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

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Post by silverquill » April 7th, 2020, 9:40 pm

Well, these days I have more time to edit than record, so finished stage directions for Act I.
As usual, I've included them all, including those that are really just instructions to the actors, like "earnestly" etc. So they are there to use or omit as you see fit. Milne is really specific about movements and positions, etc,, but here you go:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3 31:28
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 8th, 2020, 1:04 pm

JohanSupertramp wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 1:12 pm
I was just starting to PL Act 1 stage directions, and noticed a missing line in Act 1 for Devenish. It is at 3:15 in your recording, and is 'Where will my lady sit!'. It was hidden next to Belinda's line with no stage direction, so it looks like we both missed it. Sorry for not catching it sooner!
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Post by LCaulkins » April 8th, 2020, 8:18 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Well, these days I have more time to edit than record, so finished stage directions for Act I.
As usual, I've included them all, including those that are really just instructions to the actors, like "earnestly" etc. So they are there to use or omit as you see fit. Milne is really specific about movements and positions, etc,, but here you go:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3 31:28
Thanks, Larry -- I need to get my act in gear and edit my Act 1 recording as well!! I appreciate the inclusion of everything, just in case. :)
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 9th, 2020, 12:03 pm

Stage directions act 1 notes:

11:52 – heard ‘affection’ instead of ‘affectation’

17:40 – tiny note – missing ‘old’ in ‘poor old Baxter’. Lynette may very well choose to use the actor’s voice in that part though

22:02 – missing line ‘to Baxter’

25:03 – missing ‘with’ in ‘moving with her’

I agree that many of these directions were intrusive. I guess the writer did not want the director to have too much control over the positions of everybody!
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Post by silverquill » April 12th, 2020, 11:20 pm

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Stage directions act 1 notes:

11:52 – heard ‘affection’ instead of ‘affectation’

17:40 – tiny note – missing ‘old’ in ‘poor old Baxter’. Lynette may very well choose to use the actor’s voice in that part though

22:02 – missing line ‘to Baxter’

25:03 – missing ‘with’ in ‘moving with her’

I agree that many of these directions were intrusive. I guess the writer did not want the director to have too much control over the positions of everybody!
Well, except for the one missing "to Baxter line," I did notice the others, but thought they'd be okay. But, I've made all of the above little corrections. and uploaded the new file.

Thanks for the careful PL. I now it is a challenge. :thumbs:
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 15th, 2020, 10:34 am

silverquill wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 11:20 pm
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Stage directions act 1 notes:

11:52 – heard ‘affection’ instead of ‘affectation’

17:40 – tiny note – missing ‘old’ in ‘poor old Baxter’. Lynette may very well choose to use the actor’s voice in that part though

22:02 – missing line ‘to Baxter’

25:03 – missing ‘with’ in ‘moving with her’

I agree that many of these directions were intrusive. I guess the writer did not want the director to have too much control over the positions of everybody!
Well, except for the one missing "to Baxter line," I did notice the others, but thought they'd be okay. But, I've made all of the above little corrections. and uploaded the new file.

Thanks for the careful PL. I now it is a challenge. :thumbs:
PL OK!

I always find it interesting that people have different ideas of when something changes the text. I have received notes that I feel like don't change anything, yet I also give notes that others feel like don't change anything. I guess we all think uniquely.
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Post by LCaulkins » April 15th, 2020, 2:16 pm

Thanks so much, folks. :) I've done some housekeeping on the MW, so it's orderly again.
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Post by LCaulkins » April 26th, 2020, 3:33 pm

Hey, thanks :)
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Post by benderca » April 26th, 2020, 4:02 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Hey, thanks :)
You're very welcome, Lynette.

Here's Betty, Act 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_betty_2_128kb.mp3

I couldn't find any lines for Betty in Act 3. Please let me know if I've overlooked something.
Thanks,
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Post by LCaulkins » April 26th, 2020, 7:35 pm

benderca wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 4:02 pm
LCaulkins wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Hey, thanks :)
You're very welcome, Lynette.

Here's Betty, Act 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_betty_2_128kb.mp3

I couldn't find any lines for Betty in Act 3. Please let me know if I've overlooked something.
Thanks,
TJ
Got both files loaded for our DPL. I think you're correct - I only see Betty mentioned in the stage directions; no lines.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 27th, 2020, 6:34 am

benderca wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 4:02 pm
LCaulkins wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Hey, thanks :)
You're very welcome, Lynette.

Here's Betty, Act 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_betty_2_128kb.mp3

I couldn't find any lines for Betty in Act 3. Please let me know if I've overlooked something.
Thanks,
TJ
Both 2 acts are PL OK, nice work.
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Post by silverquill » May 4th, 2020, 9:52 pm

Stage Directions for Act 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_stagedirections_2_128kb.mp3 30:39

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Post by LCaulkins » May 5th, 2020, 7:33 am

Thanks, Larry! It's loaded for Campbell's attention. :)
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 5th, 2020, 1:58 pm

silverquill wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Stage Directions for Act 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_stagedirections_2_128kb.mp3 30:39

(It's all about the mole)
Nice work, you put great character in it. Only a few notes:
10:23 - direction needs to include ‘Belinda’ here as it is the beginning of her line

15:53 - direction needs to include ‘Tremayne’ here as it is the beginning of his line

22:22 - direction needs to include ‘Baxter’ here as it is the beginning of his line
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