OPEN[PLAY]The Stolen Heiress, by Centlivre - thw

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Post by Kitty » June 22nd, 2022, 9:33 am

well I was inspired to record my Lavinia this evening, now that I've heard so many great performances already from this play :9: I loved her character, she knows her mind, and her ingenious confession to get out of marriage was really an act of bravery for those times.

Hope you like it. In Act 2 there is one misappropriated speech due to a typo, it belongs to Larich, not Lavinia: "This rather shou'd be Don Sancho's Son——his Words and Habit speak him most learned——I am the Person, pray let me be bold to crave your Name." I'll make a note in the MW so we won't forget.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/stolenheiress_lavinia_1.mp3
Recording time: 2:17 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/stolenheiress_lavinia_2.mp3
Recording time: 2:34 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/stolenheiress_lavinia_3.mp3
Recording time: 0:35 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/stolenheiress_lavinia_4.mp3
Recording time: 3:34 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/stolenheiress_lavinia_5.mp3
Recording time: 0:15 min.

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » June 22nd, 2022, 10:16 am

Perfect. Well hussied. All acts PL OK.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » June 23rd, 2022, 1:41 am

ToddHW wrote:
June 22nd, 2022, 10:16 am
Perfect. Well hussied. All acts PL OK.
hussied ! well compared to what father and uncle are calling me in that play, this is still a compliment I guess. :lol:

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Post by ToddHW » June 23rd, 2022, 3:25 am

Thought you’d like that comment. Lavinia actually only has to act hussi-ish (hussi-ish being anything other than being demure and doing whatever Dad says) when really cornered into the arranged marriage. And she really is a fighter, willing to say whatever is necessary to get her true love.

Shameful that situation happened - I guess the idea of using a foreign country as the location of such a play is so the English audience can say “well we don’t treat our woman that way” when of course they actually did. Jane Austen saw Centlivre plays (known from her letters) and wrote her books about about the same marriage arrangements - in England. And with the things the women had to do to have any choice over who they ended up with.

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Post by Kitty » June 23rd, 2022, 3:55 am

ToddHW wrote:
June 23rd, 2022, 3:25 am
Thought you’d like that comment. Lavinia actually only has to act hussi-ish (hussi-ish being anything other than being demure and doing whatever Dad says)
oh yes, she is definitely only playing demure :lol: btw I noticed there were many sentences that were not marked as "aside" but seeing what was being said, I used an "aside" voice, because I really felt it was an aside and not spoken aloud.

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Post by ToddHW » June 23rd, 2022, 4:07 am

Yes, I heard the asides when I PL’d and I agreed with your interpretation.

I’ll be a bit out of touch for a few days - no MW, but maybe forum. Carry on!

Thanks, Todd

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