OPEN [PLAY]The Heir At Law by Colman - thw

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 8th, 2021, 10:10 pm

“The Heir At Law”, by George Colman the Younger (1762 - 1836)
Daniel Dowlas, a chandler from Gosport, transmogrified into a baron, naturally enough demands in what consists the mighty difference between drinking his tea out of a cup or a saucer? He has the good sense to feel his insufficiency; and, aspiring to shine as an orator, engages a professor to teach him culture.

Opposed to my lord stands my lady, Dowlas's wife, a full-blown hollyhock of the aristocracy of Mammon. She affects to amend her spouse's "cakelology", admits that an oath may now and then be suffered to garnish polite discourse, but then, it must be pronounced with an air to one's equals, and with a kind of careless condescension to menials.

Pangloss is a peripatetic farce — an LL.D. and A.S.S. of Aberdeen. Alternating between spouting Latin and Greek, and maximising his income, he attempts to make a silk-purse out of the sow's ear that is Daniel Dowlas, the new Baron Duberly. (Summary from the play's Remarks)
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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/atlawcomedyi00colmheirrich/page/n4/mode/1up

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  • Project Code: 6kUjPEmz
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Colman_the_Younger
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: comedy, play, 19th century, george_colman_the_younger

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Last edited by SonOfTheExiles on April 10th, 2021, 1:04 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 8th, 2021, 10:12 pm

Todd will be taking on the role of DOCTOR PANGLOSS and I will be doing DANIEL DOWLAS (alias Baron Duberly).

I am looking for both a DPL and an Assembler if possible.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by EltonTheSnowman » April 8th, 2021, 10:21 pm

I’d like to claim the role of Deborah Dowlas aka Lady Duberly :)
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Post by alanmapstone » April 8th, 2021, 11:36 pm

Can I read Zekial Homespun please?
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Post by ToddHW » April 9th, 2021, 4:25 am

I will also MC; setting up the MW shortly.

EDIT: Set up now. You will need a lot more sections, of course, but you can easily add them yourself. (It is only the power of Deleting sections that BC don't get and that MCs wield with vengeance.)

Thanks, Todd

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Post by wib66 » April 9th, 2021, 3:06 pm

Hi Happy to DPL and edit the final acts for you if you would like thanks

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 9th, 2021, 3:57 pm

wib66 wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Hi Happy to DPL and edit the final acts for you if you would like thanks
That'd be wonderful, Michele! :clap:

Many thanks,
Chris
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » April 9th, 2021, 4:04 pm

This looks like fun! Can I play Cicely Homespun?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 9th, 2021, 4:30 pm

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 4:04 pm
This looks like fun! Can I play Cicely Homespun?

Annie
You certainly may! Signing you up.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 10th, 2021, 7:39 pm

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Post by wib66 » April 11th, 2021, 1:41 am

Queued for PL


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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 12th, 2021, 5:32 pm

Wonderful, Annie, I can already hear Loretta Lynn singing... :clap:

"Well I like my lovin' done country style and this little girl would walk a country mile
To find her a good ole slow talkin' country boy I said a country boy
I'm about as old fashioned as I can be and I hope you're likin' what you see
Cause if you're lookin' at me you're lookin' at country…"


Queued for PL.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by lindapwebster » April 13th, 2021, 11:23 pm

May I please have Caroline Dormer?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 13th, 2021, 11:32 pm

lindapwebster wrote:
April 13th, 2021, 11:23 pm
May I please have Caroline Dormer?
You most certainly may, Linda! Signing you up.

Thanks,
Chris
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