OPEN[PLAY]Crossings: A Fairy Play by De la Mare - thw

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Post by Anitazz » July 29th, 2019, 8:39 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Thank you. I see you have done some book readings. Only a couple of things different for plays:

1) Leave 3-5 seconds space between your lines. I have to cut everything apart to paste together the final files and that makes it easier for me to make those cuts cleanly.

2) Be sure to include a voice credit at the beginning of your file: "Lady Minch (of the Hall, Great Crossings), read by [whatever name you want to use as a reader]

3) Have fun acting out the part!

Feel free to ask questions.

Thanks, Todd
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Uploaded the part of Lady Minch (Act 4)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/crossingsafairyplay_ladyminch_04_128kb.mp3 (3:15)

Let me know if you need changes. Thanks!
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Post by mightyfelix » July 29th, 2019, 10:42 am

Well done, Anita. This was your first dramatic recording? You did great! I have a few notes for you, pretty minor.

For your voice credit, you need to include the entire character description as stated in the MW. In this case, it should be "Lady Minch (of the Hall, Great Crossings), read by..."
1:43 Every time your line is interrupted by a stage direction, be sure you leave a space of silence. That occurs here between "Demented!" and "Fairy fiddlesticks!"
1:56 Same idea here. Space between "Tell Sir Thomas" and "Why it was years ago"
2:26 Space between "Julia!" and "Julia, I cannot move"

Pretty easy fixes. Thanks! :D

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Post by Anitazz » July 29th, 2019, 2:46 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 10:42 am
Well done, Anita. This was your first dramatic recording? You did great! I have a few notes for you, pretty minor.

For your voice credit, you need to include the entire character description as stated in the MW. In this case, it should be "Lady Minch (of the Hall, Great Crossings), read by..."
1:43 Every time your line is interrupted by a stage direction, be sure you leave a space of silence. That occurs here between "Demented!" and "Fairy fiddlesticks!"
1:56 Same idea here. Space between "Tell Sir Thomas" and "Why it was years ago"
2:26 Space between "Julia!" and "Julia, I cannot move"

Pretty easy fixes. Thanks! :D
Hi! I've uploaded the corrections. I have recorded for two other Dramatic Readings, but they are both still in process (Courage and A Little Girl in Old Boston). I will remember to pause for stage directions in future. Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/crossingsafairyplay_ladyminch_04_128kb.mp3 (3:28)

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Post by ToddHW » July 29th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Availle wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Not sure if I'm welcoming enough, but I'd be happy to be somebody's sister ;-)
Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » August 4th, 2019, 9:27 am

Anitazz wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 2:46 pm
mightyfelix wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 10:42 am
Well done, Anita. This was your first dramatic recording? You did great! I have a few notes for you, pretty minor.

For your voice credit, you need to include the entire character description as stated in the MW. In this case, it should be "Lady Minch (of the Hall, Great Crossings), read by..."
1:43 Every time your line is interrupted by a stage direction, be sure you leave a space of silence. That occurs here between "Demented!" and "Fairy fiddlesticks!"
1:56 Same idea here. Space between "Tell Sir Thomas" and "Why it was years ago"
2:26 Space between "Julia!" and "Julia, I cannot move"

Pretty easy fixes. Thanks! :D
Hi! I've uploaded the corrections. I have recorded for two other Dramatic Readings, but they are both still in process (Courage and A Little Girl in Old Boston). I will remember to pause for stage directions in future. Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/crossingsafairyplay_ladyminch_04_128kb.mp3 (3:28)

Anita
This is now PL OK. Great voice for the part.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Availle » August 7th, 2019, 1:10 am

Here is Mrs. Welcome, I hope she's manly enough:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/crossingsafairyplay_4_mrswelcome.mp3
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by ToddHW » August 7th, 2019, 7:25 am

Thank you.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 8th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Nice reading, Ava. I like the genial no-nonsense character you gave her. :) I have a few notes for you, mostly spacing.

Missed line at 2:17. "And how's your little Jemima, Mrs. Budge?"
There are several places where your line is interrupted by stage directions, and you forgot to leave a pause. This occurs at:
1:43, after "Louisa, Jeremy!"
1:49, after "a holy terror."
3:25, after "just the difficulty."
3:44 after "long bill to pay for this."
4:02 after "on the duckpond."
4:40 after "come you must."

I also have an optional suggestion for your "Louisa, Jeremy" line at 1:40. (Great chuckle, by the way!) This line is spoken to Jeremy, and I think she's pointing out to him in an undertone "Hey, look, Jeremy, here comes Louisa." From her next line, it seems that Jeremy doesn't like Louisa, so I think she is teasing him here. If you'd like to do it with this kind of tone/dynamic in mind, I think it would work very well. But it's your decision. :)

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Post by Availle » August 10th, 2019, 5:38 pm

Mrs. Welcome fixed and reuploaded.

Thank you! :D
Cheers,
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