COMPLETE[PLAY] Orra: A Tragedy by Joanna Baillie - thw

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Post by Kitty » January 17th, 2018, 7:59 am

ChuckW wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 8:24 pm
The last bit of narration... and it's kinda long.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/orra_narration_5.mp3
I apologize for the weird scraping sounds that pop up during my silences. My neighbor decided to shovel snow while I was recording.
you have a lot of snow ? We have only rain here :(

Great narration yet again, Chuck :thumbs: I love the way you read the stage directions.

I found a few errors still (one highly entertaining :lol: you'll see...)

> at 2:29: (p. 82) “With careless derision” – you say “ceaseless”

> at 6:57 (p. 90) – “Running into the cave...” – you say “returning”

> at 11:22 (p. 98) – “Hughobert overhearing them” – you say “overpowering” – thank you, that really cheered me up no end, to picture the count overpowering his wife and attendant :mrgreen:

> at 12:15: maybe you could repeat “by Joanna Baillie” in the end disclaimer

oh and forgot to mention, your volume is barely 83 dB. But you will adjust that anyway in the editing phase.

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Post by ChuckW » January 17th, 2018, 6:23 pm

Kitty wrote:
January 17th, 2018, 7:59 am
ChuckW wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 8:24 pm
The last bit of narration... and it's kinda long.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/orra_narration_5.mp3
I apologize for the weird scraping sounds that pop up during my silences. My neighbor decided to shovel snow while I was recording.
you have a lot of snow ? We have only rain here :(

Great narration yet again, Chuck :thumbs: I love the way you read the stage directions.

I found a few errors still (one highly entertaining :lol: you'll see...)

> at 2:29: (p. 82) “With careless derision” – you say “ceaseless”

> at 6:57 (p. 90) – “Running into the cave...” – you say “returning”

> at 11:22 (p. 98) – “Hughobert overhearing them” – you say “overpowering” – thank you, that really cheered me up no end, to picture the count overpowering his wife and attendant :mrgreen:

> at 12:15: maybe you could repeat “by Joanna Baillie” in the end disclaimer

oh and forgot to mention, your volume is barely 83 dB. But you will adjust that anyway in the editing phase.

Sonia
Thanks for the help, Sonia! This should do it. :-)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/orra_narration_5.mp3
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Post by Kitty » January 18th, 2018, 1:12 am

ChuckW wrote:Thanks for the help, Sonia! This should do it. :-)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/orra_narration_5.mp3
thanks, Chuck, it does indeed :) PL ok now. The narration part is done. Good job !

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Post by phileasfogg » January 18th, 2018, 5:30 am

Hello I can do the role of the attendant
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Post by Kitty » January 18th, 2018, 5:32 am

phileasfogg wrote:Hello I can do the role of the attendant
:9: thank you Victor for taking part here. I'll sign you up. Have fun

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Post by ChuckW » January 18th, 2018, 7:21 pm

phileasfogg wrote:
January 18th, 2018, 5:30 am
Hello I can do the role of the attendant
Thank you so much. :-)
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Post by ChuckW » January 24th, 2018, 9:03 am

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Post by Kitty » January 24th, 2018, 1:44 pm

Ah finally I can hear one assembled act of the play :9: we all sound great together but special kudos go to Ava here, who has the central role in this act, giving us a believable performance of a woman slowly going mad :thumbs:

Act 4 PL ok. No doubt about that.

Good job, Chuck :) You only forgot to put the names of all the readers for this act into the reader slot in the MW. Or are you doing that all right at the end ? :hmm:

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Post by ChuckW » January 25th, 2018, 2:32 pm

Kitty wrote:
January 24th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Ah finally I can hear one assembled act of the play :9: we all sound great together but special kudos go to Ava here, who has the central role in this act, giving us a believable performance of a woman slowly going mad :thumbs:

Act 4 PL ok. No doubt about that.

Good job, Chuck :) You only forgot to put the names of all the readers for this act into the reader slot in the MW. Or are you doing that all right at the end ? :hmm:

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Nope, I'm just a forgetful idiot. I'll fix that now.
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Post by phileasfogg » January 28th, 2018, 10:25 am

Well I don´t know if i could pronounce them correctly or give the appropiate intention in the words and their linking. My tarzanlike english is maybe not the best for a play in ancient english, but is a minor role so.... i won´t ruin your cake
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Post by ChuckW » January 28th, 2018, 12:14 pm

phileasfogg wrote:
January 28th, 2018, 10:25 am
Well I don´t know if i could pronounce them correctly or give the appropiate intention in the words and their linking. My tarzanlike english is maybe not the best for a play in ancient english, but is a minor role so.... i won´t ruin your cake
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/orra_attendant_5.mp3
I think you're being too hard on yourself. I rather like the recording. :-)

I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many accents or performance styles in a dramatic project. That's one of the beauties of Librivox.
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Post by Kitty » January 29th, 2018, 1:31 am

phileasfogg wrote:Well I don´t know if i could pronounce them correctly or give the appropiate intention in the words and their linking. My tarzanlike english is maybe not the best for a play in ancient english, but is a minor role so.... i won´t ruin your cake
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/orra_attendant_5.mp3
Victor, you did not ruin it AT ALL. I like the character you created, he sounds somehow very serene and quiet, a bit sad too in a way. The sort of dedicated attendant to his lord. I can well picture him on stage. As for potential accent, it is not spoiling the enjoyment of listening at all. Back then, they surely were not all locals either that worked in the castle. :mrgreen:

On the whole it's super well done and although you only had a few lines, you made the most of them to give your person a real character :thumbs: This is what we want.

I have a few corrections to add though:

> at 0:23: (p. 82 bottom): “last night i’ the midnight watch she disappeared” – this i’ is the abbreviation of “in”, so it’s better if you pronounce it like a Spanish “i” not the English pronoun “I”, because it changes the meaning.
It’s actually totally fine if you simply read “in”, because then it’s much clearer what it means and it’s easier to pronounce ;) (I myself would have said “in” there, instead of “i”). So: “in the midnight watch”.

> at about 0:46: (p. 98 top) missing lines: “Lady, I bring you most dismal news: too grievous for my Lord, so suddenly and unprepar’d, to hear

> at 1:01: (p. 98 middle) “foul stains” – this is probably optional, but I mention it anyway, since you told me to correct the pronunciation: “foul” is said like the ‘ou’ in “house”. Yours sounds more like “full”, which would change the meaning slightly

Excellent job, Victor, I am totally happy that you participated here :9: and I hope it won't be the last time.

PS. the expression "tarzanlike English" made me chuckle :lol:

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Post by silverquill » January 29th, 2018, 9:46 pm

I think maybe I looked at this briefly, but since you need just two roles, you can put me down for Maurice.
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Post by Kitty » January 30th, 2018, 12:39 am

silverquill wrote:
January 29th, 2018, 9:46 pm
I think maybe I looked at this briefly, but since you need just two roles, you can put me down for Maurice.
super, so you're going for the sleazy spy and traitor :mrgreen: thank you Larry. I'll sign you up, since Chuck is probably still in the land of nod.

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Post by ChuckW » January 30th, 2018, 6:20 am

Kitty wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 12:39 am
silverquill wrote:
January 29th, 2018, 9:46 pm
I think maybe I looked at this briefly, but since you need just two roles, you can put me down for Maurice.
super, so you're going for the sleazy spy and traitor :mrgreen: thank you Larry. I'll sign you up, since Chuck is probably still in the land of nod.

Sonia
I was indeed asleep! :lol:

Thanks Larry. Maurice is a really fun role. I had originally considered taking it before deciding to narrate instead.
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