OPEN[PLAY]Civil Service by Hare - thw

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 22nd, 2021, 1:26 pm

benderca wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 2:30 am
Thanks, Annie! Nice reading -- you're quite convincing as the beautiful flirt... :wink:
There were a couple of deviations from script in Act 1 that didn't change the meaning any, so I won't mention them.

I'll just point out this one word, which I also don't think changes the meaning and could be left as is:
0:50
It must be nearly time to open the postoffice, isn't it. Mr. Peavy? -- you say "reopen"

Todd? (You see, I'm a little nervous with all this power... :lol: ).

Here's the updated Act 1.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_octavia_1_128kb.mp3

If there are more errors or misspoken lines please do point them out. I'm happy to fix them :D
(You might become the DPL who's too nice if you don't pick on us! :wink:)

Annie


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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 23rd, 2021, 12:38 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 4:29 pm
I can't think of anyone else who has ever promised to take a tomato for me
Thanks, Todd
Well ... not in the chest.

The leg, maybe.

Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 23rd, 2021, 12:43 am

benderca wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 6:32 am
That's a lot of deep thinking, you're doing there, Chris.
It's a career move.
benderca wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 6:32 am
Better watch out, you may strain your brain... :lol:
Hey, I'm just as far from the apes as you Homo sapiens are, I just took a shortcut, okay?


Cheers,
Chris
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Post by ToddHW » February 23rd, 2021, 5:23 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 12:38 am
ToddHW wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 4:29 pm
I can't think of anyone else who has ever promised to take a tomato for me
Thanks, Todd
Well ... not in the chest.

The leg, maybe.

Chris
Ah, the ole Leg Before Tomato move. Brilliant.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » Yesterday, 9:44 am

Goldie Wex act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_goldiewex_1.mp3

Thanks to TJ for taking on the DPL role :clap:

I have used my usual attempted US accent here. Its probably not right for the Mid-West (more Beverley Hillbillies) but its the only one I can do :help:
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Post by adrianstephens » Yesterday, 11:58 am

May I play Steve Audaine?
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Post by adrianstephens » Yesterday, 11:59 am

alanmapstone wrote:
Yesterday, 9:44 am
Goldie Wex act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_goldiewex_1.mp3

Thanks to TJ for taking on the DPL role :clap:

I have used my usual attempted US accent here. Its probably not right for the Mid-West (more Beverley Hillbillies) but its the only one I can do :help:
I once read a piece in my "american" accent and was confidently identified as being Canadian.
That takes some courage!
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Post by Shawn510 » Today, 7:59 am

benderca wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 2:00 am
Shawn510 wrote:
February 20th, 2021, 9:45 pm
Here is my act 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_postmaster_1_128kb.mp3

07:16 length

Thanks!
Thanks, Shawn! Nice reading!

One small note at 3:02:
The line reads: "I'll see if I can't fix a job for him here in town."
You say: "I'll see if I can't fix him up for a job here in town."
I think "fix him up with a job" would have the same meaning, but fix him up "for" a job sounds like you need to fix old R.F.D up (which may be the case ... :lol: ). I'll let Todd decide.

Here, I fixed up the part about fixing:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_postmaster_1_128kb.mp3 (7:16)

Thanks


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Post by adrianstephens » Today, 11:47 am

Here we are:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_steveaudaine_1_128kb.mp3 15:10 @ 50%
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_steveaudaine_2_128kb.mp3 4:43
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_steveaudaine_3_128kb.mp3 3:48

It's certainly a change from esculent fish. Inspired by the indomitable Mr Mapstone, I may have committed a crime against good taste
in that I attempted an accent somewhere west of Ireland and east of Yakutsk.
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