This project is complete. Audio files can be found on our Librivox catalog page at https://librivox.org/parlor-matches-by-walter-ben-hare/This little comedy of society life has to do with the match-making proclivities of Mrs. Seltoon. Having arranged satisfactory matches for her two daughters, Mrs. Seltoon turns her attention to her niece, Gail Laurence, a girl just graduated from college. Mrs. Seltoon decides that the cousin of one of her daughters' fiances would make the perfect match for Gail. This cousin turns out to be a moving picture idol, who isn’t terribly fond of women, and who mistakes the new maid for Gail. In a series of mistaken identities, Gail announces she is engaged to Adrian Lee, the moving picture idol, to avoid the attentions of her intended match. She is clueless that he is actually the man Mrs. Seltoon is trying to set her up with. The love tilts between the daughters and their fiances, the dignity of Jorkes the butler, and the tendencies of Abigail Mullen, the maid with a college education, afford a well developed series of subsidiary plots. (Summary by The Author and Jenn Broda)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/parlormatcheseng00hare
All roles are gender neutral.
Parts DPL: jennlea
Final DPL: Kitty
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- Project Code: dmAeZShs
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://phoenixtheaterhistory.com/actors/walter-ben-hare/ (Walter Ben Hare)
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
- Number of sections (files) this project will have: 22
- Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy
Keywords that describe the book: comedy, matchmaking, mistaken identities
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
For individual roles:
Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence)."Character, read by your name."
For narration/stage directions:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
At the end of each file say:"Act # of Parlor Matches, by Walter Ben Hare. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of Act #."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Parlor Matches, by Walter Ben Hare."
For individual roles: parlormatches_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. parlormatches_romeo_1.mp3)
For final files: parlormatches_#_hare_128kb.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. parlormatches_1_hare_128kb.mp3)
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MC to select: toddhw
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