COMPLETE[PLAY]The Cabinet Minister by Pinero - thw

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Post by silverquill » February 19th, 2018, 9:30 am

Sensationally Sweet Sonia.
We all know it. :9:

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Post by ToddHW » February 19th, 2018, 6:04 pm

And a draft of section 1 is now completed (except for Colin and the cast list) - Not ready for PL yet. Yu all sound great!

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

ToddHW wrote:
February 19th, 2018, 6:04 pm
And a draft of section 1 is now completed (except for Colin and the cast list)
:shock: you're right, I forgot about the cast list. And indeed, Colin is in the first act as well...I based myself on the MW, and the section for Colin Act 1 is missing for some reason. :hmm:

I screamed prematurely :lol:

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Post by ToddHW » February 25th, 2018, 5:53 pm

I have had to orphan Lady Macphail.

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Post by Elizabby » February 25th, 2018, 8:43 pm

I'd like to read Lady McPhail please! I love Pinero but I must have missed the launch of this one first time around!
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Post by Kitty » February 26th, 2018, 12:12 am

Elizabby wrote:
February 25th, 2018, 8:43 pm
I'd like to read Lady McPhail please! I love Pinero but I must have missed the launch of this one first time around!
oh, we have a new Lady MacPhail ! Welcome aboard, Beth :D Looking forward to your performance. Colin MacPhail needs a strong hand :lol:

And I totally agree: Pinero's plays, especially the comedies, are wonderful :9: Wish the guy had written many many more.

I'll sign you up. Thanks !

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Post by silverquill » February 26th, 2018, 8:14 am

Stage Directions for Act 3


https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cabinetminister_stagedirections_3.mp3

I've done my best to provide a clean recording.
I'll edit Act 4 today.

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Post by ToddHW » February 26th, 2018, 1:18 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Elizabby » February 26th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Here's Acts 1 and 2 of Lady MacPhail. I've given her a Scottish accent, but this is the first time I've attempted one, so tell me truthfully if you think it sounds weird. It was only three minutes so I can easily re-record in my usual "posh English" accent that I use for upper crust women.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cabinetminister_ladymacphail_1.mp3 (1:28)

EDIT: In my first line in Act 2 it says "MacPhail is ever fatigued" but surely in the context it should be "never"?

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cabinetminister_ladymacphail_2.mp3 (2:05)
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Post by Kitty » February 27th, 2018, 12:40 am

thanks for the first two acts, Beth :9: that was fast
Elizabby wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 11:20 pm
I've given her a Scottish accent, but this is the first time I've attempted one, so tell me truthfully if you think it sounds weird. It was only three minutes so I can easily re-record in my usual "posh English" accent that I use for upper crust women.
well, I like the accent. :thumbs: It makes it more colourful and gives her a distinction. And I love the perfect pronunciations of the Scottish place names :9:

I am not a specialist in accents, so I wouldn't know if this was the way the upper crust was speaking in Scotland though :lol: but it doesn't really matter. It would be just as funny if Lady MacPhail had the same "climb up the ladder" from humble beginnings as Lady Twombley. :mrgreen:

Well the most important thing is bossing around of poor Colin :lol: and I think she is used to having the conductor's baton firmly in hand here.
In my first line in Act 2 it says "MacPhail is ever fatigued" but surely in the context it should be "never"?
ah...no, sorry, but then it would have a comma. "No, MacPhail is..." but how I understood it is she is talking about family pride "No Macphail is..." meaning "none of our Macphails is EVER tired". (like "no child is ever tired" for example)

But: I let you decide if you want to correct it, as both at least mean that this particular MacPhail isn't tired either :lol: With the original she is enhancing her statement a bit more, but it's also ok as it is.

I'll mark both Acts PL ok and you can tell me if you want to correct the sentence for Spot PL.

Great job, in any case :)

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Post by Elizabby » February 27th, 2018, 1:17 am

Ah yes, now I see it!

