COMPLETE [PLAY] The Recruiting Officer by Geo Farquhar-ma

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Post Reply
SteveToner
Posts: 40
Joined: November 11th, 2013, 9:01 pm

Post by SteveToner » October 24th, 2014, 6:29 pm

For the benefit of Serjeant Kite, there will be a show tonight...

I'd like to give drunken Thomas Appletree a go (and I guess there's one sober line, if I can figure out how to pronounce wauns).

Oh, and all four lines of Steward as well, unless someone else is really keen on that role.

JohnNDaily
Posts: 110
Joined: October 23rd, 2014, 4:55 am
Location: New York

Post by JohnNDaily » October 24th, 2014, 6:36 pm

ToddHW wrote:Guess I am going to DPL this since there are some parts already. I will still need someone else to listen to the completed acts once I assemble them.
I've been looking for something to PL, so I'd be happy to check the assembled acts, if you'd like.

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 10039
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 24th, 2014, 6:38 pm

JohnNDaily wrote:
ToddHW wrote:Guess I am going to DPL this since there are some parts already. I will still need someone else to listen to the completed acts once I assemble them.
I've been looking for something to PL, so I'd be happy to check the assembled acts, if you'd like.
Terrific! Thanks. T'will be a while but hopefully not too long....

Todd

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 10039
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 24th, 2014, 6:43 pm

SteveToner wrote:For the benefit of Serjeant Kite, there will be a show tonight...

I'd like to give drunken Thomas Appletree a go (and I guess there's one sober line, if I can figure out how to pronounce wauns).

Oh, and all four lines of Steward as well, unless someone else is really keen on that role.
You are on your own for a good pronunciation of wauns. I can't figure it out!

Thanks, Todd

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 10039
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 24th, 2014, 7:07 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:Todd,

I have experience reading the part of Stage Directions in one or two other plays and would be happy to continue further delving into the motivation and pathos of that character here. :wink:

MaryAnn
By the way, if a stage direction seem not clear, please preface it with [name of character], [stage direction]. I may discard some of the character names in the editing depending on how clear everything comes out....

Thanks, Todd

SteveToner
Posts: 40
Joined: November 11th, 2013, 9:01 pm

Post by SteveToner » October 24th, 2014, 7:11 pm

ToddHW wrote:
SteveToner wrote:For the benefit of Serjeant Kite, there will be a show tonight...

I'd like to give drunken Thomas Appletree a go (and I guess there's one sober line, if I can figure out how to pronounce wauns).

Oh, and all four lines of Steward as well, unless someone else is really keen on that role.
You are on your own for a good pronunciation of wauns. I can't figure it out!

Thanks, Todd
I found this:
"Wauns!" -- This is doubtless a concealed oath, being a dialect pronunciation of "Wounds!" for "God's wounds!" Compare the more common "Zounds!"

So I'm thinking it's something like "ones" (or more correctly "wƱnz") rather than rhymes-with-LA-supermarket-chain (Von's)...
[ref: http://www.worldwidewords.org/pronguide.htm]

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 10039
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 25th, 2014, 4:59 am

Neat! So, by that definition, Zounds should be said more like zoons. And Gad Zooks! is more like God's Wounds! too.... I'd never have thought of that.

Interesting hobby this is what with all the side things that it pulls in to be more than just the readings.

Thanks, Todd

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 10039
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 25th, 2014, 11:27 am

Everything submitted so far is PL OK!

Thanks, Todd



ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 10039
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 26th, 2014, 8:20 am

Nicely done but:

Act 1
@ 1:10 - missing "—[Drum.]—" in Kite's first speech (we won't have any sound effects)
@ 1:35 - missing "—[Looking on his Watch.]" in Plume's first speech

Act 2
@ 2:29 - missing "—[Aside.]"
@ 4:17 - missing "Enter Kite."

Act 3
@ 0:29 - missing "Enter Kite."
@ 1:24 - missing "—[Aside.]"
@ 1:55 - line is "[Exeunt Kite and Bullock" - I hear "Kate"
@ 2:33 - missing "[Showing some Lace."

Act 4
@ 3:19 - line is "[Takes out a Paper, and folds it." - I hear "UNfolds it"

Act 5
@ 0:35 - missing "Enter Sylvia, Bullock, Rose, Prisoners, and Constable. "
@ 1:07 - missing "Enter Constable. "
@ 1:58 - missing "Enter a Servant. "
@ 4:25 - missing "[Gives his Book.]"

Thanks, Todd

MaryAnnSpiegel
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15526
Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 26th, 2014, 1:28 pm

Well, at least I'm consistent. I consistently missed SOMETHING in every Act!

MaryAnn

MaryAnnSpiegel
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15526
Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 26th, 2014, 4:16 pm

Todd,
Sorry about that. Corrected stage directions have been uploaded.
MaryAnn

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 10039
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 26th, 2014, 5:05 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:Todd,
Sorry about that. Corrected stage directions have been uploaded.
MaryAnn
Thanks. Guess the pathos of those lines was just too overwhelming for the stage direction character! I will check them out again.

Todd

MaryAnnSpiegel
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15526
Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 26th, 2014, 6:04 pm

Seriously Todd, I had a lot of trouble with those "asides". They seem to come after the text which is spoken aside, so how do you inflect that? But then, there's only two syllables, so it's difficult to pour much meaning into them. :roll:

MaryAnn

Post Reply