OPEN[PLAY]The Torch-Bearers by George Kelly - thw

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Post by JtotheP716 » January 9th, 2020, 9:44 pm

How is Hossefrosse pronounced?

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Post by jennlea » January 10th, 2020, 2:19 am

JtotheP716 wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 9:44 pm
How is Hossefrosse pronounced?
I was wondering the same thing. In the recording I'm editing I said it as “hoe-zuh fro-zuh”. Don’t know if that is correct and can easily change it if need be!
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Post by ToddHW » January 10th, 2020, 12:40 pm

I really do not insist on everyone saying a name (or calling a place, etc) with the same pronunciation. All I ask is that a reader be consistent within their reading, even if that is different than other readers. Characters have varied language backgrounds, they have different accents, they may use cute pet name pronunciations, someone may have anglised/americanized/frenchified/poshed-up their name, whatever. So, while “hoe-zuh fro-zuh” seems like a reasonable pronunciation to me, someone who wanted to make fun of poor Huxley might use "hossie-frossie" or "whosie-frewsie". Hmmm, maybe that last example is too far out there....

(Related to this is the use of different names for the same person: some folks will use the character's last name, some the first, others a relationship name, others a specific title or place name. Mr. Graves, Fred, my friend, comrade, Mom/Dad, Doctor, Baron, Snodsberry-on-Thames. In these cases, of course, the author will have made clear what name they want a reader to use. Whereas we seldom get hints on desired pronunciation.)

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Post by silverquill » January 15th, 2020, 11:49 pm

Stage directions checking in:

First, on Hossefrosse. I pronounced it Hoss-uh-fross. I toyed with different pronunciation, but as Todd has said, it is just a guess. And, I quite agree that in these cases variation is fine among the characters of the play, who themselves might have variations. I thnk it rather adds to the charm of the play. This just seemed easier.

Second, I have finished the stage directions for Act I and have 1:50, as in one hour fifty minutes, of raw recording. There were a lot of interruptions, etc. so I'm sure this will edit down to around an hour and a half or a little less, but this is one long act! Stage directions are probably half of it. :shock:

It'll take awhile to edit and check before it's ready to submit, of course.

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Post by ToddHW » January 16th, 2020, 12:08 pm

Wow. Guess I'm going to need for you to record "Act 1, part 1" and "Act 1, part 2" and even "Act 1, part 3" as part of this. Or at beginning of the act 2 file would be fine if you wish.

Never thought we'd find an author that has more stage directions than Pinero!

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Post by JtotheP716 » January 17th, 2020, 4:41 pm

I recorded both acts together, not realizing your wanted them separate. Should I separate and re upload?

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Post by ToddHW » January 18th, 2020, 4:33 am

JtotheP716 wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 4:41 pm
I recorded both acts together, not realizing your wanted them separate. Should I separate and re upload?
That would be very helpful. When I edit I collect all the files for one act together and it is much easier to not have material from multiple acts mixed in.

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Post by ToddHW » January 18th, 2020, 7:11 pm

Thank you.

(It doesn't matter here becuz I take all your reader files apart to make the assembled master files for a play and only those masters I create finally get uploaded to the catalog. But please watch out for getting the file names correct on other projects. We can't use capital letters, and the extra "." could also cause problems.)

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Post by JtotheP716 » January 20th, 2020, 3:02 pm

oops sorry about that I did not even notice. I'll be more judicious in future.

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Post by jennlea » January 22nd, 2020, 7:12 am

-Jenn B.

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Post by ToddHW » January 22nd, 2020, 12:53 pm

Thank you.

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Post by mightyfelix » January 24th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Nice job on Florence, Jenn! :D I like how you use a slightly different tone when you're playing Florence as herself and when you're playing Florence as she's playing a character.

It looks like I have quite a lot of notes for you, but please don't be intimidated. Most of it is spacing. It's extremely important to leave a good 3-5 second pause in between each line, including each time your line is interrupted by stage directions. This helps Todd to identify the beginning and end of each speech so that he can put everything together in the right order. I recommend that you start at the end of your recording and work your way backwards. This way the time stamps won't change, and it will be easy for you to find each spot. Copy a chunk of silence a few seconds long and paste it everywhere it needs to go. There are a few missing lines as well, which I've noted for you.

0:17 We need a pause for stage directions here: "Rushed like mad. [Flipping her lynx muff] Hello, everybody. Hello, Nelly." These lines may need to be re-recorded, leaving that pause this time. As it is, they run together so that Todd won't be able to stick in "Flipping her lynx muff."
0:27 Pause before "Paula, did you know..."
0:38 Pause before "Where shall I put these, Paula?"
0:44 Pause after "Hello Teddy dear!"
2:28 Missing line: "I've already said that, Nelly."
2:39 More of a pause before "Have you tried?"
2:55 Pause before "Let us get to the point."
3:18 Pause before "concerning our respective futures."
4:15 Pause after "I'm not disputing it."
4:19 Pause after "...persistent malady."
4:32 Pause before "at your expense..."
4:36 Pause after "...personal escort."
5:40 Pause after "...growing boys."
6:16 Two missing lines: "Your tenacity is commendable, but it’s a lost cause. [Looking at him steadily] I appreciate your embarrassment—" (Be sure to leave a pause for stage directions.)
6:42 Pause after "But it has it compensations."
6:50 Underlined part is missing: "You’ll have your memories, and I shall have the wisdom of disillusionment;—[The telephone-bell rings, up in the left hallway. Mrs. Ritter jumps up, places her sewing-basket on the chair, and, touching her hair, comes forward quickly at the right to the table below the piano.] as well as the consciousness of lots of company." (I copied the entire line here just for context. :wink:)
6:59 Pause after "Secondary women."
7:31 Missing line: "That was incidental, eh?"
7:36 Pause after "for lots of people."
7:51 Pause after "primitive husband."
8:05 Missing line: "Go into your office, I’ll talk to this woman."

Also, you may as well correct the file name when you upload again, just to help you get used to the naming conventions. The file name should be (all lowercase) torchbearers_florence_1_128kb.mp3

I'll try to finish the other PLs this weekend. My husband just came down with the flu though, so we'll see.

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Post by mightyfelix » February 1st, 2020, 12:19 pm

I only have one note for Florence on Act 2. Easily made, and easily corrected:

2:54 The line here is "Did you want to leave any message for the Doctor, Mrs. Rush?" I hear "Mr. Rush."

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