OPEN[PLAY]Summer Boarders by Josephine Van Tassel Bruorton - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 26th, 2020, 10:12 am

Summer Boarders; or The Great Jewel Mystery by Josephine Van Tassel Bruorton ( - ).

A rich widow or two. An owner of 1000 acres of fine land. An heiress to the 1000 acres. Nefarious visitors of various sorts after the land, jewels, or whatever else they can get. Meddlers and neighbors. Faithful retainers and stalwart protectors. Comedy abounds. ( ToddHW)
  • With Miss Buzby's Boarders ready to pack up and enter our catalog shortly, howsabout some more boarders? Summer boarders, this time. And instead of a big city boarding house, let's go out to the country for some fallderoll....

    Gender neutral, of course.

    Mightyfelix will try to corral all the errant steers and strangers as our DPL. Being a rich widow, she may not use a six gun, but I bet she can handle a lariat real good now, so watch your step.

    NOTE: I think that author Josephine died in 1950, but until I can prove that, this play should be thought of as only PD in the US.


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      • Project Code: Y9UzW1uq
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Josephine Van Tassel Bruorton) : n/a
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 57
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: jewel robbery

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        Submit one file per act.
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        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of Summer Boarders; or The Great Jewel Mystery, by Josephine Van Tassel Bruorton. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end: End of Act [#].

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 26th, 2020, 10:55 am

Ah, I love roles with big hammy accents, so Count de Musset would be a lot of fun for me :D
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Post by ToddHW » December 26th, 2020, 11:15 am

Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » December 26th, 2020, 2:19 pm

Of course. Does Jasmin have an ID I can use for the claims?

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Post by jennlea » December 26th, 2020, 4:20 pm

May I claim Arvilla?
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Post by ToddHW » December 26th, 2020, 5:44 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kalamareader » December 26th, 2020, 8:15 pm

Hi Todd,

I seems that I don't have enough to do. :lol: :shock: .

How about J.R. Ewing, er I mean Joshua Wicks?

Thanks,

Wayne
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Post by ToddHW » December 26th, 2020, 8:21 pm

Thank you.

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Post by thestorygirl » December 28th, 2020, 10:38 am

Could I play Pansy Pratt?

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Post by ToddHW » December 28th, 2020, 10:55 am

Thank you.

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Post by WhiskeySong » December 31st, 2020, 12:45 am

I'd like to play Mrs Schultz pleaze... :)
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Post by ToddHW » December 31st, 2020, 4:35 am

WhiskeySong wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 12:45 am
I'd like to play Mrs Schultz pleaze... :)
Thank you, welcome to Librivox, and more specifically to the drama forum. I see you have done the One Minute Test so we know your equipment is all set up properly. Did you also get the addiction warning?

Most of how things work is the same everywhere at Librivox, but there are a few special things about drams. Here is a short summary for the important special rules in drama:

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file using the words in the MW, which for your role should be: "Mrs. Peter Schultz, owner of many jewels, read by XXXX" (whatever you use for your reader name)

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. Also include any "All" lines while your character is on stage. For a big role it may be good to read the entire play to get into character, but at least it would be good to read a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role.

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [whines], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting.

4) You prepare and upload a separate file for each Act that your character is in. (Note - the section numbers change as I move stuff around on the MW, so remember character name, not section numbers.) Your file will be proof-listened, and you may receive some notes on corrections and their time locations in your file. These will be posted in the forum and show in the Magic Window marked as "See PL Notes" - please cut corrections into your file to update it (don't re=record the entire thing! that makes more work for everyone and risks new errors) and upload a new file (SAME NAME) in a reasonable time - like before your voice and equipment setup change and everything sounds different!

5) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 4-5 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 4-5 seconds of pause there, because our editor (me) later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his (my) master file and it's helpful if he (me) has enough space to fiddle with

That's it, I think. Just have fun acting out. And post any questions here.

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Post by WhiskeySong » December 31st, 2020, 11:04 am

Thanx! Will do! 8-)
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Post by Kalamareader » December 31st, 2020, 2:28 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
December 26th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Hi Todd,

I seems that I don't have enough to do. :lol: :shock: .

How about J.R. Ewing, er I mean Joshua Wicks?

Thanks,

Wayne
Todd,

Well, here is the old, gruff, opinionated, wise, thoughtful and kind Joshua Wicks:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/summerboarders_josh_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/summerboarders_josh_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/summerboarders_josh_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/summerboarders_josh_4_128kb.mp3

Wayne
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