~OPEN[PLAY]Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, by Clyde Fitch - thw

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 5th, 2021, 2:40 am

"Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines", by Clyde Fitch (1865 - 1909)
Captain Robert Jinks has formed a marching band with some friends to promote a political candidate, earning him the moniker "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines". When they discover that opera diva Madame Trentoni is arriving from Europe, Jinks and his buddies go down to the dock to welcome her. Jinks bets his pals a large sum that he can romance her, but when Jinks finally encounters Madame Trentoni, he is so taken by her that he immediately concedes the bet and gives his friends his IOU for the wager money so he can court her without what he now sees as an unseemly wager.

Romance blossoms between Jinks and the opera diva, that is until that IOU resurfaces at a most inconvenient moment...

(Summary by Son of the Exiles)
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Ethel Barrymore as 'Madame Trentoni'

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/captainjinks00fitcrich/page/n10/mode/1up

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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: comedy, play, dramatic

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » May 5th, 2021, 2:51 am

Hi Chris, just swooping in to claim Madame Trentoni :)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 5th, 2021, 4:21 am

I will be the Newsboy 'Peter'.

Don't none of youse try to claim my floral horseshoe as your own! :lol:

Looking for a DPL and an Editor/Assembler for this Project.

Cheers,
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Post by alanmapstone » May 5th, 2021, 5:19 am

Professor Belliarti please 😺
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Post by ToddHW » May 5th, 2021, 6:36 am

I'll set this up for you.

EDIT: MW ready.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by sjmarky » May 7th, 2021, 8:58 pm

Do you need an editor/compiler?
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm

sjmarky wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 8:58 pm
Do you need an editor/compiler?
Thank you, Mark, signing you up!

Cheers,
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Post by ToddHW » May 8th, 2021, 4:25 am

May I play An Official Detective, Act 1?

And off we go to Dramatic Works.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 10th, 2021, 1:42 pm

ToddHW wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 4:25 am
May I play An Official Detective, Act 1?

And off we go to Dramatic Works.

Thanks, Todd
Thank you, Todd, signing you up.

Cheers,
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Post by alanine » May 31st, 2021, 12:58 pm

I'm looking through the script now, and considering volunteering for Captain Jinks. Before doing that, I have a question. For the parts where characters sing or whistle specific tunes, are actors supposed to look those up and include them, or not?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 31st, 2021, 2:17 pm

alanine wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 12:58 pm
I'm looking through the script now, and considering volunteering for Captain Jinks. Before doing that, I have a question. For the parts where characters sing or whistle specific tunes, are actors supposed to look those up and include them, or not?
Hi Alan!

We generally don’t sing any songs in these Librivox plays projects. If there are verses provided in the script, the usual procedure is to recite them as you would a poem (Todd calls it “chanting”).

As I recall, the song in question in the script is the same as the play’s title, and the Stage Directions simply state that the characters enter singing/whistling etc. We have a reader read all the stage directions as a designated voice-part role and their statement to the effect that the singing is occurring will be sufficient.

So short version, no singing is involved.

May I go ahead and sign you up for the Captain Jinks role?

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by alanine » May 31st, 2021, 5:48 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 2:17 pm
So short version, no singing is involved.

May I go ahead and sign you up for the Captain Jinks role?

Cheers,
Chris
Yes, please. This looks like fun.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 31st, 2021, 11:19 pm

alanine wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 5:48 pm
SonOfTheExiles wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 2:17 pm
So short version, no singing is involved.

May I go ahead and sign you up for the Captain Jinks role?

Cheers,
Chris
Yes, please. This looks like fun.
Thank you, signing you up.

Cheers,
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » June 2nd, 2021, 2:26 am

ToddHW wrote:
June 1st, 2021, 7:33 am
Here is The Official Detective.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/captainjinks_officialdetective_1.mp3

Thanks, Todd
Thank you, queued for PL.

Cheers,
Chris
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