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Post by ToddHW » October 7th, 2014, 4:47 pm

The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar (1677 - 1707).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-recruiting-officer-by-george-farquhar/

The author was himself a recruiting officer, and possibly gathered all the materials for this play on the very spot where he has placed his scene—Shrewsbury. He has dedicated the piece "to all friends round the Wrekin," and has thanked the inhabitants of the town for that cheerful hospitality, which made, he adds, "the recruiting service, to some men the greatest fatigue on earth, to me the greatest pleasure in the world."

The life of Farquhar was full of adventures.—As a student, he was expelled from the college of Dublin, for adventuring profane wit upon a sacred theme, given to him by his tutor for his exercise. As an actor, he forsook the stage in grief and horror, on having unknowingly made use of a real sword, instead of a counterfeit one, by which he wounded a brother performer, with whom he had to fence in a tragedy, nearly to the loss of his life.

As a dramatic writer, Farquhar was eminently successful; and in his military capacity, he was ever honoured and beloved—whether fighting with a great army in Flanders, or recruiting with a small party in Shropshire.

(Mrs Inchbald (In preface to the publication))
I enjoyed Farquhar's "The Beaux Stratagem" so much that here is another of his plays!
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Post by ToddHW » October 7th, 2014, 4:54 pm

Elizabby claims Sylvia, daughter to Justice Balance.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 7th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Todd,
Do you need an MC?
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Post by ToddHW » October 7th, 2014, 5:03 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:Todd,
Do you need an MC?
MaryAnn
I would love that!

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Post by DSayers » October 7th, 2014, 6:02 pm

Can I claim Plume or Brazen?
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Post by ToddHW » October 7th, 2014, 6:04 pm

DSayers wrote:Can I claim a Plume?

Denny
Certainly. Here is the cast list: (Assignments not kept up to date - see the MW!)

Captain Plume, Recruiting Officer
Serjeant Kite
Captain Brazen, Recruiting Officer - DSayers
Costar Pearmain, recruit
Thomas Appletree, recruit
Justice Balance
Sylvia, daughter to Justice balance - Elizabby
Justice Scale
Justice Scruple
Mr Worthy, a gentleman of Shropshire - silverquill
Melinda, a Lady of Fortune - Availle
Lucy, Melinda's Maid
Rose, a Country Wench
Bullock, a Country Clown
Servant
Steward
Wife
Woman
Welsh Collier
Constable

Narrator

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Post by Availle » October 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm

See Todd, if you did your own MW, you could start filling it already... :mrgreen:

I prefer not to preclaim roles before the MW is up, but I can't resist "A Lady of Fortune". The distinction alone sounds interesting :wink:
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 7th, 2014, 7:05 pm

OK Todd, your MW is up. I take it you know how to fill it in using the new system developed by . . . well . . . by you. :wink:

What is your plan for PLing and Editing?

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Post by silverquill » October 7th, 2014, 7:33 pm

Okay, I'll toss in my hat for an pre-release part. I'm hungry for a little drama.
Could I read Mr. Worthy?
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Post by ToddHW » October 7th, 2014, 7:51 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:OK Todd, your MW is up. I take it you know how to fill it in using the new system developed by . . . well . . . by you. :wink:

What is your plan for PLing and Editing?

MaryAnn
I need a DPL. I will be editing.

Thanks for the MW! Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » October 7th, 2014, 10:55 pm

May I read Bullock. I might even manage a Shropshire accent.
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Post by ToddHW » October 8th, 2014, 3:28 am

alanmapstone wrote:May I read Bullock. I might even manage a Shropshire accent.
I look forward to hearing what a Shropshire accent sounds like!

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 8th, 2014, 4:56 am

ToddHW wrote:I need a DPL. I will be editing.
Tilde added to thread title, moving over to Readers Wanted!
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Post by Kristingj » October 9th, 2014, 1:38 am

Could I please claim Rose?

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Post by ToddHW » October 9th, 2014, 3:32 am

Kristingj wrote:Could I please claim Rose?
Yes, thank you!

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