COMPLETE[PLAY]The Wonder-Working Magician by Pedro Calderón - thw

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Post by Kitty » November 14th, 2019, 10:53 am

adrianstephens wrote:I really hope you are going to play nice with Cyprian. He's a sincere young person with a vulnerable streak.
I try to keep our local demon in check as best I can, but all bets are off...

Will PL your section tomorrow. Thank you :) looking forward to this
ToddHW wrote:The corrections have been made whilst my alter ego was doing something culinary over at the lava rocks.....
not cooking Cyprian, I hope. :| Please restrain yourself from decimating our cast, we still need them in other plays.

Meanwhile, keeping you happy by putting a PL ok on both your sections. The sentence with "thy" now sounds even more chilling than the last one. 8-)

And I wasn't idle either, here are the stage directions for Act 2, for your hellish pleasure:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_narrator_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 7:11 min.

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Post by Kitty » November 14th, 2019, 11:54 am

and here is the grandiose finale, which has our demon falling from the back of his pet serpent (called Pinkie) into the trapdoor on stage :mrgreen: here again, one can see the perks of doing all this in the safety of our homes instead of on the real stage. :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_narrator_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 7:43 min.

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Post by ToddHW » November 14th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Thank you. Pinkie and I will listen shortly. (He's getting his nails and teeth done now.)

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Post by Kitty » November 15th, 2019, 2:24 am

benderca wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 12:29 pm
May I read Livia please?
you may, great to have you on board TJ ! Thank you

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Post by Kitty » November 15th, 2019, 2:29 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 7:44 am
Section 24: Cyprian Act 1 @ 16:42
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_cyprian_1_128kb.mp3
Cyprian loves to talk... :lol: this whole scene (indeed the whole plot) reminds me strongly of Faust. It was a very popular topic it seems.

Excellently acted out, Adrian, you play a convincing sensitive scholar in the beginning, and later with Justina, the inner torment is really palpable. :thumbs:

I found only one error that I think would benefit from correcting. Apart from that, there are a few spots where Todd may insert stage directions, so it would be best if you could leave more space there, so it's easier for him to cut and paste.

> at 11:40: "the friendship which I owe unto Lysander" – you say your, which changes the meaning slightly
> at 11:47: But to know ([Aside.] Disturbed, bewildered – please include longer space
> at 11:51: if by chance ([Aside.] What gelid frost – please include longer space
> at 11:58: I in any way could help you. ([Aside.] Ah, how badly – please include longer space
> at 15:28: I am prevented [To Florus.] Now from standing at your side, – please include longer space

thank you, great job. Looking forward to the rest

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Post by adrianstephens » November 15th, 2019, 3:02 am

Kitty wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 2:29 am

> at 11:40: "the friendship which I owe unto Lysander" – you say your, which changes the meaning slightly
> at 11:47: But to know ([Aside.] Disturbed, bewildered – please include longer space
> at 11:51: if by chance ([Aside.] What gelid frost – please include longer space
> at 11:58: I in any way could help you. ([Aside.] Ah, how badly – please include longer space
> at 15:28: I am prevented [To Florus.] Now from standing at your side, – please include longer space

thank you, great job. Looking forward to the rest

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Ah, I hadn't realised the [asides] would be read out. As you heard, I moved away from the mic to create a distinction,
I think there is less need to do this, given the interjection of the stage direction. I'll get back to you shortly with the mods.
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Post by Kitty » November 15th, 2019, 3:06 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 3:02 am
Ah, I hadn't realised the [asides] would be read out. As you heard, I moved away from the mic to create a distinction,
I think there is less need to do this, given the interjection of the stage direction. I'll get back to you shortly with the mods.
yes I noticed and it's a good way of conveying it, but let's leave Todd the option at least to paste it in as needed. Sometimes we need the stage directions to convey it more clearly to the listeners, who after all are not seeing us perform. Sometimes it works without the ASIDE, sometimes it doesn't.

Thanks

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Post by adrianstephens » November 15th, 2019, 3:23 am

Kitty wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 2:29 am



> at 11:40: "the friendship which I owe unto Lysander" – you say your, which changes the meaning slightly
> at 11:47: But to know ([Aside.] Disturbed, bewildered – please include longer space
> at 11:51: if by chance ([Aside.] What gelid frost – please include longer space
> at 11:58: I in any way could help you. ([Aside.] Ah, how badly – please include longer space
> at 15:28: I am prevented [To Florus.] Now from standing at your side, – please include longer space

Sonia
Here you are Sonia, ready for spot PL. I added 2s silences at the asides.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_cyprian_1_128kb.mp3

Now to record Act 2. I hope there aren't as many light planes as we had yesterday flitting overhead.
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Post by Kitty » November 15th, 2019, 3:37 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 3:23 am
Here you are Sonia, ready for spot PL. I added 2s silences at the asides.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_cyprian_1_128kb.mp3

Now to record Act 2. I hope there aren't as many light planes as we had yesterday flitting overhead.
yes those planes...they don't seem to understand that there are people who need to record important roles. :lol: The same goes for the lawn-mowers in summer :roll:

Act 1 is now PL ok. Thanks

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Post by adrianstephens » November 15th, 2019, 5:25 am

Cyprian, act 2. Drat that Demon.
Ready for PL @ 18:00
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_cyprian_2_128kb.mp3
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Post by Kitty » November 15th, 2019, 6:12 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 5:25 am
Cyprian, act 2. Drat that Demon.
Ready for PL @ 18:00
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_cyprian_2_128kb.mp3
wow a strong performance :thumbs: did you also have the impression that at any moment he would break out into a musical song ? :lol: I had that distinct feeling with many lines, they sounded so melodious already and you kinda got a sing-song thing going. Especially in the more dramatic outbursts. Loved it very much.

Perfectly PL ok. :clap: Thank you !

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Post by adrianstephens » November 15th, 2019, 7:17 am

Kitty wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:12 am

did you also have the impression that at any moment he would break out into a musical song ? :lol: I had that distinct feeling with many lines, they sounded so melodious already and you kinda got a sing-song thing going. Especially in the more dramatic outbursts. Loved it very much.

Sonia
Thank you, again for your encouragement. Loved this act, loosing the inner thesbian. Can't wait to the next...
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Post by adrianstephens » November 15th, 2019, 9:05 am

Cyprian Act 3 @ 18:03 ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wonderworkingmagician_cyprian_3_128kb.mp3

His end is both a victory and tragedy.
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