In that case I'll correct it - I'm recording Act 4 later tonight/tomorrow anyway so I can record it then and patch it in.

I'm quite enjoying the accent! I watched a couple of YouTube videos on it, so it probably isn't highly accurate but it's fun - and I sound like Shrek! ;)
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Post by Kitty » February 27th, 2018, 1:21 am

Elizabby wrote:
February 27th, 2018, 1:17 am
I'm quite enjoying the accent! I watched a couple of YouTube videos on it, so it probably isn't highly accurate but it's fun - and I sound like Shrek! ;)
:lol: I've never seen Shrek so I wouldn't know. But I agree, I also love doing my personal "faux-Scottish" accent. As long as the r's are rolled and the 'ch' properly spoken, it sounds already quite genuine.

All right, I will mark Act 2 back to PL notes. Thanks :)

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Post by Kitty » February 27th, 2018, 1:31 am

silverquill wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 8:14 am
Stage Directions for Act 3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cabinetminister_stagedirections_3.mp3
great Larry, another huge Act :shock: Pinero is really giving the Narrator a LOT to do.

and I must mention this particular line directly at the beginning: "She seizes him by the throat and shakes him violently" -Chris will be pleased to hear that you gave this line the needed bravado to convey Kitty Twombley’s power over Jo Lebanon :mrgreen: :thumbs:

excellently conveying the feelings again in the act. I like that, it places the narrator more as part of the play.

However, you did miss a few lines and a few Character names, where they are needed at the beginning of the speeches. I'll note them all down, so you'll find them quickly. It's not that many actually, so you really did a great job.

> at 2:23: Imogen [Throwing her arms round LADY EUPHEMIA’S neck.] – please insert “Imogen”

> at about 3:31: Lady Twombley [In a sepulchral voice.] missed line. I cannot remember if my voice was “sepulchral” enough here to do without the stage directions LOL

> at 3:42: [She sits staring at the fire as SIR JULIAN enters, playing the flute.] – I heard a very soft “again” after this :lol: I thought that was a witty comment to make me grin (it worked) But then you indeed repeat the line, so could you maybe cut out one of the versions ?

> at 6.38: Mrs Gaylustre [Smiling sweetly at DRUMDURRIS.] – please insert “Mrs Gaylustre”

> at about 7:04: [SIR JULIAN and LADY EUPHEMIA re-enter.]missed line

> at 8.36: All [With various expressions of disgust.] – please insert “All”

> at 9:51: Mr Joseph Lebanon [Replacing the flowers in his coat.] – please insert “Mr Joseph Lebanon”

> at 15:55: Lady Twombley [Following him round the table.] – please insert "Lady Towmbley"

> at 15:59: Mr Joseph Lebanon [Reading the paper.] – please insert "Mr Joseph Lebanon"

> at 16:03: Mr Joseph Lebanon [Returning the paper.] - please insert "Mr Joseph Lebanon"

thank you. Almost done ! Can't wait to hear this play. :9:

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Post by Elizabby » February 27th, 2018, 4:34 am

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Post by benderca » February 27th, 2018, 4:54 am

Kitty wrote:
February 27th, 2018, 1:21 am
Elizabby wrote:
February 27th, 2018, 1:17 am
I'm quite enjoying the accent! I watched a couple of YouTube videos on it, so it probably isn't highly accurate but it's fun - and I sound like Shrek! ;)
:lol: I've never seen Shrek so I wouldn't know. But I agree, I also love doing my personal "faux-Scottish" accent. As long as the r's are rolled and the 'ch' properly spoken, it sounds already quite genuine.
Sonia
lol! It sounds great, Beth! When I do a faux-Scottish accent, I sound like Mel Gibson trying to sound Scottish in Braveheart: Ay doh wanna dah-ey, I wanna lif. Ay wohnt ma frrrrreedum! Then I stick some "wees" and "lasses/lads" in there and I'm set. :lol:

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