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Post by ToddHW » February 2nd, 2021, 5:40 pm

Civil Service by Walter Ben Hare (1880 - 1950).

Subtitled "An American Drama in Three Acts. A Play with a Punch." "A comedy drama of American life depicting the joys and sorrows, the heartaches and struggles and temptations of a small group of government employees working in a post office in a small city in the middle west. There is the stern inspector, the officious postmaster, the busybody mail clerk, the ambitious young clerk..., the kind hearted old man who carries the rural route, the raw recruit and the noble hearted, plucky little stamp clerk, who bravely stifles her own feelings and lives for the advancement of her friends."
(The Author)
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    We are running another play of his - Sunshine - and since it is all full up, here is another. I could not resist when I saw "The Plucky Little Stamp Clerk" in the cast list.

    Gender neutral casting, of course.

    DPL will be provided by A Lady of Importance - aka benderca - who everyone must always listen to becuz she is, well, important.




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      • Project Code: zuoQnTvG
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Walter Ben Hare) : http://phoenixtheaterhistory.com/actors/walter-ben-hare/
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 33
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1915
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: postal service, robbery

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Post by Availle » February 2nd, 2021, 5:58 pm

This is not well set up... Obviously "busybody mail clerk" should be a female role. :twisted:

But I'm happy to read "plucky little stamp clerk" :D
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Post by ToddHW » February 2nd, 2021, 6:39 pm

Thank you. But this is cast gender neutral so busybody - or the plucky mail clerk - could be either sex....

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 2nd, 2021, 7:00 pm

Can I take the postmaster's daughter?

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Post by jennlea » February 2nd, 2021, 7:19 pm

May I claim Birdie?
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 3rd, 2021, 2:05 am

The Inspector please, Todd.

Why do I feel as though this "plucky little stamp clerk" is eyeing me with a view to applying a strategic Kendo blow? :shock:

Well, okay, just so long as there is learning and instruction in it. :wink:

Cheers,
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 3rd, 2021, 2:22 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 2:05 am
Why do I feel as though this "plucky little stamp clerk" is eyeing me with a view to applying a strategic Kendo blow? :shock:
:hmm: Maybe I won't mention that I'm a black belt in Aikido... Chris might be scared of little ol' me...

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 3rd, 2021, 2:54 am

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 2:22 am
SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 2:05 am
Why do I feel as though this "plucky little stamp clerk" is eyeing me with a view to applying a strategic Kendo blow? :shock:
:hmm: Maybe I won't mention that I'm a black belt in Aikido... Chris might be scared of little ol' me...

Annie
You can't scare me, Annie ... I drove a charter bus in Sydney for the Welsh International Rugby supporters! :lol:

Nothing breaks up a fight in the back seats faster than stopping the bus, advancing on the combatants with blood in your eye, and then halting and commencing to sing "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau". :wink:

The boyos stopped going the knuckle on one another, and to a man stood up and joined in. Automatically dividing up the parts into four-part harmony.

Gotta love the Cymry.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 3rd, 2021, 3:14 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 2:54 am
You can't scare me, Annie ... I drove a charter bus in Sydney for the Welsh International Rugby supporters! :lol:

Nothing breaks up a fight in the back seats faster than stopping the bus, advancing on the combatants with blood in your eye, and then halting and commencing to sing "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau". :wink:

The boyos stopped going the knuckle on one another, and to a man stood up and joined in. Automatically dividing up the parts into four-part harmony.

Gotta love the Cymry.

Cheers,
Chris
LMAO! That would have been a sight! But I find that a 5' girl who can throw a grown man (the bigger the better) across a room tends to terrify some people... :wink:

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Post by ToddHW » February 3rd, 2021, 7:10 am

Now children, behave! This is an audio performance. You can throw your voice all you want but combat visuals just do not communicate to our beloved audience.

Thank you all, Todd

(Still looking for a DPL as we head over to the Dramatic Works forum.)


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Post by ToddHW » February 3rd, 2021, 7:57 am

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » February 3rd, 2021, 9:01 am

Goldie Wex please 😺
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Post by ToddHW » February 3rd, 2021, 10:10 am

Thank you.

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Post by ksb013 » February 11th, 2021, 2:13 am

Might I read The Mailing Clerk, Simpson Peavy?

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