linny wrote:Hi Todd,
When each act is complete may I do the PL? I've been keeping an eye on the project hoping to help.
Great. I will let you know when done. But some parts are unassigned, much less just incomplete.... So it may be awhile.
This is a laugh-out-loud play in places. This morning I did the end of act 3 to complete all the drafts and there is a quartet of two couples all talking to/at/over/under each other completely at cross-purposes. It would be a great musical number or part of a comic opera with the four of them swirling around the stage, pairing off momentarily for a pair of lines, then batting the audience attention across the stage to another emerging couple who then get torn asunder back into the swirling mass. Like watching a whack-a-mole version of a ping-pong match in a bag of microwave popcorn. Moliere has no stage directions, so it is impossible while reading the scene to figure out who is talking to whom and when, and I think that same sense of confusion is exactly what would happen on stage. I have to figure out how (or if) to play with the timing so I can get the lines grouped together that belong together - or just let confusion reign supreme.
Meanwhile, at a slower pace, the comic plot continues to ensnare the Bourgeois Gentleman - the fool that is the title of the piece - into a well deserved comeuppance entirely of his own making. That is barely touched off as the play ends - cuz you know exactly what is going to happen in the lines that would occur 2 or 3 minutes after the last lines that are actually written if the play did go on - so why write them in? (Or possibly, they would have been danced in the final ballet that of course isn't in our version.)