COMPLETE[PLAY]The Gay Lord Quex by Arthur Wing Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » December 25th, 2018, 2:05 pm

Act 3 assembled. You all sound great!

Need to groom before final PL. Maybe tomorrow.

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Post by catharmaiden » December 25th, 2018, 2:48 pm

It's done. I'm done (literally) :birthday:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gaylordquex_narrator_1_128kb.mp3 (28:40)

Merry Christmas to everybody involved in the project.

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Post by ToddHW » December 25th, 2018, 7:40 pm

Thank you!

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Post by svonb002 » December 25th, 2018, 9:01 pm

Hello. May I claim the Second Gentleman for Act 1?
~ Stefan V.

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Post by Kitty » December 26th, 2018, 2:47 am

svonb002 wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Hello. May I claim the Second Gentleman for Act 1?
wohoooo, thank you so much, this makes us fully claimed :9: Guys, we're really near completion here. Wonderful.

Enjoy the role !

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Post by Kitty » December 26th, 2018, 9:11 am

catharmaiden wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 2:48 pm
It's done. I'm done (literally) :birthday:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gaylordquex_narrator_1_128kb.mp3 (28:40)
and the first act is also perfectly PL ok. Thank you so much for this big job in the last few days. :9:

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Post by svonb002 » December 26th, 2018, 12:46 pm

Here is the part for the second gentleman.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gaylordquex_secondgentleman_1_128kb.mp3

0:32 min
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Post by Kitty » December 26th, 2018, 12:51 pm

svonb002 wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Here is the part for the second gentleman.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gaylordquex_secondgentleman_1_128kb.mp3
thank you, Stefan, for the quick turn-around :9: the second gentleman is totally PL ok. You are making him very classy with a touch of aloofness, but still friendly. Nice characterization.

I hope to hear you again soon in another play. :D

Sonia

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Post by benderca » December 27th, 2018, 6:41 pm

Miss Moon (her Assistant), Act 4:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gaylordquex_missmoon_4_128.mp3

Wow. I was so sure I had already uploaded this file that I had already transferred the folder off my laptop (luckily to an external hard drive). Ooops. Sorry for the delay.

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Post by ToddHW » December 27th, 2018, 7:15 pm

benderca wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Miss Moon (her Assistant), Act 4:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gaylordquex_missmoon_4_128.mp3

Wow. I was so sure I had already uploaded this file that I had already transferred the folder off my laptop (luckily to an external hard drive). Ooops. Sorry for the delay.
Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » December 28th, 2018, 5:08 am

benderca wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Miss Moon (her Assistant), Act 4:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gaylordquex_missmoon_4_128.mp3
Wow. I was so sure I had already uploaded this file that I had already transferred the folder off my laptop (luckily to an external hard drive). Ooops. Sorry for the delay.
good thing you found the file back ! Miss Moon perfectly PL ok. You do sound a tiny bit blood-thirsty here when you want to assure us you don't like hearing about people having their limbs cut off.... now aren't we a bit ghoulish, Miss Moon ? :lol:

One step closer to finishing, now only waiting for Chick Frayne !

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » December 29th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Act 3 ready for final PL. Oh, sometimes I am just not a very nice person. Or, maybe I really am....

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Post by Kitty » December 29th, 2018, 4:26 pm

ToddHW wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Act 3 ready for final PL. Oh, sometimes I am just not a very nice person. Or, maybe I really am....
oh I know how you were in that act, Todd :mrgreen: can't wait listening to this assembled. But not tonight, it's after midnight here, and this act is over one hour :shock:

but tomorrow first thing !

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Post by Kitty » December 30th, 2018, 3:40 am

ToddHW wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Act 3 ready for final PL. Oh, sometimes I am just not a very nice person. Or, maybe I really am....
Oh this was brilliant, Todd. :clap: Just what I was hoping for. While I already thought that the scene with Quex and the Duchess was great, it was paled by the performance you and Devorah delivered here. Quex is so incredibly devilish there, and Sophy's transition from first a cunning cat to later a begging suppliant is craftily acted out. Excellent job, both of you. :thumbs:

I noted down all the stage directions that I think we can cut out, first because they are excellently conveyed by the acting and voicing, secondly because they don't add anything more to the scene and also because they make the rapid flow of that particular scene move smoother.

These are my suggestions, there are many, so it's advisable to start cutting from the end to keep the time-stamps correctly ;) :

> at 12:32: DUCHESS. [Shocked.] My good girl!
> at 17:24: QUEX. [Distinctly.] No red fire.
> at 18:45: QUEX. [Pausing.] Cruel—?
> at 21:14: QUEX. [Hastily.] Yes, yes; you've recalled it already to-day.
> at 26:56: QUEX. [In a queer voice.] Sophy?
> at 27:31: QUEX. [Quietly.] Duchess—
> at 27:36: DUCHESS. [Surprised.] Eh?
> at 29.26: DUCHESS. [Faltering.] Oh! oh, great heavens!
> at 29:31: QUEX. [Encouragingly.] It's all right—it's all right.
> at 30:02: DUCHESS. [Aghast.] What will she do? will she tell?
> at 33:36: DUCHESS. [In astonishment.] I!
> at 37:39: SOPHY. [Slightly embarrassed.] Y—yes.
> at 37:44: QUEX. [Sharply.] Eh?
> at 37:46: SOPHY. [Defiantly.] Yes; you know I have.
> at 39:01: QUEX. [Angrily.] What!
> at 39:45: SOPHY.[Hotly.] A wicked man like you engaged to a sweet girl like Miss Muriel!
> at 47:22: QUEX.[Coolly.] Well? and what then?
> at 47:41: SOPHY.[Derisively.] Ha, ha! will it!
> at 49:04: SOPHY.[Disconcerted.] Oh—ah, yes—but
> at 49:12: SOPHY.[Falteringly.] Yes, but—but she made me do it.
> at 51:49: SOPHY.[Blankly.] What do you mean?
> at 55:30: Oh! [panting] oh! oh!
> at 56:34: Ha! [Calmly.] No, my dear Sophy,
> at 57:54: QUEX.[Sternly.] Go on.
> at 58:07: SOPHY.[Weakly.] Oh!
> at 1:00:02: SOPHY.[With a gasp.] Ah! stop a bit!
> at 1:00:09: SOPHY.[Wildly.] Why, it's like selling Muriel!

a special note for the servants. I was thinking that maybe here it would have sounded less confusing if you'd let one servant say the first sentence and one the second. In each instance, they are saying two sentences. Maybe if they excitedly spoke those falling into each other a bit, that would do the trick. But if that's too complicated, it's fine as it is.

> at 1:02:15: What is it? what's the matter?
> at 1:02:28: What did you ring like that for? Thought the place was afire!
> at 1:02:39: THE VOICES.[Angrily.] Oh, good-night. - the stage directions can be cut out here as well, we know who is speaking by then

Absolutely brilliant job ! One of the best scenes/acts I've ever heard. :9:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » December 30th, 2018, 7:39 am

Sonia,

Thanks so much for all the detailed suggestions. I wondered about making some of them as I groomed, and am glad to have your opinion agree. I will make these changes.

Thanks, Todd

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