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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 18th, 2021, 12:49 am

“Brewster’s Millions”, by Winchell Smith (1871-1933) and Byron Ongley (1876–1915)

This classic play, based upon the novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon (1866 - 1928), is about a young man who must spend …dissipate, really ... a million dollars in order to inherit many millions more.

https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=SnMPAAAAQAAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&hl=en&redir_esc=y

I’ve wanted to do this play for some time, but have never been able to find a PD copy. A little tic-tac-ing with the Google Books people has resulted in this 1925 copy being switched to full-view. (Huzzah!)

If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the classic 1945 film adaptation can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laAjS1RaBac

A short summary of the premise can be found here in this clip from the 1980s film version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosFEzsLKiI
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Post by soupy » March 9th, 2021, 8:31 am

Six Plays by Robert Greene

Alphonsus, King of Arragon 3
A Looking-Glass for London and England 77
Orlando Furioso 165
Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay 223
James the Fourth 303
George-a-Greene, the Pinner of Wakefield 399

Robert Greene (1558–1592) was an English author popular in his day. He represents the Elizabethan age at its best and its worst.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Greene_(dramatist)

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55769

It might be interesting for some enthusiasts of drama

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Post by mightyfelix » March 9th, 2021, 3:18 pm

soupy wrote:
March 9th, 2021, 8:31 am
Six Plays by Robert Greene

Alphonsus, King of Arragon 3
A Looking-Glass for London and England 77
Orlando Furioso 165
Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay 223
James the Fourth 303
George-a-Greene, the Pinner of Wakefield 399

Robert Greene (1558–1592) was an English author popular in his day. He represents the Elizabethan age at its best and its worst.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Greene_(dramatist)

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55769

It might be interesting for some enthusiasts of drama

Craig
Thanks for this suggestion. I moved it to the Play Suggestions thread. :)

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Post by MManolakes » April 4th, 2021, 2:41 pm

Is the 1923 translation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac by Brian Hooker (1880-1946) in public domain? This is the translation in blank verse which is the one most people are familiar with -- it was the basis of the 1950 film. I know the Thomas-Guillemard translation was recorded several years ago for LV (before I joined the site, alas) but if the Hooker translation is available, I think it might become my next project.

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » April 4th, 2021, 7:38 pm

MManolakes wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Is the 1923 translation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac by Brian Hooker (1880-1946) in public domain? This is the translation in blank verse which is the one most people are familiar with -- it was the basis of the 1950 film. I know the Thomas-Guillemard translation was recorded several years ago for LV (before I joined the site, alas) but if the Hooker translation is available, I think it might become my next project.

Mike
It seems to be PD

https://onemorelibrary.com/index.php/en/books/literature/book/french-literature-135/cyrano-de-bergerac-157

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Post by TriciaG » April 5th, 2021, 4:36 am

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 7:38 pm
MManolakes wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Is the 1923 translation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac by Brian Hooker (1880-1946) in public domain? This is the translation in blank verse which is the one most people are familiar with -- it was the basis of the 1950 film. I know the Thomas-Guillemard translation was recorded several years ago for LV (before I joined the site, alas) but if the Hooker translation is available, I think it might become my next project.

Mike
It seems to be PD

https://onemorelibrary.com/index.php/en/books/literature/book/french-literature-135/cyrano-de-bergerac-157
For some reason, though, this specific test is licensed as CC BY-SA 4.0, so we wouldn't be able to use this one.

This one looks PD and accessible: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102695706
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Post by MManolakes » April 5th, 2021, 8:21 am

TriciaG wrote:
April 5th, 2021, 4:36 am
WendyKatzHiller wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 7:38 pm
MManolakes wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Is the 1923 translation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac by Brian Hooker (1880-1946) in public domain? This is the translation in blank verse which is the one most people are familiar with -- it was the basis of the 1950 film. I know the Thomas-Guillemard translation was recorded several years ago for LV (before I joined the site, alas) but if the Hooker translation is available, I think it might become my next project.

Mike
It seems to be PD

https://onemorelibrary.com/index.php/en/books/literature/book/french-literature-135/cyrano-de-bergerac-157
For some reason, though, this specific test is licensed as CC BY-SA 4.0, so we wouldn't be able to use this one.

This one looks PD and accessible: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102695706
Thanks, Tricia. Good to know.

Mike

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