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Post Posted:: December 6th, 2017, 9:01 pm 

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May I narrate?

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 2:27 am 

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MrsHand wrote:
May I narrate?


Great! Thanks, Kristin.

I haven’t added the characters’ names and descriptions to the dramatis personae yet, but I think I would like these to be part of the narrator’s lines. So I will add them later today.

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 1:54 pm 

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May I have the opinion of the troupe on a matter of voice characterisation for this Lord Proudly role?

This character being something of a Lord Flashheart type, I had thought to give him the uproariously boisterous military voice of previous plays, but I’ve since been considering a different twist.

While still making him a distinct blowhard (roaring at the servants, instead of poor “Emma”), I thought to make his brawling, flirting persona even more ludicrous by giving him some slightly foppish aristocratic speech defects. “W” in place of some letters “R”, and perhaps a slight lisp.

Thus he would be “woawing at the thervants, with a bwawling, flirting, perthona”.

Do you think this could work, or is the role better off with the full-bore Admiral Rankling?


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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 2:05 pm 
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SonOfTheExiles wrote:
This character being something of a Lord Flashheart type

:shock: he is ? now this will be good 8-)

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This he would be “woawing at the thervants, with a bwawling, flirting, perthona”.

the question is more, do you think you can keep up these speech impediments for the entire role ? I myself would only do a lisp for a very short role, because I know I cannot convincingly keep that going for too long.

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 2:32 pm 

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Hi Chris,

Ha! Yes, I thought the same thing when I read the script: absolute Lord Flashheart! Perhaps crossed with the Major from Fawlty Towers.

The second option you mention, with the rhotacism etc, is how I read Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin https://librivox.org/our-american-cousin-by-tom-taylor/

But in that case, it was because that's how the character is traditionally performed. I worry that if you really go for it with Proudly it might give the impression that this is how he's written: like when Victorian authors wrote their regional characters' dialogue phonetically.

So it might be safer to go with a blustery, military voice that doesn't stray from the text as written.

But anyway, this is just a suggestion and you should feel free to do whatever you prefer as long as you think the listener will be able to follow the dialogue. I am reluctant to be too prescriptive.

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 3:01 pm 

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“So it might be safer to go with a blustery, military voice that doesn't stray from the text as written.”

You haven’t heard my blustery, military voice yet, have you, Rob? :twisted: Fair enough though, give the audience what they want.

Our Sergeant-Major’s got a crown upon his arm...”


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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 12:24 pm 

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Bold act 5 ready for spot PL. The missing lines begin around 2 minutes in.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_bold_5.mp3

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Post Posted:: December 9th, 2017, 2:29 am 
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RobBoard wrote:
Bold act 5 ready for spot PL. The missing lines begin around 2 minutes in.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_bold_5.mp3

yes now all the lines are in. You could have taken part in the group saying "'Tis the lord Feesimple!" but I think it doesn't matter much.

As for the "Hang her whore" explamation, I personally think your second version works best here. :thumbs:

PL ok now

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Post Posted:: December 9th, 2017, 4:24 am 

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Kitty wrote:
You could have taken part in the group saying "'Tis the lord Feesimple!" but I think it doesn't matter much.


Yes, I put Bold into that "Omnes" group, but on closer reading I think he already knows it's Feesimple, so he wouldn't be surprised.

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Post Posted:: December 11th, 2017, 10:47 am 

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Here's the Narrator Acts 2-5.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_5.mp3


I didn't see any updates to Act 1's script, so I'm holding off on it until the decision mentioned is made. I did notice that it says "Stage directions and prologue read by" so I'm also wondering if you're wanting the introduction to the play read as well.

Thanks!

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Post Posted:: December 11th, 2017, 11:51 am 

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MrsHand wrote:
Here's the Narrator Acts 2-5.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_3.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_5.mp3


I didn't see any updates to Act 1's script, so I'm holding off on it until the decision mentioned is made. I did notice that it says "Stage directions and prologue read by" so I'm also wondering if you're wanting the introduction to the play read as well.

Thanks!

Thanks, Kristin, and apologies for not updating the dramatis personae yet. I have done it now. Regarding the prologue, the author wrote one for the original edition of the play but I see that it is not included in this edition, so I have amended the line. Thanks for alerting me to that.

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Post Posted:: Today, 9:40 am 

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Here's Act 1 Narrator:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/amendsforladies_narrator_1.mp3

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