FULL[PLAY] Belinda: an April Folly, by A.A. Milne - thw

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Post by LCaulkins » August 16th, 2020, 4:06 pm

Wow! Seriously, Milne's mega-copious stage directions make it take MUCH longer than usual to splice the act together. Just two more pages, though. :) I'll have those finished soon, but I'm going to hold it overnight so I can come back with fresh ears tomorrow and listen to the whole track for any volume or pacing spots I may want to adjust before I upload it for you, Campbell.

By the way, Larry, amazing job with the stage directions. :!:
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 16th, 2020, 4:12 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Wow! Seriously, Milne's mega-copious stage directions make it take MUCH longer than usual to splice the act together. Just two more pages, though. :) I'll have those finished soon, but I'm going to hold it overnight so I can come back with fresh ears tomorrow and listen to the whole track for any volume or pacing spots I may want to adjust before I upload it for you, Campbell.

By the way, Larry, amazing job with the stage directions. :!:
Sounds good, I'm excited!
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Post by ToddHW » August 17th, 2020, 12:03 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Wow! Seriously, Milne's mega-copious stage directions make it take MUCH longer than usual to splice the act together. Just two more pages, though. :) I'll have those finished soon, but I'm going to hold it overnight so I can come back with fresh ears tomorrow and listen to the whole track for any volume or pacing spots I may want to adjust before I upload it for you, Campbell.

By the way, Larry, amazing job with the stage directions. :!:
And doing this play followed Torchbearers where Larry did 4 hours of stage directions!! All these modern playwrights that think they have to tell actors how to act....

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Post by LCaulkins » August 17th, 2020, 12:09 pm

There it is, Campbell! :)

Everybody has done such a remarkable job. I think it's a fun play, and it's coming together fantastically.

We are missing one Devenish line, at 31:17. I've sent JohanSupertramp a message, and hopefully he'll see that soonish.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 17th, 2020, 12:19 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 12:09 pm
There it is, Campbell! :)

Everybody has done such a remarkable job. I think it's a fun play, and it's coming together fantastically.

We are missing one Devenish line, at 31:17. I've sent JohanSupertramp a message, and hopefully he'll see that soonish.
Yay! So if I understand correctly, I can still PL this, knowing that we are missing a line. Correct?
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Post by LCaulkins » August 17th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Yep :)

And then we'll just spot check that one portion later.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » August 27th, 2020, 7:19 pm

I have finished PLing Act 1! Everybody did such a wonderful job, very fun to listen to. And you definitely took a lot of work upon yourself in the editing. I was not expecting to hear every single stage direction, but props to you for putting in the extra work. I have a decent amount of notes, most of them optional. Most of them are volume notes. Be aware that I have mild sound sensitivity, so if you find a note that you don't agree with feel free to ignore.

One thing I noticed is the stage directions felt slightly quiet throughout. No need to change here (I've pointed out any lines I felt could use some fiddling with) but something maybe to think about for the next few acts.

3:12, 6:20-6:35, 15:35 - volume jump

18:45 - stage directions could be a bit louder

19:11-19:13 - these two lined (‘no’, ‘hurriedly’) could be a bit louder

Line beginning at 20:01 could be a bit quieter

21:48-22:01 could be a bit louder

25:49, 29:55 - stage directions could be louder

35:03 - ‘Mrs. Tremayne, I claim the right of age...’ sounds a bit loud to me

35:25 - ‘Mrs. Tremayne, I am a man of substantial position’ also sounds loud

38:33 - this line feels like a volume jump

39:40-39:46 - very mild, but this sounds a bit jumpy/staticky to me

40:02 - Baxter’s line sounds loud

42:07 - ‘how do you do?’ sounds a bit quiet

46:38 - I believe it should be ‘BELINDA, with that…’ (it currently is missing the Belinda). Not sure if this is my mistake in not catching it PLing, but there should be a stage direction that would be easy to copy from

Can't wait for more!
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Post by LCaulkins » August 27th, 2020, 9:22 pm

Campbell, these are amazing notes! Thank you so much! Super appreciated.
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