OPEN[PLAY]The Princess and the Butterfly by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2021, 12:45 pm

The Princess and the Butterfly, by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934)
The English-born Princess Pannonia had spent the twenty years of her marriage isolated in the Prince's remote Hungarian castle. Now widowed, she returns to London to re-engage with former friends, all fearfully facing middle-age. Can romance be rekindled with a former flame? Or will it be found with someone new or perhaps someone overlooked before?
(Summary by ToddHW)
The Times being almost done, here's another Pinero.

Gender neutral, of course. Because a number of characters are only in one act, feel free to break with my normal "no dual casting" rule and propose doing multiple characters so long as only one per act

Kitty will look down her lorgnette at you with a haughty air as she DPL's your wonderful lines. Don't make her call the corgis....

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/princessandbutt00pinegoog/page/n11

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This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
  • Project Code: SQndWUlg
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero (Arthur Wing Pinero)
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  • Original publication date (if known): 1897
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: lost love

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Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » February 17th, 2021, 12:50 pm

ah a new Pinero :9: getting this on my DPL list (I had to laugh reading your "lorgnette" comment :lol: ) And I'll be one of the old crones this time. :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 17th, 2021, 1:17 pm

Well... How can I not take a character that calls her mother... "Mumsie"?

Can I play Annis Marsh?

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Post by jennlea » February 17th, 2021, 1:21 pm

Just when I think I have enough on my plate you launch a Pinero!

May I claim Fay?
-Jenn B.
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Running a little behind on PL’s and recordings. Will catch up as soon as I can!

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2021, 3:12 pm

Well, don't blame me for overloading your plate.

Thank you both.

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2021, 3:14 pm

Kitty wrote:
February 17th, 2021, 12:50 pm
ah a new Pinero :9: getting this on my DPL list (I had to laugh reading your "lorgnette" comment :lol: ) And I'll be one of the old crones this time. :mrgreen:

Sonia
Just trying to give you a daily chuckle. Isn't that part of my job?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 17th, 2021, 3:52 pm

Would be glad to play Edward Oriel here. :)
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Post by alanmapstone » February 17th, 2021, 3:53 pm

Sir Robert Chichele please.
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » February 17th, 2021, 4:03 pm

Could I please claim Lady Chichhele?

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Post by ToddHW » February 17th, 2021, 6:00 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » February 26th, 2021, 3:16 am

Sir Robert act 3

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/princessandthebutterfly_sirrobertchichele_3.mp3

Another major role (5 lines this time) :lol:
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by ToddHW » February 26th, 2021, 3:20 am

And you are first to submit again!

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Post by Kitty » February 26th, 2021, 5:39 am

alanmapstone wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 3:16 am
Sir Robert act 3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/princessandthebutterfly_sirrobertchichele_3.mp3
Another major role (5 lines this time) :lol:
poor Sir Robert does not have much success with his wife, meseems :lol: Well played, Alan. You do sound a bit henpecked.

PL ok !

Thank you

Sonia

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Post by wib66 » March 6th, 2021, 2:37 am

Can I read Blanche Oriel please

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Post by ToddHW » March 6th, 2021, 6:24 am

Thank you.

Todd

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