OPEN[PLAY]The Cabinet Minister by Pinero - thw

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Post by Kitty » January 5th, 2018, 12:16 am

silverquill wrote:
January 4th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Just checking in to let you know I have the stage directions recorded for all four acts. I'll get them edited as soon as I can. Tried posting this just minutes before the forum was taken off line this morning. We're snowed in here north of Boston....
wonderful Larry. If you wouldn't mind, could you upload each act you have finished right when it's ready ? I'd prefer if I didn't get those 4 acts in one swoop, so as not to be overwhelmed with PLing.

Thank you
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Post by benderca » January 5th, 2018, 8:33 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 5:12 pm
My Scottish friend told me she would no longer talk to me if I leave the botched up version for all eternity to hear... :wink:

Say it like you mean it, TJ! :D

“Mah Scots mukker tellt me she wid na langer blether tae me if ah didnae fix tha tairible go fur aye tae hear.”


Cheers,
Chris
Ha! Thanks, Chris! I'll give it a try!
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Post by silverquill » January 12th, 2018, 10:17 am

Starting to edit the stage directions, so here is Act I. I had to only one line over, so I hope it sounds okay. Let me know if I'm doing these right, or if there is anything I need to add at the beginning.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cabinetminister_stagedirections_1.mp3 16:10

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Post by Kitty » January 12th, 2018, 10:20 am

silverquill wrote:Starting to edit the stage directions, so here is Act I. I had to only one line over, so I hope it sounds okay. Let me know if I'm doing these right, or if there is anything I need to add at the beginning.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cabinetminister_stagedirections_1.mp3 16:10
I'm on it, will get to you right away. Thanks so much Larry. Stage direction are quite important in Pinero plays.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » January 12th, 2018, 6:27 pm

ok Larry, posting this before I go to bed. :) First of all thank you for the huge work, I know from experience that Pinero is really stretching the stage directions quite a bit.

I did notice that you basically left all those directions out which referred emotions. After consulting back with Todd, we came to the conclusion that some of them really can be left out, but others are a bit too tricky to convey through the voice alone, as they are also quite visual (which we can't convey in a reading). Could I ask you to insert those back into the correct slots please ?

Here is the list, and in order not to mess up the time-stamps, remember to start at the end ;)

> at about 4:13:
"Valentine White, mimicking Brooke"
"Valentine White, in horror"

> at about 4:48: "Lady Euphemia Vibart, indifferently"

> at about 5:49: "Lady Euphemia Vibart, reproachfully"

> at about 8:26: "Imogen, with dignity"

> at 9:02: "Mrs Gaylustre, to Lady Twombley, with a little sob" - you forgot to mention "with a little sob"

> at about 9:11: "Sir Julian Twombley, mournfully"

> at about 12:32: "Macphail, sadly"

> at about 13:10: "Sir Julian in evening dress, enters with a letter in his hand"

> at 14:32: "Mrs Gaylustre, producing Lady Twombley's letter to Brooke" - you forgot to say "Mrs Gaylustre"

> at 15:01: "Sir Julian Twombley, to Lady Twombley, reproachfully" - you omitted "reproachfully"

It would really be great for the other acts, if you could simply include all the stage directions. I agree, some will get cut, but it's better if Todd has the choice to take it or leave it. :)

Other than that, the intro disclaimer is not our standard, as mentioned in the first post. Could you please change that one to: "Act 1 of The Cabinet Minister, by Arthur Wing Pinero. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org."

Then I further noticed, in the Dramatis Personae you never said "read by", but I think all the readers have given their correct voice credits, so this is not necessary to change for the time being. You're off the hook on that one ;)

Thank you so much. And now: good night. It's half past 2 here. :?

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Post by silverquill » January 12th, 2018, 7:16 pm

I'm sorry I misunderstood about the stage directions that are just instructions to the actors on how to say their lines, like sadly, quietly, with dignity, etc. In other plays these have usually been omitted, It will take me some time to go back to find them and include them in the rest of the acts, but I'll do my best and hope they sound okay. I'll fix the intro, of course. Thanks so much. :D

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Post by Kitty » January 13th, 2018, 2:01 am

silverquill wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 7:16 pm
I'm sorry I misunderstood about the stage directions that are just instructions to the actors on how to say their lines, like sadly, quietly, with dignity, etc. In other plays these have usually been omitted, It will take me some time to go back to find them and include them in the rest of the acts, but I'll do my best and hope they sound okay. I'll fix the intro, of course. Thanks so much. :D
yes I am sorry. :( There is even a chance that one or two of these get excluded as well here, but we can't be sure beforehand, and otherwise I need to check every reader once again, to see whether they captured it enough to leave the direction out. It's easier if the narrator does them all by default and then the editor can choose.

But you shouldn't have trouble at all to record them. I wrote down everything you have to re-record. Just do a new file, record all these sentences in one go and then copy/paste them in the right slot. If you start with the LAST sentence and put it into 15:01, the time-stamps before won't change at all. Then the second but last and so on. It's only when you start from the beginning that all the others will move away from the time I gave you.

In fact I will have much more trouble Spot PLing them once more, because then the times will have changed and I need to find them back again ;)

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Post by silverquill » January 13th, 2018, 7:16 am

Okay, understood, Sonia.

Yeah, I learned about starting at the back on my file corrections the hard way. I still remember the first time just getting lost.

I certainly don't want to make more work for you. I'll see if I can't get you the new time stamps for the spot PL. Of course, I'll go through what I've already recorded and add in anything missing so that you get perfect files to PL, or as near perfect as I can make them.

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