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TVTropes Skype Theatre:

Okay, so I got an idea: there are a fair few of us on the forum who like plays and stuff, well why not have some Skype calls in which we do readings of plays? Sounds like it could be fun.

Granted, I have a cold, a headache, and boredom, so my judgment may be impaired.
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I'd be totally on board with this if I didn't lack

a) Skype b) Acting talent c) Time

Good idea though. Hopefully something comes of it (:

I'd LOVE to take part, but that's mostly because I'm desperate for any form of social interaction. Will we do musicals?

edited 18th Dec '11 1:01:41 AM by TacoWiz

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Not unless we have a very good pianist and somehow everyone's able to get access to the score, not to mention the difficulties of managing to get all that coordinated over a group Skype call. So probably no - just some straight plays that can be easily found online due to being in the public domain.

At present I'm thinking of GK Chesterton's Magic. Cast of characters is as follows:

  • The Duke
  • Doctor Grimthorpe
  • The Rev. Cyril Smith
  • Morris Carleon
  • Hastings, The Duke's secretary
  • The Stranger
  • Patricia Carleon

edited 18th Dec '11 11:34:43 AM by Pannic

 5 Fusionman, Sun, 18th Dec '11 11:16:11 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
If I had Skype I would join you...

This is unfortunate...sad
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If I had Skype I'd be a pianist/singer for you guys. Otherwise, I'm somewhat lacking in acting talent so no sad
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 7 Jimmmyman 10, Mon, 26th Dec '11 8:02:47 PM from polan Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
cannot into space
If I can find time, and my parents don't find out, I would love to.

However, It would need to be a PG-13 or less rated play. I refuse to say anything worse than f***, or describe in explicit detail a [CENSORED].
Go play Kentucky Route Zero. Now.
I don't have Skype but I could get it with minimal effort. Is Magic online? It probably is if it's in the PD. I have a LOT of plays but no Chesterton.
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 10 phoenixdaughter AM, Thu, 29th Mar '12 10:24:52 AM from Cursed college Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Wiping All Out
Would love to join. And I have the Skype and some acting skills.
 11 Prime of Perfection, Sat, 7th Dec '13 11:44:47 AM Relationship Status: P.S. I love you
I'd be fine joining this! Sounds like fun. Plus I've Skype.

The only thing I'd throw out which could be more hilarious is bad fanfiction, with each person voicing a character. [lol]

edited 7th Dec '13 11:45:43 AM by Prime_of_Perfection

Bad fanfic read-throughs are always fun.
 13 lancesolous 13, Mon, 27th Jan '14 5:31:06 PM from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I would love to do this. Cold Readings are always fun.
I'm a critical person but I'm a nice guy when you get to know me. Now, I should be writing.
 14 Morwen Edhelwen, Wed, 5th Feb '14 12:48:19 AM from Sydney, Australia
Tolkien freak
Count me in too! I'd love to get practice reading and acting.
The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
 15 Prime of Perfection, Mon, 24th Feb '14 7:18:39 AM Relationship Status: P.S. I love you
Since people have mentioned this here and there, we really should become organized about doing this. Such as posting our Skype accounts to bring this together.

For me, you can just add Simply tell me you're from tropes and I'll put two and two together.
My handle is tehpannic.
 17 Eachiunn, Wed, 9th Apr '14 4:10:28 AM from Drook VI Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
I'm actually mildly interested in this, I could definitely use some acting practice and criticisms certainly wouldn't hurt. Skype name is Mr Shade NG

Wow, this forum is really dead. I won't be terribly surprised if I don't get a response

edited 9th Apr '14 4:12:11 AM by Eachiunn

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 18 lancesolous 13, Thu, 10th Apr '14 9:58:41 PM from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Skype Name is lancesolous13. I really wish you could change these things since I hate that name now...
I'm a critical person but I'm a nice guy when you get to know me. Now, I should be writing.
 19 lancesolous 13, Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:40:51 AM from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Sorry for the double post.

We've met on Skype now... Somewhat, and are deciding what our first show will be. At the moment, we have 3-4 actors and, at the moment, our show seems to be Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

We've also briefly discussed recording it and posting the results. Anyone else interested?
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