or should I just ask them from everybody who is on stage at that point ?

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Post by Kitty » August 30th, 2020, 6:08 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Here’s Zack Hart with his bulldog voice. No one tames down the Bulldog!
the bulldog fell for Mrs Smythe hook, line and sinker in the third act :lol: they will spend the rest of their lives wondering who tricked who into submission.

it's a great performance, Chris :thumbs: Hart isn't the nicest of guys around though, a bit of a tough chappie, business-minded, ruthless. But he has a heart nevertheless, and tries to hide that fact under the gruff appearance. (you can't fool me :wink: )

Good I heard this before I start my recording, gives me a few ideas...

Act 3 is already PL ok.

2 small things for Act 2:

> for the voice credit we usually say "read by" instead of "played by" but that is a minor point

> at about 0:55: (p. 75) missed 4 ALL ad lib. lines: "Pleasant day.... (etc) ... I'm a Bolshevik myself". Todd will use some lines from each of the party, so please include them all so he has a choice.

> at about 11:14: (p. 93) missed ALL line: "Money, what money ?"

thanks, a brilliant first role in !

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » August 30th, 2020, 8:39 am

Kitty wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 5:47 am
Something else while I'm PLing Chris' performance:

On p. 75 there is a part where "ALL - Ad lib." should be talking. (the first 4 lines) Now of course these sentences need not be spoken by all at the same time. Have you decided who should say what maybe and we could assign lines in the MW ? Or should I just ask them from everybody who is on stage at that point ?

Sonia
If I get them from many people, I can decide when I edit what to use.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » August 30th, 2020, 9:53 am

ToddHW wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 8:39 am
If I get them from many people, I can decide when I edit what to use.
ok then I'll ask them of everybody and you can pick what you think is best. I'll edit Chris' PL notes then. Thanks

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 30th, 2020, 12:06 pm

Chris thinks I'd make a good Sam McGinnis, so who am I to refuse? I'd love to! :D
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