OPEN[PLAY]A Country Mouse, by Arthur Law - thw

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 9th, 2021, 11:47 pm

"A Country Mouse", by Arthur Law (1844 - 1913)
You could be forgiven upon reading that title, not to mention auditing the opening scene, for thinking that this is a play of a simple country girl fallen among aristocratic Victorian-era swingers in the big city.

But this Country Mouse is anything but innocent.

(Summary by Son of the Exiles)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/acountrymouseas00lawgoog/page/n7/mode/1up

Deadline: Please submit your recording within 2 months of placing your claim. If you cannot complete the recording within this time, please post in the thread to relinquish your claim or to ask the BC for an extension. If your recording is not completed by the deadline, your claim may be reassigned at the BC's discretion.

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  • Project Code: 5c8YKDHZ
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Law_(playwright) (Arthur Law)
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  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 30
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: comedy, play

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Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

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"Act # of "A Country Mouse", by Arthur Law. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
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"End of "A Country Mouse" , by Arthur Law."
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Filename:
For individual roles: countrymouse_role_#.mp3 where # is the act number. (e.g. countrymouse_romeo_1.mp3)
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Last edited by SonOfTheExiles on May 16th, 2021, 7:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Heir At Law It Pays Brewster's Millions Intimate Strangers Captain Jinks Country Mouse A Night Off Mollentrave on Women

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 9th, 2021, 11:48 pm

The Duke of St. Kitts (aged 65) 1-2-3 alanmapstone
Lord Robert Wyckham (aged 30) 1-2-3 Open
John Bowlby, M.P. (aged 36) 1-3 ToddHW
The Hon. Archibald Vyse (aged 28) 1-2-3 Open
Jephcot (a butler, aged 60) 1 Open
Lady Sylvia Bowlby (aged 26) 1-2-3 EltonTheSnowman
Violet Aynsley (aged 24) 1-2-3 jennlea
Angela Muir (aged 18) 1-2-3 benderca
Mrs. Cropper (aged 50) 3 WendyKatzHiller
Manservant - 2 Open
Stage Directions 1-2-3 wib66

DPL and an Editor/Assembler - wib66

TJ (benderca) will be providing the voice of the Country Mouse (Angela Muir) … but wherever in the Wide Wide World of Librivox will we find anyone to play the required shameless hedonists of this production? :mrgreen:
Last edited by SonOfTheExiles on May 16th, 2021, 7:10 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Post by alanmapstone » May 10th, 2021, 12:47 am

Hi Chris
I suppose I should act my age and play the Duke, although he is a young man by my standards 😺
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 10th, 2021, 12:52 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 12:47 am
Hi Chris
I suppose I should act my age and play the Duke, although he is a young man by my standards 😺
Given who the Duke marries in the final scene, it would seem that while there may be snow on the roof, there's still a fire in the hearth. :wink:

Signing you up.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by EltonTheSnowman » May 10th, 2021, 4:16 am

Hi Chris, I’d like to claim Lady Sylvia Bowlby. :)
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Post by jennlea » May 10th, 2021, 5:15 am

Hi Chris! May I claim Violet?
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Post by ToddHW » May 10th, 2021, 9:03 am

I will MC and set up the MW for you.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » May 10th, 2021, 9:20 am

MW open.

May I play John Bowlby, M.P.?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 10th, 2021, 2:06 pm

MW populated, and all claims to date assigned.

Welcome aboard everyone!

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by ToddHW » May 10th, 2021, 2:48 pm

Moving over to Dramatic Works.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » May 10th, 2021, 3:35 pm

Could I please claim Mrs. Cropper?

Thanks,
Wendy

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 10th, 2021, 4:54 pm

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Could I please claim Mrs. Cropper?

Thanks,
Wendy
Thank you, Wendy, signing you up!

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by wib66 » May 15th, 2021, 5:26 am

I would like to DPL and edit on this project please. Would I also be able to read the stage directions. Of course would need someone to PL them for me thanks

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Post by ToddHW » May 15th, 2021, 5:40 am

On Chris's behalf, many thank yous!

Todd

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