OPEN [Play] A Family Man by John Galsworthy-mas

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Post by wib66 » February 25th, 2021, 12:31 pm

A Family Man, by John Galsworthy (1867 - 1933)
John Builder is a solid, middle-class Englishman. He is very domineering but finds that the women around him are insistent on living their own lives. They will not let him take control. His world begins to fall apart around him. (Summary by Michele Eaton )
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4764

Please only read from the Google Docs linked in the MW in the first three sections as they contain the correct character assignments. I have not altered the text in any way from the original just made sure that all the lines are attributed to the right character.

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Post by wib66 » February 25th, 2021, 12:31 pm

I will be editor and DPL on this project.

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » February 25th, 2021, 1:03 pm

If it's not too early, I'd love to claim Mrs. Builder (Julia)

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Post by TriciaG » February 25th, 2021, 1:10 pm

You appear to have used the regular book template rather than the play one. :?:
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Post by wib66 » February 25th, 2021, 1:55 pm

TriciaG wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 1:10 pm
You appear to have used the regular book template rather than the play one. :?:
Thank you I have now changed it

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Post by alanmapstone » February 25th, 2021, 2:16 pm

Hi Michelle
When you open for claims I would like to read Topping :D
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Post by wib66 » February 25th, 2021, 2:44 pm

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 1:03 pm
If it's not too early, I'd love to claim Mrs. Builder (Julia)
Thanks I will sign you up when I have the MW up :D

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Post by wib66 » February 25th, 2021, 2:44 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Hi Michelle
When you open for claims I would like to read Topping :D
Hi thanks I will sign you up once the MW is up :D

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Post by MichaelMaggs » February 25th, 2021, 3:15 pm

If you're accepting readers already, I'll volunteer to narrate.

Everyone's going to need to read the stage directions carefully, as there are a lot of actors lines that have been wrongly typeset within them. :(

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Post by wib66 » February 25th, 2021, 3:32 pm

MichaelMaggs wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 3:15 pm
If you're accepting readers already, I'll volunteer to narrate.

Everyone's going to need to read the stage directions carefully, as there are a lot of actors lines that have been wrongly typeset within them. :(
Hi Michael I will sign you up when I have the MW. Yes I noticed myself that there were a lot of errors. Wondered whether it might be worth converting them to Google docs so I can correct the errors.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » February 26th, 2021, 1:58 am

wib66 wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Hi Michael I will sign you up when I have the MW. Yes I noticed myself that there were a lot of errors. Wondered whether it might be worth converting them to Google docs so I can correct the errors.
That might be useful. Either that or more effort from the DPL :)
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Post by wib66 » February 26th, 2021, 4:56 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 1:58 am
wib66 wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Hi Michael I will sign you up when I have the MW. Yes I noticed myself that there were a lot of errors. Wondered whether it might be worth converting them to Google docs so I can correct the errors.
That might be useful. Either that or more effort form the DPL :)
I have converted them to Google Docs so that will make it easier as I can just put the links in the MW. Certainly don't want to make an increase in the effort ha ha :mrgreen:

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 26th, 2021, 9:02 pm

Michele,
I can MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by wib66 » February 27th, 2021, 12:57 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Michele,
I can MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
Thank you

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Post by wib66 » February 27th, 2021, 6:04 pm

MW is up and claims have been completed.

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