COMPLETE[PLAY] The Misanthrope by Moliere - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 4th, 2017, 9:17 am

The Misanthrope by Molière (1622 - 1673). Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)

Alceste, the misanthrope, hates everyone including himself. But unlike in many pure farces with their cliche stock characters, the characters here are much more well rounded, and who knows - Alceste might actually grow and change throughout the play. "Those who admired noble thoughts, select language, accurate deliniations of character, and a perfect and entertaining style, placed this comedy from the very beginning where it is generally put, with the common consent of all students of sound literature, in the foremost rank of the good comedies of Moliere." ( Translator and ToddHW)
  • Here is another Moliere. As the summary notes, a bit less farcical than the usual Moliere – but certainly a comedy none the less. Mangled French for names is acceptable - wait until you hear mine – just be consistent. Our DPL, Kitty, can help if you really want to get it correct.

    Gender neutral.

    This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-misanthrope-by-moliere/


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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: 4nWTqFPo
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Molière) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Poquelin
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Misanthrope
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 40
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1666
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Satire

        Keywords that describe the book: misanthrope

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Post by alanmapstone » June 4th, 2017, 9:34 am

Can I get in first and claim Oronte?
Thanks for doing my favourite Moliere play.
(Actually Alceste is my favourite Moliere character of all but that is too big a role, so Oronte has to be my choice)
Last edited by alanmapstone on June 4th, 2017, 9:38 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Kitty » June 4th, 2017, 9:36 am

Todd !!! so early another play ?

Well, I claim Eliante and DPL :) Luckily I have one week holiday right now...

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Post by RecordingPerson » June 4th, 2017, 9:44 am

Can I have Dubois, please?

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Post by bluechien » June 4th, 2017, 9:44 am

Could I please claim Arsinoe?

(Note to myself: :roll: :roll: :roll: )
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Post by bluechien » June 4th, 2017, 9:46 am

RecordingPerson wrote:Can I have Dubois, please?
Just two minutes ago someones (including myself) were saying, "RP should do that role!" It's apparently a big one ...
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Post by RecordingPerson » June 4th, 2017, 9:55 am

bluechien wrote:
RecordingPerson wrote:Can I have Dubois, please?
Just two minutes ago someones (including myself) were saying, "RP should do that role!" It's apparently a big one ...
Eh? I checked that it wasn't a micro-role, but it seems very small. Dubois enters on page 234. He's quite talkative on page 235, but then has one line on page 236 and that's the end of the role. Have I got this wrong?

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Post by NemoR » June 4th, 2017, 10:01 am

Oh Todd, you devil you!

I must claim the role of Alceste!

And I can guarantee, I will not win the "first in" award for this one! :)

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Post by bluechien » June 4th, 2017, 10:03 am

RecordingPerson wrote:
bluechien wrote:
RecordingPerson wrote:Can I have Dubois, please?
Just two minutes ago someones (including myself) were saying, "RP should do that role!" It's apparently a big one ...
Eh? I checked that it wasn't a micro-role, but it seems very small. Dubois enters on page 234. He's quite talkative on page 235, but then has one line on page 236 and that's the end of the role. Have I got this wrong?
I doubt it ... I don't know this play really but I think he's well known for being quite funny, if not long!
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Post by WiltedScribe » June 4th, 2017, 10:16 am

I think this time I will claim Acaste. :)
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Post by ToddHW » June 4th, 2017, 11:23 am

Thank you all for your claims.

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Post by RecordingPerson » June 4th, 2017, 1:13 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/misanthrope_dubois_4.mp3 2m00s

Note that I added a number of 'bumbling around' sounds which aren't in the script (except as a general stage direction) but which the editor can use if they want to. I presume they won't be used but thought it best to add them just in case.

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Post by ToddHW » June 4th, 2017, 1:55 pm

Thanks. I usually use very few extraneous sounds but I'll see how these fit when I edit.

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Post by leanneyauyau » June 4th, 2017, 7:52 pm

May I claim a female role? I believe Eliante is female?
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Post by Kitty » June 5th, 2017, 2:10 am

Leanne, I actually already claimed Eliante, but Celimene is still available, and she is the main female lead. You get to flirt with everybody around you, although also having a mean streak mocking your lovers behind their backs. How about that ? ;)

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