COMPLETE[PLAY]Monsieur De Pourceaugnac by Molière - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 12th, 2019, 3:58 am

Monsieur De Pourceaugnac by Molière (1622 - 1673). Translated by Charles Heron Wall (1836 - 1905)

'Monsieur de Pourceaugnac', acted on October 6, 1669, is nothing but a farce. But Molière excels in farce as well as in higher comedy, and 'Monsieur de Pourceaugnac' is one of the best of its kind. The attacks upon the doctors of the time are not exaggerated. Molière acted the part of Mr. de Pourceaugnac.
( The Translator)
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    Here we go again. Farce by Moliere. Gender neutral casting.
    And yet again that mysterious woman Kitty with her ever so intriguing past (just where and why do you learn 127 different languages?) will serve as DPL and guide our efforts.

    And so, as her first aid to us all, she notes "the closest spelling in English would be: Poor-so-ni-ak ('ak' rhyming with "luck") and stressed on the final syllable". Let us hope not too many of us actually have to pronounce it....

    WARNING: The script has Mr and Mrs in places - but don't use "Mister" or "Misses" in these spots. Instead use the French "Monsieur" (like in the title of the play!) or "Madame".

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      • Project Code: XJvhFd5v
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Molière) :ère
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 38
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1669

        Genres for the project: Plays; Plays/Comedy/Satire

        Keywords that describe the book: physicians

      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

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        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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        At the end: End of Act [#].

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        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        pourceaugnac_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » June 12th, 2019, 4:24 am

hey ! a new Molière. Getting this on my DPL list, and yes, I will try to struggle through Nérine's fake accent :lol:

This is gonna be fun !

(and it's not 127 languages... it's a few less...)


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Post by Foon » June 12th, 2019, 4:50 am

A small part for me this time - May I claim the countrywoman?
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!

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Post by aaronwhite1977 » June 12th, 2019, 4:51 am

I can't resist Moliere!!
May I read Sbrigani?

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Post by alanmapstone » June 12th, 2019, 5:05 am

May I read Oronte?
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by elsieselwyn » June 12th, 2019, 5:13 am

Can I have Julia?

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Post by Kitty » June 12th, 2019, 5:13 am

ah, our first usual suspects have arrived :mrgreen:

Foon, Aaron, Alan and Elsie, thanks for the claims ! I'll update the MW. Have fun !


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Post by WiltedScribe » June 12th, 2019, 7:37 am

I'll try Pourceaugnac! Hard to resist after reading his first few lines. :P
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Post by fsurget » June 12th, 2019, 10:45 am

Goooooood evening drama world !

May I claim "An Apothecary, Act 1", pleaaaase ? :)

May you/we all have fun with Molière !


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Post by mightyfelix » June 12th, 2019, 3:14 pm

I'll read for the lady singer, please.

EDIT: And one of the children as well. If my first perusal is accurate, it looks like they only have a couple of unison lines?

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Post by ToddHW » June 12th, 2019, 3:34 pm

Thank you. And you are correct, Child is a small part.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by bluechien » June 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm

Can I claim Lucette? Okay, it may not be exactly the most completely letter-perfect accurate thing I ever record, but ... I'd like to take a go at it ...
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If not, why then, this parting was well made.

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