COMPLETE[PLAY] The Country Wife by William Wycherley - thw

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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2018, 1:04 pm

Act 4 ready, not many sentences that are not full of innuendoes :lol: I managed to insert a well-placed pregnant pause here too: "go dine with us; for we shall want a man... at ombre after dinner" :mrgreen:

you know, maybe the way we interpret these sentences says more about us than about the play :wink: :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_mrs_squeamish_4_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:55 min.

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Post by Kitty » November 21st, 2018, 1:21 pm

and Act 5 is done, in which my favourite outburst is "Stop her mouth!" :lol: I tried to sound as desperately alarmed as possible there.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_mrs_squeamish_5_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:20 min.

please, let me know if you want any changes to the performance, Tomas. :) I had indeed fun creating this character.

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 21st, 2018, 6:20 pm

No changes needed, Sonia! This was a fantastic performance. :9: You ended up finding places to slip in innuendos where even I hadn't noticed before LOL. :mrgreen: I love the barely-concealed desire in your delivery, especially when begging for the "china." This is pretty much how I envisioned that scene shaping up to be.

Also, all the lines are accounted for, with no errors, so this is definitely PL OK. :D Thank you for your commitment, hehe.
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Post by Kitty » November 22nd, 2018, 12:19 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 6:20 pm
You ended up finding places to slip in innuendos where even I hadn't noticed before LOL. :mrgreen:
:lol: I guess it takes a dirty mind to see dirty things. :oops:
This is pretty much how I envisioned that scene shaping up to be.
thank you, Tomas !

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Post by Elizabby » November 24th, 2018, 10:59 pm

Lady Fidget:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_ladyfidget_1.mp3 (1:25)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_ladyfidget_2.mp3 (5:39)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_ladyfidget_4.mp3 (3:32)

I've recorded Act 5, but not the Epilogue, so I'll do that with any corrections needed for these files. Also, I've just realised I'm not in Act 3, so I can give you the Bookseller 1 line, if you like.

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 24th, 2018, 11:12 pm

Thank you, Beth. :) I have put you down for the Bookseller, and Sonia will PL your files soon!
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Post by Kitty » November 25th, 2018, 6:56 am

no corrections needed, Beth, these three acts are all PL ok. You make her very upper-class, but still, at least in the 4th act you let shine through that she is very eager for Horner's goods as well :lol: I think the three ladies together will be a hoot.

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Post by NemoR » November 25th, 2018, 7:40 pm

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Post by bluechien » November 25th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Eva D
he hath evermore had the liberty of the prison;
give him leave to escape hence, he would not ...

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 25th, 2018, 9:15 pm

Thank you both. :D It looks like the Fidgets and the Squeamishes are going to be the first ones done in this madcap affair. :9:
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Post by Kitty » November 26th, 2018, 6:08 am

NemoR wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Sir Jasper for your PL'ing pleasure Madam ...
this was an absolutely hilarious performance Nemo. Your constant hehehe's were really getting to me and I couldn't help laughing along. And I marvel at the forced falsetto you kept your voice in. This is the perfect portrayal of an upper-class twat (I hope you don't mind me saying so :lol: )

excellent job. And totally PL ok. Your character may well be stealing the show in some scenes here. :thumbs:

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Post by Kitty » November 26th, 2018, 6:24 am

bluechien wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Ol' Laydee Squeam:
oh-ho....you enjoyed having me under your thumb, didn't you granny Squeamish :mrgreen: I suppose I don't have much freedom under your roof (especially not in the china-collecting department. ;) )

excellent job too, I nearly didn't recognize your voice at the beginning. You sound so much like a cackling old matron, it's fantastic. :clap: She should have had a bigger role. And your dialogue with Sir Jasper at the beginning will be such a cool contrast, you so mistrusting and fierce and he so obliviously careless and cheerio :lol: what a double act.

I'll mark Act 4 already PL ok.

For Act 5, could you do two small tweaks please:

> for the voice credit you left out "read", probably doesn't matter much, but if you wish you could say "Old lady Squeamish read by Eva Davies" just to stay consistent with the other readers

> at 0:06 and at 0:15: “A hypocrite! a dissembler! Speak, young harlotry, speak, how?” and “O thou harloting harlotry! hast thou done't then?“ are in the wrong order. Could you just switch them and reupload, to make it easier for our editor later on ?

Thank you both for this entertaining listen

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Post by bluechien » November 26th, 2018, 7:26 pm

Sorry, I don't know how I manage to scramble up the smallest tracks a bit ... :oops:

Fixes (I hope) to act 5 here:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/countrywife_oldladysqueam_5_128kb.mp3

I was afraid I didn't have a cackling old harridan in me but she was RIGHT THERE! Kind of alarmingly right there! :lol:

I saw, in the BBC production they ditched her entirely and gave her lines to Jasper, ha ha.
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Post by Kitty » November 27th, 2018, 12:40 am

bluechien wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 7:26 pm
I saw, in the BBC production they ditched her entirely and gave her lines to Jasper, ha ha.
:shock: seriously ? She's a great role, and who was the chaperone for Mrs Squeamish (the younger) then ?

PL ok now. Thanks

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Post by bluechien » November 27th, 2018, 11:39 am

Kitty wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 12:40 am
:shock: seriously ? She's a great role, and who was the chaperone for Mrs Squeamish (the younger) then ?
Yeah - if I'm not mistaken, they just left Squeamish unchaperoned, which means Horner had to deal with a trio of totally unrestrained ladies. Jasper urges him on to "Kiss her - kiss her!" I think they also kicked out Lucy's speaking parts until the denouement, so she just smirks throughout. It sharpens up the cast a bit though. The Pinchwife letter-writing scenes in there are just, unforgettable. Every iota of implied violence in the script makes it in. Oh, and because of this I became a lifelong retroactive fan of Anthony Andrews. Ahhhhhhh. :9:
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