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Post by Elizabby » June 20th, 2014, 1:22 am

Patience (Bunthorne's Bride) by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
https://librivox.org/patience-bunthornes-bride-by-w-s-gilbert/

A comic operetta which satirises fashion, pretension and hero-worship. Bunthorne is a poet who pretends to be highly "idealised" in order to impress the ladies. They all worship him, except for Patience, the dairy maid, who is the only one he loves. However, his grand plan goes awry with the arrival of Grosvenor who is more idealised and poetical than he is. The ladies all flock after Grosvenor instead, until Bunthorne curses him with poor fashion sense and stoutness! But will the curse bring Bunthorne his Patience? (Summary by Beth Thomas)
  • Please note this will be a poetic reading NOT a musical one. You do not have to sing to take part!

    Casting is Gender Correct please.


    (If you are desperate to sing an aria, PM me to discuss it. No singing for chorus/ensemble, it's just too difficult.)

    BC: Elizabby
    Editor: Peppersnoodles93
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/patienceorbuntho00gilbuoft
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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      Submit one file per act.
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      At the beginning: Act [#] of Patience or Bunthorne's Bride, by W. S. Gilbert. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

      At the end: End of Act [#].

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      patiencedr_role_#.mp3 (all lower-case) where # is the act number.



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Post by Elizabby » June 20th, 2014, 1:34 am

I am prepared to edit this myself, but if anyone else would like to help me that would be wonderful.
Help with PLing would also be appreciated!

PARTS in order of size within each grouping:

MEN:
Reginald Bunthorne (a Fleshly Poet - comic role)
Archibald Grosvenor (an Idyllic Poet - comic role)
Colonel Calverley (Officer of Dragoon Guards)
Major Murgatroyd (Officer of Dragoon Guards)
Lieut. The Duke of Dunstable (Officer of Dragoon Guards) - claimed by alanmapstone

Colonel, Major and Duke will also read for the male chorus.

WOMEN:
Patience (a Dairy Maid)
The Lady Angela (Rapturous Maiden) - claimed by JoFriday21
The Lady Jane (Elderly Rapturous Maiden - comic role) - claimed by Hobbit
The Lady Saphir (Rapturous Maiden) - claimed by LibbyG
The Lady Ella (Rapturous Maiden)

Angela, Ella and Saphir will also read for the female chorus, sopranos/altos, etc.
Jane is part of the female chorus in the first act only.

Please note some name pronunciations:
Reginald Bunthorne - REJ-in-awld BUN-thorn
Archibald Grosvenor - ARCH-i-bald GROVE-ner (the "s" is silent)
Saphir - SAFF-ear (like the body part)

There are quite a lot of difficult or obscure words in this play, especially in the poems. Please ask if you are unsure!

Please note that in the song labelled "Quintette" which is repeated at the end, all these words are pronounced as if they rhyme with "die" (it's a parody on a speech pattern which was popular at the time):
In that case unprecedented single I shall live and die
I shall have to be contented with their heartfelt sympa-thy
He shall have to be contented with a tulip or li-ly

LibbyG wrote:What should we do when we run into "etc"? Just say "et cetera" or read the full line(s) again?
Usually you will need to read the whole line again (it is usually a repeat of a chorus, since it was written to be sung.) What I'm going to do is to splice lines together alternately, because it won't be possible to understand if they are piled on top of each other. So when "maidens" and "dragoons" are supposed to be "singing" at the same time, I'll actually have the maidens first, then the dragoons - only three of each keeps the numbers manageable.

If it is a simple repeat (just a repeated chorus for musical reasons) then I'll cut it out, but most of the time there are slight variations in one of the parts, so it's a full repeat I'm afraid!

(If you look at the final full chorus at the end of Act 1 you'll see what I mean - the final product will sound like a poem with four verses with slight variations.)

Everyone: please follow the stage directions, so if it says "all sigh" or "all weep" please give me an appropriate sound!
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Post by alanmapstone » June 20th, 2014, 9:05 am

I know the MW is not up yet but I would love to read the Duke of Dunstable. I think I can do an English aristocatic accent.
I have sung this opera and so know it well!
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Post by Hobbit » June 20th, 2014, 10:42 am

May I read for the Lady Jane?
Between being a full-time college student and working 20+ hours per week, I'm not able to be involved at LV these days, but I remain a loyal fan and look forward to a triumphant return sometime in the (probably distant) future.

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Post by Elizabby » June 20th, 2014, 5:22 pm

alanmapstone wrote:I know the MW is not up yet but I would love to read the Duke of Dunstable. I think I can do an English aristocatic accent.
I have sung this opera and so know it well!
Lovely! If you know the music, just be careful not to fall into the trap of reading too fast. Gilbert's words are the star of this production, so we want them to be clear!

