COMPLETE The Broken Heart by John Ford - maryann

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Post by catrose » February 7th, 2016, 10:36 am

The Broken Heart by John Ford (1586 - 1639).


BC and Editor on this project is ChuckW.

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here: https://librivox.org/the-broken-heart-by-john-ford/
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Next to ‘Tis Pity She's a Whore’, this is seen as Ford's most popular drama. It is also my favourite play of all time! All is not right in Sparta and, as this era of tragedy's go, the issue is MARRIAGE. In brief - Penthea wants to marry Orgilus, but her brother Ithocles get's involved and bans it, making both couples really sad. He then makes her marry Bassanes, who's an abusive brute, but more wealthy than Orgilus! Ithocles then realises what he's done wrong and tries to get his friend Prophilus to marry Orgilus's sister Euphrania. Still following? Ithocles himself wants to marry the princess of Sparta, Calantha, who chooses him over her current betrothed, her cousin Nearchus. Everyone is sad (I'm avoiding spoilers) and get's revenge on eachother in a range of fun and gory ways, as only a tragedy can portray. As always, hearts get broken, a couple of murders. The usual here at Librivox!! So come on, give it a go. You know you want to :wink: ( Charlotte Duckett (temporary))
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Post by catrose » February 7th, 2016, 10:42 am

DPL needed - DPL would need to go along with the words to make sure lines are all there, but I do not require word perfect

Casting - gender and age neutral :)

MCs - I know I am probably a bit of a risk given my past activity here. But I am back and back for good and this play is my heart. So, uh, take a chance on me and my little play :wink:

Editors - I am currently planning to edit this myself :shock: (considering my past aversion to editing, I know!) but it's the only way to really get inside a production, as I found out in my Phantom. However, if there is anyone out there with editing experience who *particularly* would like to edit this, I will not say no to help!
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Post by alanmapstone » February 7th, 2016, 11:44 am

There is a more easily readable text here

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/ford/john/broken/complete.html

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Post by catrose » February 7th, 2016, 11:51 am

You rock Alan! Thank you :) Can I tempt you with a role?
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2016, 2:13 pm

Cat,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. Back in a bit with your MW.
MaryAnn

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Post by catrose » February 7th, 2016, 2:16 pm

Thank you so much, MaryAnn!! :D

The Characters of this play are as follows:

Amyclas, King of Laconis (AM-uh-clas)

Ithocles, a Favourite (ITH-uh-clees)

Orgilus, Son of Crotolon (OR-jill-us)

Bassanes, a jealous Nobleman (BASS-anne-ees)

Armostes, a Counsellor of the State (ah-MOST-ees)

Crotolon, another Counsellor (crow-toe-LON)

Prophilus, Friend of Ithocles (PRO-phil-us)

Nearchus, Prince of Argos (NEAR-cuss)

Tecnicus, a Philosopher (TECH-nih-cuss)

Hemophil, a Courtier (HEE-moe-phil)

Groneas, a Courtier (GROAN-ee-us)

Amelus, friend of Nearchus (AH-mell-us)

Phulas, Servant to Bassanes (FOOL-us)

Calantha, Daughter of Amyclas (cah-LAN-thuh)

Penthea, Sister of Ithocles and Wife of Bassanes (PEN-thee-uh)

Euphranea, Daughter of Crotolon, a Maid of honour (YOUff-ran-ee-uh)

Christalla, a Maid of honour (CHRIS-tall-uh)

Philema, a Maid of honour (phil-EE-muh)

Grausis, Overseer of Penthea (gr-OW(as in you’re hurt)-siss)

(From Calantha down are female, but as I stated in my second post - I am pro-cross gender/age/species casting :wink: )
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2016, 2:23 pm

Cat,

We now have click and drag MWs, and many DW BCs have been using one section for each act for each character. When a character's file is in and PL OK, it's drug to the bottom of the MW below the space for the appropriate "act". That way it's easy to see what is unclaimed and unfinished - because they all end up at the top of the MW.

I've set you up with 25 sections, but you can add more if you would like to use this approach.

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Post by catrose » February 7th, 2016, 2:28 pm

Thanks Maryann :) I think I will stick to my usual approach for the time being - I'm a bit of a traditionalist :lol:


Can I tempt you with a role?

ETA Well, I was wrong. The new way wins. Thank you MaryAnn :9:
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Post by catrose » February 7th, 2016, 3:35 pm

Penthea act 2 and 3 are up and ready to PL once we have a PL :)
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Post by Elizabby » February 7th, 2016, 5:04 pm

Just two comments, as a Greek speaker:

1) Amyclas would usually be pronounced "AH-mi-clas" with an unstressed "ee" in the middle, like the word "mint" or "admin". In Greek we have five different vowels which sound like i/e - far too many for any sane language! :roll: But this one is the upsilon, so the sound is "i".

2) You don't have a pronunciation guide for Orgilus? I would suggest "OR-gill-us" like fish "gills" in the middle.

I won't claim anything just now, but I'll check back for what is needed around the end of Feb. :thumbs: See you then!

Candy.

PS - Nearchus should be three syllables "Knee-ARK-us" it looks like one syllable in the MW?

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Post by catrose » February 7th, 2016, 5:22 pm

Candybatch wrote:Just two comments, as a Greek speaker:

1) Amyclas would usually be pronounced "AH-mi-clas" with an unstressed "ee" in the middle, like the word "mint" or "admin". In Greek we have five different vowels which sound like i/e - far too many for any sane language! :roll: But this one is the upsilon, so the sound is "i".

2) You don't have a pronunciation guide for Orgilus? I would suggest "OR-gill-us" like fish "gills" in the middle.

I won't claim anything just now, but I'll check back for what is needed around the end of Feb. :thumbs: See you then!

Candy.

PS - Nearchus should be three syllables "Knee-ARK-us" it looksp like one syllable in the MW?
Thank you so much! I had no idea. I will update the MW with these pronunciations first thing in the morning. You rock!!
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Post by catrose » February 8th, 2016, 6:41 am

Thanks Beth, I have now updated the pronunciation in the MW :)
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Post by Kristingj » February 9th, 2016, 7:20 am

Hi, I would like to take a part of you hands, but I'm not familiar with the play, so how about some suggestions? I'd love to do someone vindictive, who gets some revenge:P
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Post by catrose » February 9th, 2016, 7:25 am

Any preference for male or female/size?

Because the *best* at getting revenge is Orgilus who, not giving anything away, gets some pretty nice and bloody revenge! Ithocles is also a nice fun horrible character, but doesn't take revenge. If you don't want male, Grausis is nice and bi*chy and moans a lot, Philema and Christalla are quite silly, Euphranea is the ingenue and Calantha is very much royalty!!
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Post by Kristingj » February 9th, 2016, 7:34 am

catrose wrote:Any preference for male or female/size?

Because the *best* at getting revenge is Orgilus who, not giving anything away, gets some pretty nice and bloody revenge! Ithocles is also a nice fun horrible character, but doesn't take revenge. If you don't want male, Grausis is nice and bi*chy and moans a lot, Philema and Christalla are quite silly, Euphranea is the ingenue and Calantha is very much royalty!!
I was actually thinking about taking Origlus so I wouldn't mind him. Otherwise Euphranea sounds fun. I have no preference when it comes to sex or size (:P), so whichever one you think would suit me best:)
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