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or, The most tragical tragedy that ever was tragediz'd by any company of tragedians. By Benjamin Bounce, Esq.

[Poll #1333267]

Date: 2009-01-18 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
Speaking of readthroughs...

I think I may have mentioned the idea of doing a readthrough of Wilmot's 'Sodom' for a queer event some time?

Well, I note that it can be bought as an e-book in a few places. What do you think of the idea of organising an evening's readthrough as part of LGBT History month, some time at the end of February? Pub function room?

Do you think the idea has legs? I am going to make more posts about LGBT HM tomorrow, I think.

Date: 2009-01-18 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
I think that's an excellent idea, and will happily lend my readthrough-organizing skills to the cause if you'll find a venue. My calendar's booked up on the 28th, but otherwise entirely free.

I'm surprised there isn't a free etext online, but I suppose nothing's complete. Any of my readers got a digital text they'd care to donate to the cause?

Date: 2009-01-18 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Annnnd we have a winner, courtesy in absentia of [livejournal.com profile] gnimmel - wikisource text (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Farce_of_Sodom,_or_The_Quintessence_of_Debauchery).

No need for photocopying.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
FABULOUS!


I am definitely going to make a post about this tomorrow - when more people are reading - it sounds very exciting!!

Date: 2009-01-18 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
i have Sodom, if it helps. Photicopiable if nec. but readthrough - IAM SO IN, if you'll have me?? x

Date: 2009-01-18 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Damn right you're in, we need you.

Date: 2009-01-18 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
*grin* seriously, i CANNOT WAIT. Talk about my favourite Play EVER...i'll do my *best* not to bore everybody with its masterful political insight and sociological commentary even. Which will take alot of willpower, but i'll do it!

*hugs* *bounce*

Date: 2009-01-18 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
also, do you want to readthroughers-community it? or do wewait till the Bardcampers get back??

*squeeeeeeee* :oD :oP

Date: 2009-01-18 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
I'm in two minds about that one. A lot of them are v. smart and useful people, but I don't want to see the event swamped by theatre-types rather than the general curious/educable/community-buildable public. I'd rather not divide things into performers vs audience, certainly.

Possibly the solution is to invite everyone and not cast anything till the evening.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
*grin* suits me. i know most of it off by heart anyway... :oP

Date: 2009-01-18 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
Yeah, this.

Then people who couldn't come earlier could still observe, but the v keen could perform?

Thoughts: weekday evening or weekend?

Date: 2009-01-18 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
I'd figure weekday evening, somewhere central.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
Yup yup, good stuff. I trust your judgement on readthrough stuff, it's not something I know much about so I'm glad there are experts who are also my friends :-)

Date: 2009-01-18 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
*thinks*

What about that place that does 'Polari'? I'm sure they'll be doing something for LGBT History Month, maybe it's worth getting in touch with them.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
hank you, that's REALLY helpful

All we need is a venue, then, and I think it's doable.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
*grin* it'd have my notes over it, but i'm sure wecan come up with something...

Date: 2009-01-18 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
We can use the wikisource version - I'll prepare a sensibly printable copy from it. Assuming that the text's correct?

Also, if you wanted to write a short summary of the sociopolitical implications and general Interestingness as a handout, that would be delightful.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
There's nothing we can't achieve if we're all keen to work together!

Do you mind if I ask, do you work in Central London?

Date: 2009-01-18 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
I'm, er, doing a phd aT UCL...i spend a lot of my life at the British Library, or UCL (where I teach). Where are u?

Date: 2009-01-18 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
SW1, but I pootle about. Most of the history walk stuff will be based in Westminster/Whitehall/Covent Garden, I think.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
(women and self-starvation in Early Modern England.. :op)

Date: 2009-01-18 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
INTERESTING! Would love to hear more.

Date: 2009-01-18 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
If you'd like to meet for lunch some time, drop me a PM.

Date: 2009-01-18 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sashagoblin.livejournal.com
ooohhh are you sure? people tend to regret saying that...

either ask me qs, or i'll babble at length...

Date: 2009-01-18 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
I can definitely cope with historical babbling, if I have time to hang around :-)

Date: 2009-01-18 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
Where left you Aldiborontophoscophornio?

Date: 2009-01-18 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
(In other words, I would very much like to participate in read-throughs of both Chrononhotonthologos and Sodom.)

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