OPEN[PLAY]Life is a Dream by Calderón - thw

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Post by CharlesMichael1397 » May 18th, 2020, 7:52 am

I'm sorry that I've taken almost a month Todd, but now I'm recording my lines for Astolfo! I need some help with pronouncing these names.

Is Clorilena pronounced clor-i-LEE-na or clor-i-LEN-na?

And how is Recisunda pronounced?

And is Muscovy pronounced like MUSK-oh-vee?

How is Segismund pronounced?

Thanks!

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Post by ToddHW » May 18th, 2020, 9:46 am

I do NOT care if people pronounce other character's names (or place names) differently from each other - I treat that as people just having an accent, or using pet name pronunciations, or something like that.

But I would like to have people use the same consistent pronunciation of names throughout each file. So once you pick a pronunciation, please stick with it.

Thanks, Todd

(Note: if we had stage directions done, or any of the characters you name, you could listen to how they say names in the dramatis personae/voice credits. But we don't have that option available at this time.)

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Post by alanmapstone » May 18th, 2020, 9:58 am

CharlesMichael1397 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 7:52 am
Is Clorilena pronounced clor-i-LEE-na or clor-i-LEN-na?
And how is Recisunda pronounced?
And is Muscovy pronounced like MUSK-oh-vee?
How is Segismund pronounced?
Hi
I think Muscovy is MOSS-ke-vee
Segismund is SEG-is-mund
Clorilena is your first option
Not sure about the other one but I think the stress is on SUN
Hope this helps 😸
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Post by cadastra » May 18th, 2020, 10:56 am

Availle wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Here is Rosaura:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lifeisadream_rosaura_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lifeisadream_rosaura_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lifeisadream_rosaura_3_128kb.mp3

I'm sorry for the weird cadence of this one, especially in act 1. It seemed first like a poetic translation with rhymes and then the translator got tired of it or something but the formatting didn't change... :roll:

I'm happy to redo anything for this one, I'm not 100% satisfied with it myself.
Rosaura Act 1 PL notes:
0:36-0:40 Long pause
01:54 Misreading that affects meaning ("is our victual" read as "is your victual")

Rosaura Acts 2 and 3 are PL OK.
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Post by cadastra » May 18th, 2020, 11:01 am

Algy Pug wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Act 2 for Basilio corrected and reuploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lifeisadream_basilio_2_128kb.mp3
8:57

Cheers
PL OK.
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Post by cadastra » May 18th, 2020, 11:11 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 1:56 am
Clotaldo act 3 revised

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lifeisadream_clotaldo_3.mp3

Good spot :thumbs: the minor misread entirely changed the meaning of the sentence.

Glad you did this play Todd :thumbs: I have loved it ever since seeing it at Stratford many years ago. I have a better more modern translation (actually a Spanish-English parallel text) which shows how much Fitzgerald changes the original play. For instance he removed all reference to the illegitimacy of Rosaura who in the original is the illegitimate daughter of Clotaldo. Fitzgerald makes her the daughter of a man who saved his life. This was probably because illegitimacy was a sensitive, almost taboo, subject in England in Victorian times.
The Spanish play also has much longer speeches, one speech of Rosaura occupies 7 pages :hmm:
Sounds beautiful - thank you!
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Post by ToddHW » May 18th, 2020, 12:32 pm

I put Soldier 1 and Lord in Waiting in the MW for PL. They will get combined with lines from Soldier 2 and Captain, and Chamberlain when I edit so as to sound crowd-like.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 23rd, 2020, 7:52 am

Can I be the Captain?
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Post by ToddHW » May 23rd, 2020, 8:35 am

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by cadastra » May 25th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Lord in Waiting, Act 2 PL notes:
01:45 Repeat ("And on a sudden how he stands at gaze as might a wolf just fasten'd on his prey, glaring at a suddenly encounter'd lion." x2)
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Post by ToddHW » May 25th, 2020, 5:16 pm

cadastra wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Lord in Waiting, Act 2 PL notes:
01:45 Repeat ("And on a sudden how he stands at gaze as might a wolf just fasten'd on his prey, glaring at a suddenly encounter'd lion." x2)
I can't decide which of the two versions will fit in best, so for now I will keep both of them in and decide while I edit.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by cadastra » May 25th, 2020, 5:37 pm

ToddHW wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 5:16 pm
cadastra wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Lord in Waiting, Act 2 PL notes:
01:45 Repeat ("And on a sudden how he stands at gaze as might a wolf just fasten'd on his prey, glaring at a suddenly encounter'd lion." x2)
I can't decide which of the two versions will fit in best, so for now I will keep both of them in and decide while I edit.

Thanks, Todd
Okie dokie!
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Post by Availle » May 29th, 2020, 4:54 am

cadastra wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 10:56 am
Rosaura Act 1 PL notes:
0:36-0:40 Long pause
01:54 Misreading that affects meaning ("is our victual" read as "is your victual")
Thank you!
Act 1 fixed and reuploaded. :D
Cheers,
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Post by ToddHW » May 29th, 2020, 6:11 am

Thank you.

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