OPEN[PLAY]A Woman's Way by Buchanan - thw

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Post by ToddHW » February 4th, 2021, 8:08 am

A Woman's Way, by Thompson Buchanan (1877 - 1937)
"A Woman's Way" belongs to a class of comedy curiously rare on our native stage in recent seasons, the comedy of smart people, with a flavor of character study to give it dignity." <BR><BR>"In this comedy, it is "inevitable" that the wife and the other woman should meet in the presence of the husband, and that they should come to open grapple under the very eyes of the audience. The joy of [Buchanan's] comedy, of course, in no small measure is due to the fact that the other woman is not at all the sort of antagonist the wife expected; that she is, in fact, charming, with worldly poise equal to the occasion."

(Summary by Walter Prichard Eaton, 1915)
Here's another Buchanan to go along with the recently cataloged Civilian Clothes.

Gender neutral casting.

And our DPL will be the fabulous Kitty. Who gets to say that immortal line: "General Livingstone, I presume!" while I get to say, with perhaps more fear and trepidation, "Mrs. Livingstone, you presume!"


Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/cu31924022306660/page/n3/mode/2up

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  • Project Code: wZrtxFWH
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_Buchanan (Thompson Buchanan)
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama

Keywords that describe the book: other woman

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Post by ToddHW » February 4th, 2021, 8:09 am

Woo hoo! Love the new template! Thank you, thank you!

Love to have a DPL....

Todd

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Post by jennlea » February 4th, 2021, 9:30 pm

Another good play Todd! May I claim Marion?
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Post by alanmapstone » February 4th, 2021, 9:43 pm

Can I take Lynch please?
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 4th, 2021, 10:31 pm

Sounds like fun, can I play Salie Liningstone?

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Post by ToddHW » February 5th, 2021, 4:15 am

Thank you all.

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Post by Kitty » February 5th, 2021, 9:56 am

I decided to join the play after all. The good news is I can DPL. The bad news...I'll be Mrs Livingstone, your dear significant other, Todd :twisted:

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Post by ToddHW » February 5th, 2021, 10:46 am

Yay - good news. Boo - bad news.....

Since I am the only one that will suffer the bad news part of this, I guess everyone should be extremely happy.

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Post by Kitty » February 15th, 2021, 12:54 pm

another first role in. Mrs Livingstone doesn't have that much to say, and luckily for you, Todd, we are barely interacting at all :mrgreen: Also, I think she may not be the hellhound you feared she was.

But I used the best upper-class sneering tone of voice I could muster for this role. Hope I sound a bit convincing :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/womansway_mrs_livingstone_1.mp3
Recording time: 3:54 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/womansway_mrs_livingstone_2.mp3
Recording time: 1:12 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/womansway_mrs_livingstone_3.mp3
Recording time: 0:32 min.

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » February 15th, 2021, 2:40 pm

Also, I think she may not be the hellhound you feared she was.
Well, you mean another chance for me to get the upper hand? Hooray!

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Post by Kitty » February 16th, 2021, 4:06 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 15th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Well, you mean another chance for me to get the upper hand? Hooray!
yes this time the General seems to be a sort of über-husband and father. Totally in control. So this time you can let loose all the authority you can rustle up. But you cannot really indulge in bullying your wife because we don't have much interaction on stage. :lol:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » February 16th, 2021, 4:32 am

Perfectly done, my dear, just what I would expect from a Livingstone. All PL OK.

Alas, so little interaction between us.

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Post by benderca » February 16th, 2021, 5:22 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 8:08 am
And our DPL will be the fabulous Kitty. Who gets to say that immortal line: "General Livingstone, I presume!" while I get to say, with perhaps more fear and trepidation, "Mrs. Livingstone, you presume!"
I can not read a comment such as the above one and not BEG to be part of this production! :lol:
Please, please may I play Mrs. Stanton?

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Post by ToddHW » February 16th, 2021, 5:25 am

Snared another one! I suppose, since you begged.....

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Post by Kitty » February 16th, 2021, 5:29 am

And our DPL will be the fabulous Kitty. Who gets to say that immortal line: "General Livingstone, I presume!" while I get to say, with perhaps more fear and trepidation, "Mrs. Livingstone, you presume!"
I can not read a comment such as the above one and not BEG to be part of this production! :lol:
Please, please may I play Mrs. Stanton?
great, we will have a nice cosy dialogue together (read: we will be hypocritically nice to each other while kicking our shins under the table :lol: )

BTW the quote Todd is using to ensare innocent readers is actually not at all in the play :lol: at least I can't remember reading it :hmm: But I agree: it should have been to enhance the play. It's one of those fabled off-stage interactions between the Livingstones that the listeners can imagine when they leave the theatre. :mrgreen:

Sonia

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