OPEN [DR] A Study in Scarlet by Doyle - thw

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Post by Salvationist » April 21st, 2021, 7:26 pm

OPEN [DR] A Study in Scarlet (Dramatic Reading), by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel A Study in Scarlet marked the first appearance of fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson. Doyle wrote this novel in less than three weeks when he was 27 years old. Originally called A Tangled Skein, the novel was rejected by several publishers before it was accepted for publication as A Study in Scarlet in the November 1887 issue of Beeton’s Christmas Annual, an obscure British magazine remembered for little other than its inauguration of Sherlock Holmes. The novel was first published as a book the following year, but it was not until Doyle’s publication of the Sherlock Holmes short story “A Scandal in Bohemia” in The Strand Magazine in 1891 that the character of Sherlock Holmes received widespread acclaim. Since then, A Study in Scarlet has been published in many editions both in English and in translation, and allusions to the novel have frequently appeared in the works of other authors. A Study in Scarlet has occasionally generated controversy relating to the negative depiction of early Mormons in the chapters that take place in Utah. When visiting Utah for the first time in 1923, Doyle was asked to apologize for this depiction, but he defended the relevant content in the novel as historical. Like other installments in the Sherlock Holmes franchise, A Study in Scarlet has been adapted many times for a variety of media, including comics, radio, television, film, and the stage. The first two film adaptations, one British and one American, were released in 1914 and both are now considered lost films; in 2010, the British Film Institute named the British film one of the 75 most wanted films for their National Archive. The novel’s enduring legacy is also discernable in the widespread use of magnifying glasses in detective fiction, a trope initiated by A Study in Scarlet. (Summary by David Purdy)
Gender-specific casting. Jasna the speedy prooflistener will once again be our DPL. Prooflistening will be word perfect.

Source text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/244

COLOUR-CODED TEXT (please only read from this text!): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16s6XvzgOdIGXtB0M1wuvxT0uQlw5iJ0m?usp=sharing

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  • Project Code: HIyGK1nB
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle (Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Study_in_Scarlet
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 94
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface: No
  • Original publication date (if known): 1887
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Genres for the project: Crime & Mystery Fiction/Detective Fiction; Dramatic Readings; General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900

Keywords that describe the book: Mormonism, private investigators, murder mysteries

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Post by Salvationist » April 21st, 2021, 7:33 pm

I'm excited to BC another Sherlock Holmes project! I will again be portraying Dr. Watson. Peter Yearsley and Michele Eaton have kindly agreed to reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and the narrator from the recently completed "Four Noncanonical Sherlock Holmes Short Stories".

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Post by Dulcamara » April 22nd, 2021, 2:03 am

Hello everybody.

This sounds like a thrilling project! :clap:

I would be delighted to be the DPL.

Jasna :D
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Post by Salvationist » April 22nd, 2021, 4:16 am

Dulcamara wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 2:03 am
Hello everybody.

This sounds like a thrilling project! :clap:

I would be delighted to be the DPL.
Thank you very much for returning for this project, Jasna! I’m glad to have you onboard.

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Post by wib66 » April 22nd, 2021, 2:14 pm

Just checking in looking forward to this

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » April 22nd, 2021, 6:33 pm

*rubs hands together* can't wait to pick out a role! :hmm:

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Post by Salvationist » April 23rd, 2021, 6:02 am

I’m glad to see some excitement building for this project! I’ll do the editing when the time comes. Any MCs out there willing to take this project on?

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Post by Dulcamara » April 23rd, 2021, 6:46 am

I've just finished downloading the text. I anticipate an exciting evening read! :mrgreen:

Jasna :D
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Post by ToddHW » April 23rd, 2021, 12:08 pm

I will set this up and MC for you.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » April 23rd, 2021, 12:13 pm

MW ready for you.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Peter Why » April 23rd, 2021, 1:39 pm

Here's Holmes, chapter one:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/studyscarlet_holmes_01.mp3
(05.06)

By the way, the section number in the file names should probably be two digits long.

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Post by ToddHW » April 23rd, 2021, 2:19 pm

Peter Why wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 1:39 pm
Here's Holmes, chapter one:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/studyscarlet_holmes_01.mp3
(05.06)

By the way, the section number in the file names should probably be two digits long.

Peter
Actually, they probably should have "part-chapter" numbers.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Dulcamara » April 23rd, 2021, 2:58 pm

Peter Why wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 1:39 pm
Here's Holmes, chapter one:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/studyscarlet_holmes_01.mp3
(05.06)

By the way, the section number in the file names should probably be two digits long.

Peter
Hello, Peter. Good to work with you again!

holmes_01 is PL OK.

Jasna :D
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » April 23rd, 2021, 3:50 pm

If possible, can I claim Lucy Ferrier? It's been a while since I played a Lucy...

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Post by Salvationist » April 23rd, 2021, 7:44 pm

ToddHW wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 12:08 pm
I will set this up and MC for you.

Thanks, Todd
Thank you for signing on as our MC, Todd! I appreciate you setting up the MW as well.

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