COMPLETE[PLAY] Dandy Dick by Arthur Wing Pinero - thw

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Post by Roger » September 2nd, 2017, 9:38 am

Thank you Sonia. I will tend to both of these issues, and upload a new file, but probably not until tomorrow.

Yes, I very much appreciate the comments you have made, and I should have been more careful and diligent in my efforts.
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Post by Roger » September 2nd, 2017, 2:00 pm

It's not tomorrow yet, but I had some time to work on this, so I've re-uploaded Hatcham, Act 2.

I inserted some additional silence after 0:36, and worked myself into a frenzy so I would be exhausted when I re-recorded 1:37.
And I'm still open for more advice if this still isn't quite satisfactory.

Thanks again! :D
(Time should be adjusted to 2:05)
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Post by Kitty » September 2nd, 2017, 2:11 pm

Roger wrote:I inserted some additional silence after 0:36, and worked myself into a frenzy so I would be exhausted when I re-recorded 1:37.
:shock: this is method-acting of Robert de Niro-esque proportions !!! Where you jogging around the house a couple of times ? :mrgreen:
And I'm still open for more advice if this still isn't quite satisfactory.
this is more than satisfactory :clap: I think I never had a reader who followed my stage direction as accurately as you just did with that sentence. Seriously now I know how the likes of Steven Spielberg must feel when they sit in the director's chair. 8-) (maybe I should consider a change of workplace :hmm: )

Totally PL ok now. Thanks so much.

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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2017, 9:44 am

Thanks.

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Post by Kitty » September 4th, 2017, 9:45 am

simply de-light-ful Craig :lol: exactly like I pictured poor "ailing" Major Tarver. I actually laughed out loud when you despondently uttered: "my forgetfulness has brought me—one of my—terrible attacks—of depression", and then, only a second later, quite chipper "Thanks, the attack has passed" :mrgreen: I start to suspect this ailment of Tarver's is only a conventient get-away from unwanted situations ;)

No errors in the entire Act, nothing missing, all perfect :thumbs: thanks so much for joining the play :9:

Only one thing for the voice credit: could you maybe say the full characteristics for Tarver in your second act:

"Major Tarver, blank-th Hussars, quartered at Durnstone, near St. Marvell’s" read by...

Thanks, but this is PL ok now. No need to change it here, in one act is enough.

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Post by Craigos » September 4th, 2017, 10:11 am

Kitty wrote:
Only one thing for the voice credit: could you maybe say the full characteristics for Tarver in your second act:

"Major Tarver, blank-th Hussars, quartered at Durnstone, near St. Marvell’s" read by...

Sonia
I'm happy to say anything you ask me to, you know that! :D
Just a bit confused...what on earth does 'blank-th Hussars' mean.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_tarver_2.mp3 3:22 for you.

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Post by Kitty » September 4th, 2017, 10:20 am

Craigos wrote:I'm happy to say anything you ask me to, you know that! :D
be careful what you promise... :mrgreen:
Just a bit confused...what on earth does 'blank-th Hussars' mean.
:lol: the text stated "--th Hussars", probably to leave the real company anonymous. Todd mentioned in the MW that this should be read as "blank-th".

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Post by Kitty » September 4th, 2017, 10:53 am

ok Act 2 also excellently played out. I loved the thinly disguised manic voice while he muses about garotting his fellow army brother. 8-)

And of course the lovely singing was perfect. Is that a song you actually know or is the tune invented on the spot ? I think we did this poem for one of our WBP series a while back. :hmm: yes...we did I just checked, but it was Jason who read the narration and you were not involved in that particular poem. It was in Love Part II. Sometimes my memory astonishes me :wink:

Two small things here to note down:

> at 2:02: "Ha, ha, ha! spoilt his pianissimo!" . I only hear "pianismo" but I think this is optional, whether you want to re-record it or not. The Major may well maim this word inadvertedly :mrgreen:

> at about 2:09: please insert missing "All" line: "Where is it ?"

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Post by Craigos » September 4th, 2017, 11:21 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_tarver_2.mp3 3:23
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_tarver_3.mp3 1:27

My memory amazes me as well at times. I suspect for very different reasons.

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Post by Kitty » September 4th, 2017, 11:40 am

Craigos wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_tarver_2.mp3 3:23
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_tarver_3.mp3 1:27

My memory amazes me as well at times. I suspect for very different reasons.
:lol:

thanks for the updated voice credit. Sounds accurate no, although a bit strange, I agree.

Major Tarver was quite despondent at the beginning of Act 3 and suddenly after his proposal got accepted he seems to have recovered well. :roll: A bit of a hypochondriac I suspect. Well done, all of it ! I can mark both Act PL ok now

thanks a lot !

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Post by Availle » September 6th, 2017, 6:15 pm

Here's Hannah Topping:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_hannahtopping_3.mp3

I thought it would be a nice and small role, one act.... and then she's the only one talking in that act... :roll: Hopefully I gave her enough of a "slight accent".
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Post by ToddHW » September 6th, 2017, 6:17 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » September 7th, 2017, 1:28 am

Availle wrote:Here's Hannah Topping:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_hannahtopping_3.mp3
I thought it would be a nice and small role, one act.... and then she's the only one talking in that act... :roll: Hopefully I gave her enough of a "slight accent".
I loved the accent !!!!! :clap: and you're right, Hannah does have the pride of place in the first half of this Act :shock: So we're lucky she was in good hands with you. I especially loved your whining and crying part when you first talk to the Dean. I can really picture her, wiping her eyes with her apron, and maybe even cleaning her nose with it. :lol:

I only have three small notes:

> at 8:30-8:43: “Master, is what you’ve told me your only chance of getting off unknown?” – you have two versions here, is there one you prefer or will you let Todd choose ?

> at about 13:50: you forgot to say one “Hush” more. Sir Tristram, Georgiana and Hannah say two “Hushs” in tandem

> at 15:04-15:15: “Noahry, Noah, come back!” – again two versions, can you cut out one ?

the rest absolutely top :thumbs: (although in some places you could have left out a biiiit more space for the stage directions in between your speech. But I think Todd will manage)

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 15th, 2017, 5:36 pm

Here's the Sir Tristram intro with "baronet", if it's needed: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/dandydick_sirtristrammardon_intro.mp3

I'll have to get to work on that Doctor Jayne character now. Cold, precise, softly-spoken. Peter Cushing is the ideal here, I suppose.


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