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The Third Violet by Stephen Crane, by Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900)
The Third Violet is, in almost every respect, a stark departure from Stephen Crane's previous novels: a light, frothy, summertime tale of love, class, and art. Told extensively through incidental dialogue and minor incident, Crane's novel gives us a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the burgeoning romance between temperamental artist Billie Hawker and Grace Fanhall, an upper-class woman who is continually flummoxed by her would-be suitor's "ridiculousness." Through their courtship, Crane probes into the cavernous gulf that exists between men and women, rural and urban communities, and the bourgeois and bohemian classes. (Summary by ChuckW)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19593
To access character descriptions and color-coded versions of each chapter, please click on this link. Please read from these documents when recording your lines... and let me know if I've made any errors. Thanks again!
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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: DwQnOHcs
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Crane (Stephen Crane)
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 157
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
  • Original publication date (if known): 1896
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Genres for the project: Romance

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Last edited by ChuckW on February 6th, 2024, 2:36 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Post by ChuckW »

Okay, fun fact: I was going to read this as a solo project many moons ago, but decided against that since... um... this novel is about 70% dialogue?

So I've decided to launch it as a dramatic reading instead. I'm still reading the narration, but all other roles are available. I was going to wait until Social War of 1900 was in the catalogue, but... I got impatient. Haha.

Color-coded chapters and character descriptions can be found HERE.

Okay... I'm gonna go to bed now, so if you reply to this thread... I won't see it for a while. :lol:

Characters
Large-to-Medium Roles
Will require a considerable time commitment

Billie Hawker (M)
A self-conscious, somewhat irascible artist from a small, rural town. In love with Grace. Our main character.
Read by: GregGiordano
Appears in: 1-15, 17-18, 21-29, 32-33

Grace Fanhall (F)
A high society woman vacationing at Hawker’s rustic hometown. Continually flummoxed by Billie, who struggles with expressing his feelings for her.
Read by: brownrottger
Appears in: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 29, 33


George Hollanden (M)
Hawker’s sarcastic writer friend, with whom he has a combative relationship. Obviously Crane’s favorite character.
Read by: Beeswaxcandle
Appears in: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 25, 27, 28, 32


Florinda (F)
A model and Hawker’s muse. Has unrequited feelings for Hawker.
Read by:
Appears in: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

Wrinkles (M)
One of Hawker’s bohemian friends. Comic relief. Frequently speaks in tandem with his flatmates, either in a cluster of voices or in unison.
Read by:
Appears in: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30

Pennoyer (M)
One of Hawker’s bohemian friends. Comic relief. Frequently speaks in tandem with his flatmates, either in a cluster of voices or in unison. CAUTION: uses the n-word at one point (in a song… which you can just recite).
Read by:
Appears in: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

Great Grief (M)
One of Hawker’s bohemian friends. Comic relief. Frequently speaks in tandem with his flatmates. Sings a bit (just chant/recite this).
Read by: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30
Appears in:

John Hawker (M)
Hawker’s father. A small-town farmer. A “salt of the earth” character.
Read by: ToddHW
Appears in: 2, 11, 14, 18


Mother Hawker (F)
Hawker’s mother. Worries about her son a lot.
Read by:
Appears in: 2, 11, 18

Younger Hawker Sister (Mary) (F)
Hawker’s sister. Often speaks in tandem with her sister.
Read by:
Appears in: 2, 11, 14, 18

Elder Hawker Sister (F)
Hawker’s sister. Often speaks in tandem with her sister. Doesn’t seem to be named within the body of the text.
Read by:
Appears in: 2, 11, 18

Elder Worcester Girl (F)
A girl vacationing at the inn. Spends most of her time talking to Hollanden. Often speaks in unison with her sister. Doesn’t seem to be named within the body of the text. Why did Crane only do this with the older sisters?
Read by:
Appears in: 5, 10, 12, 14, 17

Younger Worcester Girl (Milicent) (F)
A girl vacationing at the inn. Spends most of her time talking to Hollanden. Often speaks in unison with her sister.
Read by: Ambsweet13
Appears in: 5, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17


Narration
Self-explanatory.
Read by: ChuckW
Appears in: 1-33

Small Roles
Requires a very small time commitment. Please feel free to take multiple roles, provided the characters selected don’t appear in the same chapter.

