OPEN[PLAY]The Hobby-Horse by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » May 2nd, 2020, 11:27 am

My pleasure. And if I don't like what Chris says, I'll just deamplify it by 12 dB before I cut it in!!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 2nd, 2020, 11:51 am

“(thinking ahead also what a coarse behaviour Chris as her real hubby will cook up :lol: )”

The Reverend may have been discussing the mares’ form guide in the local newspaper’s racing section, but he was heard to comment: “You know, her form is good, and well-exposed, but personally, I think she’s carrying a bit too much weight.”

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Post by Kitty » May 2nd, 2020, 11:54 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 11:51 am
“You know, her form is good, and well-exposed, but personally, I think she’s carrying a bit too much weight.”
this is exactly the kind of statements that will be decreased by 12 dB or more :mrgreen: (the reverend would never say such a thing)

looking forward to your performance Chris

Sonia

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 6th, 2020, 12:51 pm

They say that, in life in general, if you work hard, you’ll soon rise to the top of the heap; but let me tell you, when you’re a stablehand, that’s what’ll happen if you don’t work hard.

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Post by ToddHW » May 11th, 2020, 4:48 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » May 12th, 2020, 4:04 am

ah well, you play her so absolutely endearing, Devorah :9: you are perfect in this role. And I think the ladies Moxon and Jermyn are quite a good match in mischievousness ;) Miss Moxon only provided the small nudge that Mrs Jermyn needed :mrgreen:

Loved the whole performance and can't wait to hear your lines assembled with Pinching in the quarrelling scene ! Both acts PL ok. Thanks

Checker gave me a bit of a warning on noise in Act 3, but to my ears it sounds fine.

Sonia

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Post by mightyfelix » May 12th, 2020, 6:25 am

I was a little worried about noise on act 3. I didn't hear anything unusual while I was recording, but afterwards, when I did my noise reduction, the beginning and end were clean, but there was still some fuzz in the middle. (There's not now, because my normal dramatic role editing method is to cut/paste spaces so spacing is even, but it's probably still under the words.) It sounded fine to me, and I was afraid to run more noise cleaning, so I left it.

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 19th, 2020, 10:54 pm

I can read for Mrs.Landon

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Post by ToddHW » May 20th, 2020, 6:05 am

Ambsweet13 wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 10:54 pm
I can read for Mrs.Landon
Thank you and welcome.

I see you have a poetry reading in already. Some notes about dramatic works: The first posting in this (and every) project has the instructions on file names and uploading files and posting the uploader link in the forum to have the file Proof-Listened. These instructions are pretty standard throughout Librivox.

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file, which should be something like: "Iphicrate, prince in love with Eriphyle, read by XXXX" (whatever you want your reader name to be)

2) then browse through the text (link to the text is in the first posting) and record all the lines you have to speak. Also include any "All" lines while your character is on stage. For a big role it may be good to read the entire play to get into character, but at least it would be good to read a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role.

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [whines], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting.

4) your file will be proof-listened, and you may receive some notes on corrections and their time locations in your file. These will be posted in the forum and show in the Magic Window marked as "See PL Notes" - please cut corrections into your file to update it and upload a new file (SAME NAME) in a reasonable time - like before your voice and equipment setup change and everything sounds different!

5) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 5-10 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 5-10 seconds of pause there, because our editor (me) later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his (my) master file and it's helpful if he (me) has enough space to fiddle with

That's it, I think. Just have fun acting out. And post any questions here.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 22nd, 2020, 9:32 am


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Post by ToddHW » May 22nd, 2020, 9:58 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » May 23rd, 2020, 6:20 am

Ambsweet13 wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 9:32 am
Here's Mrs. Landon! :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/hobbyhorse_mrslandon_1_128kb.mp3 (0:55)
excellent, thank you so much, you play poor Mrs Landon with the needed destitution :mrgreen: Well done and PL ok :) Great to have you on board.

Sonia

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