FULL [PLAY]The Thebaid by Racine - thw

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Post by alanmapstone » March 23rd, 2020, 9:44 am

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Post by Kitty » March 23rd, 2020, 9:53 am

alanmapstone wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 9:44 am
Polynices act 2 corrected
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_polynices_2.mp3
thank you, Alan, absolutely PL ok now. Nice patch. :)

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Post by MichaelMaggs » March 23rd, 2020, 12:24 pm

Bibliographic Notice, recorded separately as requested by Todd for possible use as a separate "act 0" track.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_narrator_bibliographicnote_128kb.mp3 29:46

I learned a lot about Racine. :D

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Post by ToddHW » March 23rd, 2020, 1:35 pm

Thank you. I really liked this biography when I read it.

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Post by alanmapstone » March 24th, 2020, 5:32 am

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Post by ToddHW » March 24th, 2020, 6:32 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » March 24th, 2020, 7:57 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 12:24 pm
Bibliographic Notice, recorded separately as requested by Todd for possible use as a separate "act 0" track.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_narrator_bibliographicnote_128kb.mp3 29:46
I learned a lot about Racine. :D
an excellent narration, Michael, thank you so much. And I agree, it is a highly interesting section. I guess the best would indeed be to make it a separate Section 0, since it is so long.

I learnt that Racine had done one single Comedy in his life. I never knew that. We need to find that one and perform it for LV after all the tragedies :lol:

Totally PL ok. :thumbs: Not sure if Todd wanted the footnotes included, but he can decide that in the editing phase. In any case, it was a wise decision to include them for the time being. And they are interesting, so I guess we will keep them.

Thank you

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Post by Kitty » March 24th, 2020, 8:06 am

alanmapstone wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 5:32 am
Polynices act 4
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_polynices_4.mp3
the ambitions know no bounds here, yes Polynices presents his case well. Excellent job, Alan. It gave me quite some ideas on how to perform my Jocasta role as well.

PL ok. Thanks !

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Post by ToddHW » March 24th, 2020, 8:35 am

Kitty wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 7:57 am
Not sure if Todd wanted the footnotes included, but he can decide that in the editing phase. In any case, it was a wise decision to include them for the time being. And they are interesting, so I guess we will keep them.

Thank you

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Yes, I plan to keep the footnotes. The first one my theater professor gave almost verbatim in class last month (before the classes were all canceled).

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » March 26th, 2020, 3:10 am

I took a break from PLing to record Jocasta, it was time.

I know that critics always blamed Racine that Jocasta was too lamenting all through the play (who can blame her ?). But I also think that many things she says show of rage as well as despair. So I decided to make her forceful in some scenes. Especially the scene where she blames the gods for the misfortunes and in the end when she tells their sons to go kill each other. I don't think we do Racine justice if she is weeping her way through those lines.

Well...I hope you like my interpretation :) I definitely loved recording it. She runs through all the stages of weeping, pleading, goading, flattering, reasoning with and blaming her sons, it's a challenging role to act out. :9:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_jocasta_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 9:36 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_jocasta_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:59 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_jocasta_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 6:56 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_jocasta_4_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 8:28 min.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » March 26th, 2020, 3:29 am

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So I decided to make her forceful in some scenes.

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Post by ToddHW » March 26th, 2020, 5:19 am

Wow. What a performance! Lament, rage, persuasion, hope, resignation, despair all powerfully conveyed. Jocasta is definitely PL OK.

Normally I record all of my part before I listen to another (yours at least, since you can't PL your own). I didn't do that this time, and now I must, humbled, head for my microphone knowing that my Eteocles is only a minor player in this story, a part of the scenery. Your Jocasta could be released as a dramatic monologue and nothing would be lost as a result. Racine has even written the stage directions into your words as you say what the wayward brother do - or don't do - as you speak.

The gauntlet has been tossed down before all the rest of us to see if someone else will be even faintly remembered as our assembled audience leaves the theater for the street at the end of the play. Maybe I'll have to console myself that at least the play is named after me - oh, no, I even have to share that honor with my brother!

Again, wow.

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Post by Kitty » March 26th, 2020, 5:41 am

ToddHW wrote:
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Your Jocasta could be released as a dramatic monologue and nothing would be lost as a result.
:oops: I didn't expect the exuberant praise. I really don't know what to say to this.

But I must thank you again for giving me the opportunity to play this dream-role (I know I nagged you long enough to perform Racine :lol: )
The gauntlet has been tossed down before all the rest of us to see if someone else will be even faintly remembered as our assembled audience leaves the theater for the street at the end of the play.
oh there is no fear of that. The ones I heard so far were all great as well ! And I am sure the rest of you can do your roles justice as well.

And don't forget most of them have Act 5 to shine in still, while Jocasta is already mouldering away in her bedchamber :lol:

thank you again

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Post by LydiaCW » March 28th, 2020, 2:12 pm

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Post by Kitty » March 28th, 2020, 2:49 pm

LydiaCW wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Here's Antigone corrected for act 2!
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/thebaid_antigone_2_128kb.mp3
excellent correction, and now PL ok. Thank you so much !

Sonia

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