One-Act Play Collection 018


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Here, in our 18th collection, are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from a 1663 Moliere to a 1922 Percival Wilde, from "a fairly silly Victorian romantic comedy" to a high stakes Game of Chess for lethal stakes: all short gems to make you laugh, cry, think, or all three. (Note that Flanner died in 1997 and Wilde died in 1953. These plays are not PD for listeners in some countries.) - Summary by ToddHW


Cast lists:

1. The School for Wives Criticised by Moliere. BC for this play is ToddHW

The Marquis: Greg Giordano

Dorante, or The Chevalier: JoeBer

Lysidas, a poet: ToddHW

Galopin, a lackey: Alan Mapstone

Urania: WendyKatzHiller

Eliza: Jenn Broda

Climene: Sonia

Stage Directions: James R. Hedrick



2. Loan of a Lover by J. R. Planche. BC for this play is ktaylor07

Captain Amersfort Greg Giordano

Peter Spyk Tomas Peter

Swyzel Alan Mapstone

Delve redrun

Gertrude Kelly S. Taylor

Ernestine Rosendale Butterflier38

Stage Directions James R. Hedrick



3. Poor Jack by James Branch Cabell. BC for this play is James R. Hedrick

Sir John Falstaff, Sometime friend to H. M. Henry V: Greg Giordano

Bardolph, His serving man: Alan Mapstone

Dame Quickly, Mistress of the Boar’s Head Inn: Kelly S. Taylor

Lady Sylvia Vernon, She that was Sylvia Darke: Availle

Stage Directions: James R. Hedrick



4. Gentlemen Boarders by Arthur Eckersley. BC for this play is jennlea

Sophia Clutterbuck: WendyKatzHiller

Grace: Jenn Broda

Percy: miaroy

Jasper Hailstone: Greg Giordano

Stage Directions: Larry Wilson



5. Mansions by Hildegarde Flanner. BC for this play is redrun

NOTE: Flanner died in 1997. This story is not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years.

Harriet Wilde: stepheather

Lydia Wilde: Sylphwyld

Joe Wilde: redrun

Narrator: GregGiordano



6. Augustus Does his Bit by George Bernard Shaw. BC for this play is Alan Mapstone

Lord Augustus Highcastle: Greg Giordano

Horatio Beamish, the Clerk: Inkell

A Lady: Sonia

Stage Directions: Alan Mapstone



7. The Birthmark by Jack London. BC for this play is redrun

Maud Sylvester: Availle

Robert Fitzsimmons: Ben Tucker

Narrator: Greg Giordano



8. A Wicked Woman, by Jack London (d. 1916). BC for this play is redrun

Loretta: Jenn Broda

Ned Bashford: Ben Tucker

Billy Marsh: Greg Giordano

Alice Hemingway: Robin Michele

Jack Hemingway: James R. Hedrick

Maid: Sonia

Narrator: redrun



9. The Reckoning by Percival Wilde (March 1887 – September 1953). BC for this play is stepheather

NOTE: Wilde died in 1953. This story is not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years.

The Barber: Andrew Gaunce

The Customer: Greg Giordano

Narrator: redrun



10. The Game of Chess by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman. BC for this play is Alanmapstone

Alexis Alexandrovich: Greg Giordano

Constantine: Inkell

Boris Ivanovich Shamrayeff: Tomas Peter

Footman: James R. Hedrick

Stage Directions: Alan Mapstone
(6 hr 41 min)

Chapters

The School for Wives Criticised by Moliere 57:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Loan of a Lover by J.R. Planche 59:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Poor Jack by James Branch Cabell 31:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Gentlemen Boarders by Arthur Eckersley 48:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Mansions by Hildegarde Flanner 38:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Augustus Does his Bit by George Bernard Shaw 47:57 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Birthmark, by Jack London 27:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Wicked Woman, by Jack London 35:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Reckoning by Percival Wilde 21:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Game of Chess by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman 33:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers