[FULL] [DramReading] The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald-mtf

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benderca
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Post by benderca » January 1st, 2021, 7:02 pm

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940).

"The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan." (This summary is from Wikipedia, but I will write my own). ( Wikipedia)
All roles will be gender neutral.
Please read ONLY from the script links in the MW!


MC: Devorah Allen (mightyfelix)
BC: TJ Burns (benderca)
Parts-PL: TJ
Chapters-PL: Lynette (LCaulkins)
Narrator: TJ
Editor: TJ


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      Genres for the project: Historical Fiction; Romance

      Keywords that describe the book: literature, classics, American Literature, jazz age

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 1st, 2021, 7:58 pm

Hi TJ!

Great to see this classic getting the LibriVox DR treatment this soon and I'd love to be involved in some way. I'd love to play whichever of the male roles in this that are still open (as I'm assuming you'll be taking care of Nick as the narrator). :D
Tomas Peter

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Post by benderca » January 1st, 2021, 8:07 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 7:58 pm
Hi TJ!

Great to see this classic getting the LibriVox DR treatment this soon and I'd love to be involved in some way. I'd love to play whichever of the male roles in this that are still open (as I'm assuming you'll be taking care of Nick as the narrator). :D
Great to have you on board, Tomas!
Yes, my plan was to play Nick. How would you like to play Gatsby? You'd be fantastic! All the other male roles are also open. Cadastra will be playing Daisy.
But... if you really want to play Nick, I could be Jordan. That'd be fun for me too (and less work). But, for now... I'll reserve Gatsby for you. :D
(I've tried to script the book to have the narrator's part read by as many people as possible (so I've given lots of paraphrased sections and backstory explanations to the characters themselves, rather than to the narrator -- makes for more exciting drama).
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Post by benderca » January 1st, 2021, 8:16 pm

Main Characters:
Jay Gatsby (Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9)
Ambitious, idealistic, fabulously wealthy young man of humble origins, who hosts lavish parties and obsesses over his longtime love, Daisy.
Daisy Buchanan (Ch 1, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6, Ch 7)
Beautiful, mesmerizing, and rich. She enraptures men, especially Gatsby, with her diaphanous nature and sultry voice.
Jordan Baker (Ch 1, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9)
The ultimate party girl, professional golfer and the group’s resident cynic.
Tom Buchanan (Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 4, Ch 6, Ch 7)
Daisy’s brutal, arrogant, racist, sexist, and wealthy husband
Nick Carraway (Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9)
Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, often serves as a confidant for those with troubling secrets.

Supporting Characters:
George Wilson, Myrtle’s husband, the lifeless, exhausted owner of a run-down auto shop, (51 lines) Ch 2, Ch 7, Ch 8
Myrtle Wilson,, Tom’s lower class, married lover (39 lines) Ch 2, Ch 7
Catherine, Myrtle’s sister, worldly woman of about thirty (30 lines) Ch 2, Ch 9
Mr. McKee , Myrtle’s neighbor, (12 lines) Ch 2
Mrs. McKee, Myrtle’s neighbor (9 lines) Ch 2
Owl Eyes, eccentric, bespectacled drunk, (27 lines), Ch 3, Ch 9,
Meyer Wolfshiem, Gatsby's business associate and link to organized crime. (49 lines), Ch 4, Ch 9
Mr. Klipspringer, Gatsby’s boarder (18 lines), Ch 5, Ch 9
Mr. Gatz, Gatsby’s father, (19 lines), Ch 9
Police Officer , (17 lines), Ch 4, Ch 7, Ch 8
Michaelis, Wilson’s charitable neighbor, (19 lines), Ch 7, Ch 8
Mr. Sloane, Gatsby’s rich, snobby neighbor, (10 lines), Ch 6
Horse Woman, Gatsby’s rich neighbor on horseback, (8 lines), Ch 6
Stella, Wolfshiem’s assistant, (9 lines), Ch 9

