COMPLETE [DRAMA] "Why Marry?" by Jesse Lynch Williams - dl

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Post by linny » March 11th, 2011, 4:47 pm

Why Marry? by Jesse Lynch Williams (1871-1929)

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/why-marry-by-jesse-lynch-williams/
Summary text: Why Marry? is a comedy, which "tells the truth about marriage". We find a family in the throes of proving the morality of marriage to a New Age Woman. Can the family defend marriage to this self-supporting girl? Will she be convinced that marriage is the ultimate sacredness of a relationship or will she hold to her perception that marriage is the basis of separating two lovers.

"Why Marry?" won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (Summary by Linette Geisel)
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    At the beginning: Act [#] of Why Marry?, by Jesse Lynch Williams. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.
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Post by linny » March 11th, 2011, 4:54 pm

Information transferred to the MW.
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Post by Availle » March 11th, 2011, 10:47 pm

Ooh, ooh! I LOVE it, you're wonderful, this is great!! Marry me!!

:? Never mind... :oops:

To be honest, I'm a bit scared of taking this one on as MC, as I have never done this, but I'm sure either Elizabeth or Arielle will be here soon...

I'm very happy to read the unmarriable Helen, though, thank you! :D
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Post by aradlaw » March 12th, 2011, 5:47 am

This looks like fun Linny, be right back with a MW :)
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Post by linny » March 12th, 2011, 6:41 am

David, thank you taking on this project. It did sound fun.

Ava, I'm glad to take BC the project for you. No proposal required. :lol: Enjoy Helen.

MW is up and ready. :clap:

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Post by wildemoose » March 12th, 2011, 6:42 am

David beat me to it! However, I can tell you that the reason the MW is all distorted is that someone used [] forum tags instead of <> HTML tags for the links. Putting a link in the magic window is as follows: <a href=" link "> Text you want to appear </a> but leave out the spaces.

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Post by linny » March 12th, 2011, 7:20 am

wildemoose wrote:David beat me to it! However, I can tell you that the reason the MW is all distorted is that someone used [] forum tags instead of <> HTML tags for the links. Putting a link in the magic window is as follows: <a href=" link "> Text you want to appear </a> but leave out the spaces.
oops :oops: I was in a hurry to get the MW filled in and then went to have breakfast without looking at it. Ah, well. It's all fixed now. Thanks.

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Post by linny » March 12th, 2011, 9:20 am

aradlaw wrote:This looks like fun Linny, be right back with a MW :)
David,
It looks like I only needed 18 sections. The Footman doesn't have any lines. :hmm:
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Post by musicalheart1 » March 12th, 2011, 12:41 pm

This looks great! Can I take on Jean, please?

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Post by aradlaw » March 12th, 2011, 1:00 pm

You got 18 lines Linny, but I had my eye on the Footman, guess I'll take the butler instead :P
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Post by reecedawg » March 12th, 2011, 2:22 pm

I'd be happy to read for Ernest, as earnestly as possible, of course. :)
"After the dazzle of day is gone,
Only the dark, dark night shows to my eyes the stars;
After the clangor of organ majestic, or chorus, or perfect band,
Silent, athwart my soul, moves the symphony true."
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Post by linny » March 12th, 2011, 3:06 pm

Musicalheart, David, & Matt
Thank you for taking on roles. I hope you enjoy the project.
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Post by Algy Pug » March 13th, 2011, 4:52 am

Hi Linny

As I understand divorce, can I read the role of the Judge?

I promised myself that I would not take on any more dramatic roles, but this one was too hard to resist.

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Post by Katine » March 13th, 2011, 5:43 am

Hi,

Can I do Lucy in this one. It looks like great fun.
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Post by dii » March 13th, 2011, 6:14 am

I'd read the Bachelor's niece if that's OK :)
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