COMPLETE[PLAY]The Thebaid by Racine - thw

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Post by ToddHW » March 10th, 2020, 1:43 am

I too do not pre-read. I like getting hit with the surprises that the author throws my way so I can react with surprise and freshness.

Even though sometimes I have to do over as you did. In a story I recorded this weekend, about halfway through the author said that the character's voice I was then doing "continued to be low and toneless and sibilant". Well, that wasn't how I had done it up to that point. So back to the beginning and read again I went....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by adrianstephens » March 10th, 2020, 3:07 am

Kitty wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 1:13 am
:lol: that's why I pays to read the whole thing first ;) no nasty surprises. Well you knew Creon would not be the gentle uncle and loving father to all the kiddies, right ? But he is quite a piece of scheming manipulator, I must admit.
Agreed. I pre-read spottily, and missed the vital clue. Oh well, serves me right.


And I'm happy to hear that the English blank verse does work well after all. The translator did a good job.

I only have a couple of notes for Act 1, the others are all PL ok

> for the voice credit, please always give the full description as in the MW: "Creon, their uncle, read by Adrian Stephens"

> at 0:31: (p. 12): "to make the conqueror seek ignoble flight" – I can only hear "noble" which is the exact opposite

Great job. Thank you so much, Adrian. I knew you'd be perfect in the villain's role. :mrgreen:

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Thank you for your kind words, again, Sonia.
Here is the corrected version: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_creon_1_128kb.mp3

I'll have to avoid getting type-cast. Perhaps a simpering fool next.
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Post by Kitty » March 10th, 2020, 3:11 am

adrianstephens wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 3:07 am
Here is the corrected version: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_creon_1_128kb.mp3
I'll have to avoid getting type-cast. Perhaps a simpering fool next.
:lol: good luck with that. Looking forward to it. Maybe a country wench in petticoats ;) Now that would break your villain-streak.

Creon now PL ok, thanks !

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Post by AdamBielka » March 10th, 2020, 6:11 am

I'm happy to claim Attalus
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Post by Kitty » March 10th, 2020, 6:24 am

AdamBielka wrote:
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I'm happy to claim Attalus
sure, welcome aboard, Adam. Glad you enjoy a good tragedy as well. :9:

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Post by AdamBielka » March 10th, 2020, 6:37 am

Kitty wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 6:24 am
AdamBielka wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 6:11 am
I'm happy to claim Attalus
sure, welcome aboard, Adam. Glad you enjoy a good tragedy as well. :9:

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I really enjoyed Sophocles version... although I found myself cheering more for Kreon than the author intended! He stood up against pressures to grant a pardon based on nepotism. Which was neat.
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Post by Kitty » March 10th, 2020, 6:40 am

AdamBielka wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 6:37 am
I really enjoyed Sophocles version... although I found myself cheering more for Kreon than the author intended! He stood up against pressures to grant a pardon based on nepotism. Which was neat.
oh the villains often are cooler than the good guys. Here of course Creon is quite the power-hungry schemer :lol: Excellently played by Adrian, you'll see in the final version

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Post by LydiaCW » March 12th, 2020, 5:27 pm

Can I claim Antigone, please?
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Post by Rhodygirl62 » March 12th, 2020, 8:10 pm

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Post by NemoR » March 14th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Soldier act 2 please.
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Post by Kitty » March 15th, 2020, 5:50 am

NemoR wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Soldier act 2 please.
and another one fully claimed, thank you Nemo !

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Post by LydiaCW » March 16th, 2020, 1:40 pm

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