~FULL(PLAY)The Bourgeois Gentleman by Moliere - thw

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Post by ToddHW » May 8th, 2016, 3:29 pm

Well lackied! PL OK! And I see that you are on stage but mute for Act 4 and so I took that line out of the MW.

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Post by ToddHW » May 15th, 2016, 8:56 am

Dorante is all PL OK. Nice reading!

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 28th, 2016, 8:24 pm

Todd,
Happy to help out. At a loss what role to pick. Will take anything you suggest, large or small, chanting or not.
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Post by ToddHW » August 29th, 2016, 3:36 am

Howsabout the Act 1 and Act 4 Woman, sections 12 and 15 at present? Then I'll ask the two man roles to follow your chanting rhythm when ever they get filled.

(I assumed yes and updated MW.)

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Post by ToddHW » August 31st, 2016, 6:46 pm

I have started assembly. Temporary files for Acts 4 and 5 as backup, not for any listening or PL yet.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bourgeoisgentleman_5_moliere_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bourgeoisgentleman_4_moliere_128kb.mp3

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Post by ToddHW » September 5th, 2016, 7:48 am

I have drafts of all the acts in the MW. I will need someone to PL them (or multiple someones to do individual acts) after we get all the rest of the parts assigned, recorded, and added in. I think you all sound great! I'd love to see this play staged someday.

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Post by linny » September 5th, 2016, 8:22 am

Hi Todd,
When each act is complete may I do the PL? I've been keeping an eye on the project hoping to help.

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Post by ToddHW » September 5th, 2016, 9:42 am

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.)

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Post by linny » September 5th, 2016, 11:36 am

Sounds great! Thank you for letting me assist. Let me know if you want me to take a "pre-listen" and feedback on that section of act 3.

EDIT: For weeks I have been looking at the role of Tailor's Apprentice. It's only 4-5 lines and is all that is needed to finish Act 2. I keep trying but my voice is so broken I can't make it. I hope someone picks it up soon. I know how much better I feel when the first Act is finished. That's the start of "seeing the light at the end of the tunnel". :thumbs:

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Post by wib66 » September 11th, 2016, 8:04 am

I have added this project to the help us finish Dramatics works thread to advertise available parts.

Here is the link

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=60875

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Post by wildemoose » September 11th, 2016, 11:01 am

In honor of Hercules Mulligan, I will pick up the Tailor's Apprentice. :D

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Post by ToddHW » September 11th, 2016, 5:37 pm

Thanks.

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