Stagecoach Driver (M)
Converses mostly in shouts and yells.
Read by:
Appears in: 1

Mr. Oglethorpe (M)
Hawker’s romantic rival. A stand-up guy.
Read by: Salvationist
Appears in: 17


Roger (M)
A little boy Hawker meets in Chapter 1.
Read by:
Appears in: 1

Roger’s Mother (F)
Protective of Roger. One line.
Read by:
Appears in: 1

Nursemaid (F)
Also protective of Roger. One line.
Read by:
Appears in: 1

Mrs. Truscot (F)
A snooty, middle-aged gossiper.
Read by:
Appears in: 12, 15

Purple Sanderson (M)
An artist
Read by:
Appears in: 20, 24

Gossiper 2 (F)
A nameless gossiper
Read by:
Appears in: 20

Gossiper 3 (F)
A nameless gossiper
Read by:
Appears in: 20

Gossiper 4 (F)
A nameless gossiper
Read by:
Appears in: 20

Gossiper 5 (F)
A nameless gossiper
Read by:
Appears in: 20

Cashier (M)
One line
Read by:
Appears in: 25

Lucian Pontiac (M)
An artist acquaintance of Hawker and Hollanden.
Read by:
Appears in: 25

Extra Voices (two volunteers)
Random utterances
Read by:
Appears in: 9, 27
Last edited by ChuckW on April 6th, 2023, 6:01 am, edited 3 times in total.
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I'll MC this.

Thanks, Todd
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ToddHW wrote: April 3rd, 2023, 9:14 am I'll MC this.

Thanks, Todd
Thanks Todd!
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May I read Mr. Oglethorpe?
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Salvationist wrote: April 3rd, 2023, 9:34 am May I read Mr. Oglethorpe?
That would be great, thank you. :-)

Although... uh... the MW might take a while to populate, so the claim won't be represented in this space for a couple of hours.
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May I read John Hawker?

Thanks, Todd
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Post by ChuckW »

OOOOOOF. That was the craziest dang MW I've ever had to put together. :lol: :lol: :lol:

But we're done... ready for volunteers.
ToddHW wrote: April 3rd, 2023, 2:13 pm May I read John Hawker?

Thanks, Todd
Of course! Thanks Todd!
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Uploaded recordings for narration for Chapters 1-4.
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Post by Beeswaxcandle »

George Hollanden, please.
"Just because you can doesn't mean you should"—my first law of life.
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Beeswaxcandle wrote: April 4th, 2023, 10:43 am George Hollanden, please.
Congrats, you just snatched the best role in the book. :lol:

Thanks!
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I would like to perform Grace Fanhall please. I am heading for rotator cuff surgery and will have lots of still time.
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brownrottger wrote: April 5th, 2023, 7:06 am I would like to perform Grace Fanhall please. I am heading for rotator cuff surgery and will have lots of still time.
Christine
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that, Christine! Hopefully the healing/rehab process will be relatively routine?

On the plus side, I'm glad you're able to volunteer. Thank you!
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ChuckW wrote: April 5th, 2023, 8:44 am
brownrottger wrote: April 5th, 2023, 7:06 am I would like to perform Grace Fanhall please. I am heading for rotator cuff surgery and will have lots of still time.
Christine
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that, Christine! Hopefully the healing/rehab process will be relatively routine?

On the plus side, I'm glad you're able to volunteer. Thank you!
8 weeks of nothing; whereas I am used to weighlifting and swimming. Hoping it will be easier since I have kept active.
Thanks!
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Post by ChuckW »

brownrottger wrote: April 5th, 2023, 10:24 am
ChuckW wrote: April 5th, 2023, 8:44 am
brownrottger wrote: April 5th, 2023, 7:06 am I would like to perform Grace Fanhall please. I am heading for rotator cuff surgery and will have lots of still time.
Christine
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that, Christine! Hopefully the healing/rehab process will be relatively routine?

On the plus side, I'm glad you're able to volunteer. Thank you!
8 weeks of nothing; whereas I am used to weighlifting and swimming. Hoping it will be easier since I have kept active.
Thanks!
Christine
Ooooof. I sympathize. I'm a pretty avid runner and would probably go crazy if someone told me to sit around and do nothing for eight weeks. Hope you make the best of it!
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