OPEN[PLAY]Dr Johnson by A Edward Newton - thw

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Post by Kitty » June 17th, 2019, 11:32 pm

Sorry, Chad, this post was overlooked yesterday...
Horner94 wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 7:14 am
May I claim Section 8?
for stage plays, the section numbers get changed around quite often, so which role exactly did you want to claim ? :hmm:
By the way, I cannot get access to the text. Can you please help me with this?

the link is in the first post, is archive.org not working for you ? This is the link: https://archive.org/details/docjohnson00newtrich/page/n9 maybe the site was only temporarily down.

Please confirm the role you want to have and I or Todd will assign it to you. Is this your first participation in a dramatic play ?

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » June 18th, 2019, 11:18 am

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Constructive criticism always welcome

Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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Post by ToddHW » June 18th, 2019, 11:52 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » June 19th, 2019, 2:12 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 11:18 am
Here's my final act:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/doctorjohnson_boswell_3_128kb.mp3
8:41
thank you Campbell, Boswell is his old charming self again. You kept up this slight "ladies man" touch throughout the play :thumbs: Extremely loved it. All perfectly PL ok :) good job !

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Post by Kitty » June 19th, 2019, 2:50 am

Iunta4Ios wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 2:47 am
And here is section 22:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/doctorjohnson_baretti_02_128kb.mp3 (00:35 m)
Pier
thank you Pier, this was perfect. Signior Baretti is quite in awe with Mr Johnson it seems :mrgreen: Nicely done. And PL ok right away. :thumbs:

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Post by ToddHW » July 8th, 2019, 8:07 am

Stage directions read, must edit.

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Post by ToddHW » July 9th, 2019, 11:10 am

Stage directions in MW for PL.

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Post by Kitty » July 10th, 2019, 2:30 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 11:10 am
Stage directions in MW for PL.
excellent narration and wow, that was a lot :shock: I was suprised that the narrator is quite funny at times, gives the whole play a light-hearted note. :)

Just wondering whether you really want to insert the dramatis personae in each act separately ? :hmm: That way we need to say some readers two or three times, instead of just once at the beginning.

Anyway, Act 4 is already PL ok, for the other three I have a few comments:

Act 1:

> at 0:42: (in the dedication): “You have made 17, Gough Square” – you say “I

> at 11:24: (p. 7) “a young man with a tip-tilted nose” – I think I hear “till-tipted” :?

Act 2:

> at 1:19: Piozzi did not have any lines, so we probably won’t need him in the voice credits

> at 9:35: (p. 61) “Dr. Johnson” – only here you call him “Mister Johnson”

Act 3:

> at 2:13: (p. 70) “Servant leaves the room.” “(Dr. Johnson,) speaking to himself” – I would insert “Dr Johnson” here, because otherwise it sounds as if the servant was speaking to himself

> at about 3:48: (p. 74): missed line: “Mr. Boswell enters

An extremely funny incident I have to mention: in the scene where Mrs Thrale signs the contract, it's mentioned only after the signing that she "stops pouring tea": I marvel how she could sign while pouring tea :lol:

Really looking forward to hearing all this assembled.

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » July 10th, 2019, 8:49 am

Because the cast list is so long with many people that only are heard in a single act, I decided early on that I would put a cast list in each act just as the book itself does.

I shall make the other fixes as you suggest.

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Post by catharmaiden » July 13th, 2019, 4:28 am

I claim Mrs. Woffington, a socialite, as it seems, in Act I.
In act II I claim Miss Streatfield, who has all of 1 sentence. :) I further claim in this act Mrs Garrick and Mrs Carter and advance the null hypothesis: these ladies do not have a speaking role. So I won't be offended if I don't get any voice credit for them. LOL
And in act four I could be Mrs. Desmoulins who does indeed say a word or two.

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Post by ToddHW » July 13th, 2019, 12:48 pm

Thank you. Sorry I misled with the non-speaking women roles.

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Post by ToddHW » July 14th, 2019, 1:03 pm

Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » July 14th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Stage directions for Acts 1,2,3 fixed; ready for spot PL.

Thank,s Todd

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