[COMPLETE]Within and Without by George MacDonald-mtf

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Within and Without: A Dramatic Poem, by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/within-and-without-by-george-macdonald/
Brother Julian became a monk because he thought that was how he would find God. But now, feeling further away from God than ever and rejected by his brother monks, he decides to break his monk's vows and re-enter into the world and the complicated relationships it holds.

This dramatic poem was MacDonald's first published work. While it was not a financial success, it is interesting to a student or fan of MacDonald, because it explores themes and ideas that would continue to characterize his work later in life. (Summary by Devorah Allen)

(Readers, please see second post, below, for specifics about claiming and organization in this project.)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9543

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Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Poetry/Narratives

Keywords that describe the book: relationships, death, marriage, dramatic poem, monk, monastery, life after death

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Post by mightyfelix »

I will narrate and edit this DR. I will also PL parts, but I need a volunteer to PL the final edited sections.

I would like for some of the roles in this play to be gender specific, but not all of them. I have indicated this in the MW by using M/F/N in the notes field. The only roles that may not be double cast are Julian, Lilia, and Lily. This is indicated by an asterisk next to their name. If you are reading anything else, you may pick up multiple roles, as long as they are not in the same section. I may later on reconsider this on a case-by-case basis (as well as making more roles gender neutral if needed), but I would like to stick to this scheme for initial claims.

Part 4 is very long and will need to be split into two sections. However, for simplicity's sake, please record all of your part 4 lines in the same recording. I'll put them where they need to go when I edit.

Thank you! I look forward to getting to know this poem very well over the coming year-ish! 8-)

EDIT: Oh, forgot to mention, many characters have songs at various points in the play. Generally speaking, I would like these songs read as poetry rather than sung. But if you really want to sing, let's talk! :D
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Post by alanmapstone »

Hi Devorah
This looks like an intriguing work :wink:
Can I put in an early claim for Brother Stephen?
We can discuss later how to organise the songs.
Alan
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alanmapstone wrote: January 8th, 2023, 8:29 pm Hi Devorah
This looks like an intriguing work :wink:
Can I put in an early claim for Brother Stephen?
We can discuss later how to organise the songs.
I thought you would like him. :D You're in!
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Post by silverquill »

Tremendous!

I've taken some time to peruse this, and it is full of pathos, delving into some deep places of the heart and soul.

I would like to undertake the role of Julian, if you would approve. What a range if thought and emotion to express!
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Post by mightyfelix »

Wonderful! :clap:

I was wondering who would be intrepid enough to be our Julian! He has quite a lot to say.

I had a hunch you would show up here before too long. Happy to have you. :D
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Post by redrun »

And if I may, I'd like to take the role of Brother Robert, in his struggle between a kind heart and a harsh imperative. :cry:
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redrun wrote: January 8th, 2023, 9:48 pm And if I may, I'd like to take the role of Brother Robert, in his struggle between a kind heart and a harsh imperative. :cry:
He is a great character. You're in!
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Post by svonb002 »

Hello. May I claim the role of the Abbot?
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svonb002 wrote: January 8th, 2023, 10:50 pm Hello. May I claim the role of the Abbot?
Sure thing, thank you!
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Post by Salvationist »

This is a great idea for a DR, Devorah! May I read the second servant?
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Salvationist wrote: January 9th, 2023, 3:26 am This is a great idea for a DR, Devorah! May I read the second servant?
You're in! Let me know if you want another role.
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Post by mightyfelix »

Moving to Readers Wanted.
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Post by GregGiordano »

May I claim Lord Seaford?

Thank you!

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You're in, thanks! :D
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