OPEN[PLAY]The Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley - thw

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Post by ToddHW » October 14th, 2020, 8:49 am

The Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley (1743 - 1809).

The Beaux Stratagem, already in the Librivox catalog (https://librivox.org/beaux-stratagem-by-george-farquhar/), was written by George Farquhar in 1707. The Belle's Stratagem, "a Ladies response" to the Beaux Stratagem play with strong female characters, was written by Hannah Cowley in 1780.
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  • Since Wonder! is finishing, howsabout another domestic romp? After we did Beaux Stratagem I ran everything that Farquhar wrote; who knows - if ye all like this, I might have to do all of Cowley's.

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    Gender neutral casting as always. There are a number of small roles - people only in one act. I don't normally double cast but here you can take more than one single act role if you wish. (Not two in the same act - did I need to say that?)




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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47604
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      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: 2RlkiiWc
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Hannah Cowley) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Cowley
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Belle's_Stratagem
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 76
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1780
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: marriage strategy

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      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
      • Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of The Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end: End of Act [#]. At end of last act, also add: End of The Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley.

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        bellesstratagem_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



        Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
        • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » October 14th, 2020, 9:33 am

Since I played the part of Lady Touchwood in Congreve’s Double Dealer, I feel compelled to play her namesake in this play. Lady Frances Touchwood for me, please! :)
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Post by mleigh » October 14th, 2020, 10:43 am

Might I take on Miss Ogle (gotta love that name) in acts 2 and 5, sections 44 and 45)?

Thanks,

M

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2020, 10:47 am

putting this on my DPL list and getting reading to playing the honey trap. :lol:

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2020, 10:48 am

mleigh wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 10:43 am
Might I take on Miss Ogle (gotta love that name) in acts 2 and 5, sections 44 and 45)?
:mrgreen: yes one wonders what she does in her spare time LOL

thank you, you're signed up. Welcome aboard !

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Post by jennlea » October 14th, 2020, 10:49 am

May I claim Letitia Hardy?
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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2020, 10:50 am

jennlea wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 10:49 am
May I claim Letitia Hardy?
you may ! thanks, Jen !

Sonia


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Post by alanmapstone » October 14th, 2020, 11:41 am

Hardy please (where's Laurel?) :lol:
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Post by ToddHW » October 14th, 2020, 11:45 am

Thank you.

Back when this was writ, Laurel was only a tree or a piece of Greek headgear, methinks.

Todd

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 14th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Silvertongue please, Todd.

Oh, and don’t tell Lady Twombly that Joe’s back. :mrgreen:

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Post by ToddHW » October 14th, 2020, 12:58 pm

N-0-0-0-0-0!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 14th, 2020, 2:27 pm

Clearly the slang was different in the 18th Century or the play's text wouldn't have abbreviated Mrs Racket's name the way it did.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 14th, 2020, 8:58 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_silvertongue_2_128kb.mp3

Silvertongue & Co. Auctions
"No Names, No Pack-Drill"
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