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Post by Elizabby » June 20th, 2014, 5:25 pm

Hobbit wrote:May I read for the Lady Jane?
Lady Jane is hilarious! That's the other role I considered doing myself. Your claim is recorded!

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Post by LibbyG » June 20th, 2014, 5:42 pm

I'd love to be involved with this one. Please put me down for whatever you need!
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Post by Elizabby » June 20th, 2014, 6:28 pm

LibbyG wrote:I'd love to be involved with this one. Please put me down for whatever you need!
The two other girls are Ella and Saphir - the role of Saphir is significantly larger than Ella, so it depends mostly on how much time you have.

Nice wedding pics! I like the deep blue of the bridesmaids - makes a great contrast with your white! :clap:

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Post by LibbyG » June 20th, 2014, 6:41 pm

Elizabby wrote:
LibbyG wrote:I'd love to be involved with this one. Please put me down for whatever you need!
The two other girls are Ella and Saphir - the role of Saphir is significantly larger than Ella, so it depends mostly on how much time you have.

Nice wedding pics! I like the deep blue of the bridesmaids - makes a great contrast with your white! :clap:
I've got lots of time now, go ahead and sign me up for Saphir!
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Post by Elizabby » June 20th, 2014, 7:18 pm

LibbyG wrote: I've got lots of time now, go ahead and sign me up for Saphir!
Done! Welcome to the lovesick maidens' club! ;)

Also, are you still LibbyG or are you going to change your name? Just curious. It took me 2 years to sort out changing my name!

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Post by LibbyG » June 21st, 2014, 4:13 am

Elizabby wrote:
LibbyG wrote: I've got lots of time now, go ahead and sign me up for Saphir!
Done! Welcome to the lovesick maidens' club! ;)

Also, are you still LibbyG or are you going to change your name? Just curious. It took me 2 years to sort out changing my name!
Well, eventually I'm going to become LibbyS, but that seems like it will involve boring paperwork, so I'm trying to ignore it. But don't be surprised if you hear a new voice credit!
What am I up to?
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Post by Availle » June 21st, 2014, 4:22 am

Okay, I'll certainly regret this, but... I'll MC this.

As this is my first drama (except for a one-acter in a collection), and I want to go easy on myself, I would like to set the MW up as follows:
One line per character per act, plus one line per finished act. (Here is how it should look like: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=52431). Eventually I will ask you to provide me with a character list for the summary, but that can wait until all lines are in.

I'll give you the 24 sections you have requested, if you need more, just let me know.
Cheers,
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Post by Elizabby » June 21st, 2014, 4:34 am

Availle wrote:Okay, I'll certainly regret this, but... I'll MC this.

As this is my first drama (except for a one-acter in a collection), and I want to go easy on myself, I would like to set the MW up as follows:
One line per character per act, plus one line per finished act. (Here is how it should look like: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=52431). Eventually I will ask you to provide me with a character list for the summary, but that can wait until all lines are in.

I'll give you the 24 sections you have requested, if you need more, just let me know.
Aww, don't be like that! ;) I've BC'ed lots of dramas so I know what I'm doing - your part should be easy! I'll set up the MW now so you can see how it looks.

EDIT: All done! 24 sections was exactly right! :thumbs:

The character list is in the second post with their full titles. In the MW I've just used their names as they are usually used in the text. (In particular The Lieutenant the Duke of Dunstable is always called "The Duke" and never "The Lieutenant".)

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Post by ToddHW » June 21st, 2014, 5:19 am

Might I play Bunthorne? I had to be a Dragoon in this 45 years ago and it is time for my martial nature to give way to my inner poet!
Availle wrote:Okay, I'll certainly regret this, but... I'll MC this.

As this is my first drama (except for a one-acter in a collection), and I want to go easy on myself, I would like to set the MW up as follows:
One line per character per act, plus one line per finished act. (Here is how it should look like: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=52431). Eventually I will ask you to provide me with a character list for the summary, but that can wait until all lines are in.

I'll give you the 24 sections you have requested, if you need more, just let me know.
I can help if you wish. And I can use my "almost automatic cast list generator" program to give you that cast list you need later on.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Availle » June 21st, 2014, 5:30 am

Elizabby wrote: Aww, don't be like that! ;) I've BC'ed lots of dramas so I know what I'm doing - your part should be easy! I'll set up the MW now so you can see how it looks.
I'm just a bit scared, that's all. I know why I've been staying away from all those dramas until now. But, as you say, you are an experienced BC, so I'm going to make you do all the work :twisted:

With "cast list" I mean the complete list including links to reader's pages as it is included in the summary of a finished project, like here for example:
https://librivox.org/further-chronicles-of-avonlea-dramatic-reading-by-lucy-maud-montgomery/

I may take Todd at his word for this one though... Thanks a lot! 8-)
Cheers,
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