OPEN[PLAY]The Benefit of the Doubt by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 22nd, 2019, 5:57 am

Just a note that Fraser is not required to have any particular sound except what YOU want him to have. As Sonia suggests, Scottish might be a natural for him, quite possibly what Steele intended. Or he might have been transplanted from Scotland at a young age (I have not read everything in the play yet to see if this is a possibility) - he might speak with a London accent. Or with any other accent you choose.

I very honestly leave choice of accents and characterizations in ANY part up to the reader. One of the key pleasures of running a play here at Librivox is finding out what the various readers have decided is right. Usually some unexpected things, and always different than I had originally pictured the play on stage myself. So that the completed play is not my vision of what should be, but a truly new and exciting collaborative creation.

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Post by Kitty » January 22nd, 2019, 6:03 am

yes, sorry, if my question made the wrong impression. It was only an inquiry out of curiosity, not a request. :)

I let myself be surprised.

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Post by Foon » January 22nd, 2019, 6:32 am

I wish I was able to do a proper Cockney accent--but alas!

Here's Theophila Act 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/benefitofthedoubt_theophilafraser_1_128kb.mp3
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by ToddHW » January 22nd, 2019, 6:48 am

Foon wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 6:32 am
I wish I was able to do a proper Cockney accent--but alas!

Here's Theophila Act 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/benefitofthedoubt_theophilafraser_1_128kb.mp3
Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » January 22nd, 2019, 7:25 am

Foon wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 6:32 am
I wish I was able to do a proper Cockney accent--but alas!
I don't think Theophila needs a Cockney accent, you're upper-class accent is really wonderful. And Theophila sounds much more forceful than I imagined her in my initial reading. She is holding her head up high and doesn't want to be crushed. :thumbs: She probably has that from her aunt :mrgreen: Though in some parts you let the hurt feelings shine through and that makes for very good effect. All in all, I loved the performance. :clap:

One tiny word is missing though, the rest is perfect:

> at about 12:51: insert missing line: “Thanks.

great start, Foon ! Looking forward to the next act. Breaking-down point for poor Theophila.

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 7:38 am

I could read Quaife!

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Post by Kitty » January 22nd, 2019, 7:44 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 7:38 am
I could read Quaife!
you could indeed :) Thanks for claiming, Campbell.

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Post by Foon » January 22nd, 2019, 10:53 am

Theophila, act 2:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/benefitofthedoubt_theophilafraser_2_128kb.mp3

Act 3 is also recorded, just needs editing. I'll fix the missing line in act 1 together with any others that might appear in the other acts ;)
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Post by Kitty » January 22nd, 2019, 11:51 am

and Mrs Cloys has everything firmly in hand at the end of the day :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/benefitofthedoubt_mrscloys_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 7:38 min.

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Post by Foon » January 22nd, 2019, 12:15 pm

Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm

Act 2 done!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/benefitofthedoubt_quaife_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:27 mins.

Thanks,
Campbell


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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 22nd, 2019, 3:54 pm

Think I finished Act 3! Let me know of any changes I need to make!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/benefitofthedoubt_quaife_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:15 minutes.

Thanks,
Campbell

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