COMPLETE[PLAY] The Country Wife by William Wycherley - thw

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Post by iBeScotty » March 18th, 2019, 3:11 pm

Act III ready for PL: 12 minutes of Pinchwife. My condolences, Sonia.

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Post by WiltedScribe » March 18th, 2019, 3:19 pm

Thanks, Scotty. :) I also echo Sonia's sentiment that you need not think you're overdoing it. I reckon when this was staged, practically everyone was hamming it up double time. The more ham, the funnier it was for audiences. No harm in paying tribute to that spirit. :P

Sonia, I've swapped the Dramatis Personae with the Prologue in Act 1, as per your suggestion. It should be okay now. :D

I'll be piecing together Act 2 during the next few days. It's a longer act than Act 1, so it will take some time.
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Post by iBeScotty » March 18th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Thanks, Tomas. This is really a funnier play than I expected and a lot of fun to read. I may need a little more practice to get to ham level though. I feel more in the spam stage. I wonder how an audience would feel about spamming it up? :)
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Post by Kitty » March 19th, 2019, 3:09 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Sonia, I've swapped the Dramatis Personae with the Prologue in Act 1, as per your suggestion. It should be okay now. :D
> at 3:06: sorry, you forgot to include "scene: London" after the DP. That bit is now between Prologue and Act 1 and doesn't sound good there. Could you move that to the front as well please, to : so at 1:19 after the narrator.

Thanks

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Post by Kitty » March 19th, 2019, 3:26 am

iBeScotty wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Act III ready for PL: 12 minutes of Pinchwife. My condolences, Sonia.
I may need a little more practice to get to ham level though.
oh no, you are a natural :lol: This act was a brilliant performance. I especially loved when you aped the missus' "dear bud". :thumbs:

Pinchwife's exasperation is reaching unknown levels here. You walk an extremely tight line between "nasty bastard" and "abused fool" and you manage it marvelously :clap: Pinchwife is not an easy role to pull but I can honestly say, you really own it !

PL ok

Thanks, looking forward to the rest

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Post by WiltedScribe » March 19th, 2019, 7:27 am

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March 19th, 2019, 3:09 am
> at 3:06: sorry, you forgot to include "scene: London" after the DP. That bit is now between Prologue and Act 1 and doesn't sound good there. Could you move that to the front as well please, to : so at 1:19 after the narrator.
Oh, that was intentional. :oops: Since the DP directly precedes the first act in the Gutenberg script, I thought it made more sense to set the scene right before the play begins, since the prologue is not being spoken by any of the characters. But I guess I can move it before the prologue if it makes more sense. :hmm:
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Post by Kitty » March 19th, 2019, 7:43 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 7:27 am
Oh, that was intentional. :oops: Since the DP directly precedes the first act in the Gutenberg script, I thought it made more sense to set the scene right before the play begins, since the prologue is not being spoken by any of the characters. But I guess I can move it before the prologue if it makes more sense. :hmm:
hmm, well it's your call in the end. But my main point of moving it all before the prologue was so there was no interruption. And the scene is also an interruption.

It's ok for me if it is for you. I don't mind either way. :) We can also mark it PL ok.

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Post by WiltedScribe » March 19th, 2019, 7:45 am

Hmm, I don't mind changing it LOL. If it sounds better without interruption, then I take your word for it. I'll do the edit in a few hours, when I'm back home.
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Post by WiltedScribe » March 19th, 2019, 12:23 pm

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Post by iBeScotty » March 19th, 2019, 2:34 pm

Pinchwife-4 (I may be working out subconscious anger issues with this) will take at least 17 minutes to PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_pinchwife_4_128kb.mp3

Thank you Sonia for all the positivity :9: It may be my own character flaw to appreciate it so much, but I do! You really go above and beyond PLing in bolstering confidence!
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Post by Kitty » March 20th, 2019, 1:13 am

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March 19th, 2019, 12:23 pm
OK, third time's the charm? I hope? :lol:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_1_wycherley_128kb.mp3
it is indeed the charm. PL ok now :thumbs:

thank you Tomas

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Post by Kitty » March 20th, 2019, 2:10 am

iBeScotty wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Pinchwife-4 (I may be working out subconscious anger issues with this) will take at least 17 minutes to PL
woooo, this was a long part :shock: but wonderfully played out. Especially this initial letter-dictating scene. I thought at any moment you may pop an aneurysm from outrage. :lol: Pinchwife is really obsessed with cuckoldry, I believe that's all he can ever think about.

This was brilliant ! And all PL ok. Thank you so much !
Thank you Sonia for all the positivity :9: It may be my own character flaw to appreciate it so much, but I do! You really go above and beyond PLing in bolstering confidence!
well you guys put in all the effort and talent for making these plays so wonderful, so the least I can do is encourage and praise a job well done. 8-)

And I definitely hope my feedback will incite you to play in more drama from now on. :mrgreen:

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Post by WiltedScribe » March 20th, 2019, 10:38 am

Since the cast is final now, we can add the cast list to the catalog page!
Horner: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10789">Tomas Peter</a><br>Harcourt: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8879">Son of the Exiles</a><br>Dorilant: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12948">MajorToast</a><br>Pinchwife: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11331">Scotty Smith</a><br>Sparkish: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6754">ToddHW</a><br>Sir Jasper Fidget: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11535">Nemo</a><br>Boy: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13009">Melanie Jensen</a><br>Quack: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/7170">Alan Mapstone</a><br>Margery Pinchwife: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/4174">Availle</a><br>Alithea, sister of Pinchwife: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10614">Leanne Yau</a><br>Lady Fidget / Bookseller: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6281">Beth Thomas</a><br>Dainty Fidget, sister of Sir Jasper: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>Mrs. Squeamish: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10179">Sonia</a><br>Old Lady Squeamish: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11417">Eva Davis</a><br>Lucy, Alithea's maid: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11790">TJ Burns</a><br><br>Narrator: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13072">Campbell Schelp</a><br>Editor: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10789">Tomas Peter</a><br>
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Post by ToddHW » March 20th, 2019, 11:24 am

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Post by iBeScotty » March 20th, 2019, 1:11 pm

The last of Pinchwife uploaded. Thanks so much for letting me play, it was a hoot!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_pinchwife_5_128kb.mp3
Kitty wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 2:10 am
I thought at any moment you may pop an aneurysm from outrage. Pinchwife is really obsessed with cuckoldry, I believe that's all he can ever think about.
Haha, I had the exact thoughts after that one. I imaging Pinchwife habitually on the verge of popping a blood vessel in his temple :lol: And I was thinking that I do not believe I have ever said the word "cuckold" before and now I've said it a lifetime's worth! :shock:
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