COMPLETE[PLAY]The Times by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 3rd, 2020, 8:08 am

The Times by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

Percy Egerton-Bompas, M.P., and Mrs Bompas have secrets in their family. Which promise grave difficulties as they try to marry off their daughter. To say nothing of the potential political implications to a promising career.... A comedy. Which, with Pinero, does not preclude serious topics being seriously addressed.
( ToddHW)
  • With The Weaker Sex almost complete, thought I'd put up another Pinero for your enjoyment.

    Kitty will take time off from the effort to get her Mrs. Egerton-Bompas's daughter Beryl married to provide charming DPL to all your lines. Maybe she'll invite you to tea.

    Gender neutral.

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      • Project Code: kOjLlnNS
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) :
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 58
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1891

        Genres for the project: Plays

        Keywords that describe the book: politics, scandel

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » December 3rd, 2020, 8:50 am

Timothy McShane please!
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Post by silverquill » December 3rd, 2020, 10:41 am

The stage directions here don't seem to be as extensive as some of Pinero plays I've done, so I'd be glad to take these.
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Post by Kitty » December 3rd, 2020, 11:15 am

signing up as DPL as well as Mrs Egerton-Bompas (can't get used to that name :roll: )

Please join us all in our March clean-up event.
Let's bring those projects to a close. :9:

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Post by thestorygirl » December 3rd, 2020, 12:58 pm

May I play Beryl?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 3rd, 2020, 2:47 pm

Kitty wrote:
December 3rd, 2020, 11:15 am
Egerton-Bompas (can't get used to that name :roll: )

“Lady Bump-ass” ... didn’t she have a hit song and a novelty-dance back in the 1970s?

Well, who wouldn’t want to be her butler, so you can put me down for Jelf please Todd.

I can just imagine the dialogue...

Butler: You have a soirée this evening, Ma’am.

Lady Bump-ass: Should I dress?

Butler: Well of course, Ma’am. We don’t want the cops!

"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

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Post by ToddHW » December 3rd, 2020, 3:18 pm

Thank you.

Actually, Jelf is more talkative than the usual butler role. Not, perhaps, as familiar as your dialog though.

(Now in my role as the trusted advisor, I get to call the Egerton-Bompases "Mr and Mrs E-B". Avoiding the potentially rude sound of the real name....)

Thanks, Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 3rd, 2020, 3:55 pm

Very difficult to resist a Pinero, so I'd like to play Denham!
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Post by jennlea » December 3rd, 2020, 8:36 pm

May I claim Miss Cazalet?
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Post by adrianstephens » December 7th, 2020, 1:01 am

Could I play Percy Egerton-Bompas?
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction.
Part 15: Case Study (Poem)
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading)

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