COMPLETE[PLAY]Engaged by W. S. Gilbert - thw

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Post by skypigeon » April 11th, 2020, 3:46 pm

Why not :D :D :D

Question: The instructions for act III say do not sing (thank you) but to read ALL. Meaning the part the script says to sing, or something else?

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Post by ToddHW » April 11th, 2020, 4:26 pm

Read all the words for your part - PLUS any part that the script has labeled "ALL" - whether they are supposed to be spoken or sung. But please do not sing the words that the script says to sing; just chant them.

Two reasons I don't like to deal with singing. Well, maybe three.

1. (Most important) It is very hard to ensure that the tunes people sing are public domain. We don't want to have to remove a recording becuz someone accidentally hummed a Beatles tune or some other copyrighted song and we did not catch that before cataloging. This is also why we don't have background music - even if the tune is public domain, the performance might not be.

2. Sorry, but we're not all consistently great singers. Especially a problem when I am combining voices together. I can deal with changing rhythms to match things up, but some people have different ideas about what pitch to use (I'm an early music nut, so my harpsichord is at A=415, but my guitar is A=440 so I understand the confusion) and then they might wander around a fair bit. Audacity and I just can't deal with that.

3. (Least important) I got into Librivox when I lost my voice to tinnitus and so I'm jealous of those who can still sing.

I prefer that people just chant. The author's words are what we are all about here; they are what is most important.

Thanks, Todd

(This all said, there has been some grand and glorious singing in some of the plays I have done and I am delighted. But I still prefer no singing, or at least submittals with both singing and no-singing versions for me to select from in the same file. And with an understanding that if I use the no-singing version it's okay with you: I just liked it better than the singing version.)

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Post by MrsHand » April 13th, 2020, 7:19 am

May I read Maggie?

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Post by ToddHW » April 13th, 2020, 7:37 am

Thank you.

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Post by LydiaCW » April 13th, 2020, 8:35 am

Lydia

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomine tuo da glorium!

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Post by ToddHW » April 13th, 2020, 9:48 am

Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » April 13th, 2020, 6:05 pm

Thank you, and G'day mayhte. Oh, wait, that's Aussie, not Scots. Hmmm. I may be in trouble here....

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Post by Kitty » April 14th, 2020, 11:39 am

an excellent role for you, Craig. Such a pity the scene was so short, I loved your rants and your sobbing at the end. :lol:

Only one small snippet required:

> from 0:46-0:53: (p. 56) "Now sir...etc" can be cut, this is Cheviot speaking

The rest is perfect, thanks !

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 14th, 2020, 11:45 am

LydiaCW wrote:
April 13th, 2020, 8:35 am
Here's Parker!
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_parker_2_128kb.mp3
thank you, Lydia, Parker is straight PL ok. I loved the bit of snappiness she first has with Cheviot, but in the end she seems to be taken in by him anyway :lol:

Well done !

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 14th, 2020, 12:07 pm

MrsHand wrote:
April 13th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Here's Maggie, my Scots is not very good...hopefully it's passable!
it sounds quite good and fluent to me, it was a feat to read this strange script :lol: Maggie is quite an ingénue, but in the end she is clever too. :thumbs: I liked the performance.

Act 1 is already PL ok.

However some missed lines in the other acts:

for Act 2:

> at about 0:06: (p. 69) missed line: "Ah, sir, ye said that we were to ca' on ye this day at eleven o'clock, and sae we've coom a' the way fra Dumfries to see ye."

for Act 3:

> at about 0:48: (p. 85) missed ALL line: "What ?"

thank you

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Post by MrsHand » April 14th, 2020, 3:55 pm

Here's Maggie's revisions. I get the feeling she knew what she was doing. "I can't marry you, I'm engaged" turns into selling herself off for a couple bucks, then suing for a thousand when she knew full well he was married. Her mama didn't raise no dummy (as my southern family would say)!


https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_maggie_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_maggie_3_128kb.mp3

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Post by ToddHW » April 14th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Southern Scotland, you mean? That'd be England, I believe....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » April 15th, 2020, 1:29 am

MrsHand wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Here's Maggie's revisions. I get the feeling she knew what she was doing. "I can't marry you, I'm engaged" turns into selling herself off for a couple bucks, then suing for a thousand when she knew full well he was married. Her mama didn't raise no dummy (as my southern family would say)!
yes you may well be onto something there :lol: Everything PL ok now, thanks

And while we're at it...here is the wise mum who raised such an intelligent child :mrgreen: I hope I'm rolling my 'r's enough :|

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_macfarlane_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:57 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_macfarlane_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:44 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_macfarlane_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:33 min.

Sonia

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