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Post by ToddHW » March 31st, 2020, 11:56 am

Thank you.

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 31st, 2020, 1:19 pm

jennlea wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 11:27 am
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 9:19 am
If this is your first time, you did incredibly. I only have a few notes:

9:43 – heard vhemenance instead of vehemence

12:12 – need to include ‘Mrs. Hartley’ in this direction

16:11 – heard ‘crosses’ instead of ‘closes’

18:01 – heard ‘shyly’ instead of ‘slyly’

Thanks so much for reading!
Thank you! Here are the corrections. I have no idea why I pronounced vehemence the way I did and now my mouth can't seem to say it the correct way :lol:
Fingers crossed I finally got it right!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hartleys_stagedirections_arthureckersley.mp3
It is PL OK now. Isn't it funny how our mouth wants to say things certain ways?
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pronouns: they/them

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Post by ToddHW » April 1st, 2020, 9:23 am

Recorded the First Half Chorus of Satyrs for The Cyclops. Ready for PL.

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

I wanted to do this play cuz I was taking a theater class (until it got shut down by the virus) and the teacher talked about how the Greek theater used only a couple of main characters but a huge chorus in front of the stage to essentially narrate as well as dance/fight/set the scene. Probably becuz with the big open air amphitheaters you couldn't hear very well so you needed the many voices of the chorus and their choreography to tell you what was going on.

Note that it would be nice if whoever does the Second Half Chorus of Satyrs could try to copy the rhythm of the First Half Chorus reader (me). But don't worry too much - I may alternate some of the chorus lines rather than superimpose them all together all the time.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » April 1st, 2020, 9:46 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 5:07 am
:D
ToddHW wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 1:05 pm
ktaylor07 wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 8:53 am
Here's "Mary Setzer" from "Dog Gast Ye Both"

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/oneactplays013_08_mary_128kb.mp3
Thank you. PL OK. Now that you're a head'n for a wedd'n, I best get my lines in so's I can be the groooom!

Todd
:D It's sure as shootin' gonna be one heck of a shindig!
Well, here be Laurence, your groom to be. Sure hopes you be still a-interested in a-getting hitched to me after all this!

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

Thanks, Todd

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Post by benderca » April 1st, 2020, 11:58 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Here's my reading of the Stage Directions for "He Said And She Said"

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/oneactplays013_02_stagedirections_128kb.mp3
Thank you so much, Kelly! Fantastic reading of the stage directions. I have two notes:

At 2:04, the word "Enid" seems to be cut out of “He kisses Enid affectionately…”. I just hear "Ee"

and

At about 6:22, please add (Exit up center.)

Thanks,
TJ

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Post by ktaylor07 » April 2nd, 2020, 6:32 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 9:46 am
ktaylor07 wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 5:07 am
:D
ToddHW wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 1:05 pm

Thank you. PL OK. Now that you're a head'n for a wedd'n, I best get my lines in so's I can be the groooom!

Todd
:D It's sure as shootin' gonna be one heck of a shindig!
Well, here be Laurence, your groom to be. Sure hopes you be still a-interested in a-getting hitched to me after all this!

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

Thanks, Todd
Hit sounds sweet as a peach, sugar! :P

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Post by ktaylor07 » April 2nd, 2020, 1:12 pm

Nettle wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 6:20 am
Section 70, Norah from An Irish Engagement is ready for PL.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/anirishengagement_norah_watts.mp3
04:15

I attempted a British-esque accent since I don't know how to do an Irish one, hope it turned out ok. :hmm:
Norah is PL OK :clap:

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Post by ktaylor07 » April 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm

benderca wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 11:58 am
ktaylor07 wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Here's my reading of the Stage Directions for "He Said And She Said"

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/oneactplays013_02_stagedirections_128kb.mp3
Thank you so much, Kelly! Fantastic reading of the stage directions. I have two notes:

At 2:04, the word "Enid" seems to be cut out of “He kisses Enid affectionately…”. I just hear "Ee"

and

At about 6:22, please add (Exit up center.)

Thanks,
TJ
Corrected file is posted!

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Post by benderca » April 3rd, 2020, 5:17 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
benderca wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 11:58 am
ktaylor07 wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Here's my reading of the Stage Directions for "He Said And She Said"

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/oneactplays013_02_stagedirections_128kb.mp3
Thank you so much, Kelly! Fantastic reading of the stage directions. I have two notes:

At 2:04, the word "Enid" seems to be cut out of “He kisses Enid affectionately…”. I just hear "Ee"

and

At about 6:22, please add (Exit up center.)

Thanks,
TJ
Corrected file is posted!
Thanks, Kelly! Narrator for He Said and She Said is PL OK!

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Post by ToddHW » April 3rd, 2020, 6:29 am

MW updated.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by benderca » April 3rd, 2020, 6:36 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 6:29 am
MW updated.

Thanks, Todd
Thanks, Todd!

I have a question for you, Todd. Does it make a difference if the noise cleaning is done before conversion to mp3 the first time? I didn't ask Kelly to noise clean because I thought I could do it when I put it back into Audacity, but noise cleaning leaves her voice with a strong echo. When I noise clean my own files, this doesn't happen. Should I ask Kelly to noise clean her file before I edit it in?

Thanks for your advice,
TJ

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Post by ToddHW » April 3rd, 2020, 7:07 am

I always treat a reader file as the best they can do. So I seldom (never?) noise clean what I get.

mp3 does drop out some data. I regard it as unnoticeable in a file - in fact, I actually download my own character mp3 files from the MW rather than find and use my original Audacity files when I edit a play.

But I have not done what you are trying to do with the reconverted (mp3 to Audacity) files. I guess you have shown that everything should be done to a file before it gets exported as mp3, and that makes sense: I see people talk about saving their archive copies as FLAC so they don't lose data in case they need to go back to reprocess.

(I confess I never do this - I just save the Audacity files. Yes, I know it takes up a buncha space on the computer but is easier for my brain to handle. Also - I have labels in my Audacity files with character entries, scene changes, etc, that might be useful in reworking something.)

Thanks, Todd

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Post by jennlea » April 3rd, 2020, 9:19 am

May I sign up to read the Stage Directions for An Irish Engagement?
-Jenn B.

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Post by ToddHW » April 3rd, 2020, 10:00 am

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by Availle » April 5th, 2020, 5:07 am

Todd, I could help out with the stage directions for the cyclops (section 50), and, if I deduce correctly that Philene of 27 is a girl, then I can read her as well - IF and only IF there is no singing involved, of course! :shock:
Cheers,
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