Small Roles:
Nick’s Dad (2 lines), Ch 1,
Man 2 / Waiter / Doctor Civet (7 lines), Ch 1, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 6,
Dog Breeder (7 lines) Ch 2,
Gatsby’s Butler (Butler1) (11 lines), Ch 3, Ch 7, Ch 8
Tom’s Butler (Butler 2) (7 lines), Ch 7, Ch 9,
Girl 1 (16 lines), Ch 3, Ch 4
Lucille (8 lines), Ch 3, Ch 4
Orchestra Leader (5 lines), Ch 3,
Drunk Driver (7 lines), Ch 3,
Woman 1 (6 lines), Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 6, Ch 7,
Woman 2 / Motorist / Nurse (6 lines), Ch 3, Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8,
Woman 3 / Operator (5 lines), Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 9,
Miss Baedeker, drunk party guest, (4 lines), Ch 6
Dan Cody, Gatsby’s worldly mentor (5 lines), Ch 6
Slagle, another of Gatsby’s business associates from organized crime, (4 lines), Ch 9,
Pammy Buchanan (4 lines), Ch 7, Tom & Daisy’s daughter
Witness (3 lines), Ch 7,
Reporter (3 lines), Ch 6,
Conductor (2 lines), Ch 7,
Chauffeur (2 lines), Ch 8,
Gardener (2 lines), Ch 8,
Elevator Boy / Boy 1 (2 lines), Ch 2, Ch 8,
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Post by alanmapstone » January 1st, 2021, 8:30 pm

Hi TJ
I would very much like to read George Wilson.
A small role but an important one.
I think I can do the accent :hmm:
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Post by benderca » January 1st, 2021, 8:36 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:30 pm
Hi TJ
I would very much like to read George Wilson.
A small role but an important one.
I think I can do the accent :hmm:
Fantastic, Alan! It's actually not that small. And he does a lot of crying too, so get your tissues out... :lol:
(I have no doubt you can do the accent :D ).

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Post by jennlea » January 1st, 2021, 8:42 pm

Hi TJ!

I see Daisy is already spoken for. If you don't end up doing Jordon, I'd like to claim her :)
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 1st, 2021, 8:44 pm

benderca wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:07 pm
Yes, my plan was to play Nick. How would you like to play Gatsby? You'd be fantastic! All the other male roles are also open. Cadastra will be playing Daisy.
But... if you really want to play Nick, I could be Jordan. That'd be fun for me too (and less work). But, for now... I'll reserve Gatsby for you. :D
(I've tried to script the book to have the narrator's part read by as many people as possible (so I've given lots of paraphrased sections and backstory explanations to the characters themselves, rather than to the narrator -- makes for more exciting drama).
It'd be an honor to play Gatsby! I hope to do you proud. :mrgreen:
Tomas Peter

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Post by benderca » January 1st, 2021, 8:48 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:44 pm
benderca wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:07 pm
Yes, my plan was to play Nick. How would you like to play Gatsby? You'd be fantastic! All the other male roles are also open. Cadastra will be playing Daisy.
But... if you really want to play Nick, I could be Jordan. That'd be fun for me too (and less work). But, for now... I'll reserve Gatsby for you. :D
(I've tried to script the book to have the narrator's part read by as many people as possible (so I've given lots of paraphrased sections and backstory explanations to the characters themselves, rather than to the narrator -- makes for more exciting drama).
It'd be an honor to play Gatsby! I hope to do you proud. :mrgreen:
Yay! With a Gatsby of your caliber -- this will be a top-rate production! Thanks, Tomas!

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Post by benderca » January 1st, 2021, 8:49 pm

jennlea wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:42 pm
Hi TJ!

I see Daisy is already spoken for. If you don't end up doing Jordon, I'd like to claim her :)
Welcome, Jordan!

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Post by jennlea » January 1st, 2021, 9:00 pm

benderca wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:49 pm
Welcome, Jordan!
Thank you! Looking forward to it!
-Jenn B.
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Post by mightyfelix » January 1st, 2021, 9:13 pm

Wow, lots of excitement building, as expected. I'll admit, when I read this book in high school, I hated it. When I read it again 6 or 8 years ago, I still disliked it, although I could kind of see what others saw in it. I'm not sure I'll ever really like it...

However, I'm totally willing to MC for you. :D I do need to see the text you're using, though. The link you have here is to The Story Girl. :wink:

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Post by silverquill » January 1st, 2021, 9:32 pm

Well, since we both went to that school in New Haven, I'd be willing to take on Tom, if you think I'll fit. Sounds like you're lining up a great cast.
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Post by reecedawg » January 1st, 2021, 10:55 pm

I would love to read for Owl Eyes, please and thanks!
"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 retroindiereader » January 1st, 2021, 11:45 pm

Could I read for Mr. Gatz?
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