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Post by Algy Pug » July 2nd, 2020, 6:10 pm

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Post by Kitty » July 3rd, 2020, 4:13 am

oh this is a promising start for a dramatic plot. This guy is egging his daughter on to commit suicide if she doesn't do what he wants :shock: quite the psychopath character trait :lol: and you reading it all with a sort of nice smile on your face and gentle voice, this makes it all the more creepy. A really interesting character. He should have had a bigger role ! Well played, Algy :thumbs:

Act 4 is already PL ok, but I have a few notes for Act 1:

> at 1:24-1:32: (p. 8) if I may suggest a clarification here: in my opinion, judging from what is actually said, the first two sentences are the "aside" sarcastic thoughts of Don Lopez, and the last sentence is a question asked aloud to Isabella. In old scripts the "aside" is often written at the end of the sentence that is the aside (I know ... confusing, but I assume this is what happened here). I think the speech would be made clearer if you put on your whispery-aside voice to the beginning and the stern-parental booming voice to the final sentence

> at 1:47: (p. 9) "you shall have a better errand to church than to say your prayers there" – you say "here" which sounds odd in context. He means, she has a better reason to go to church than say the prayers there – namely she will marry Guzman there soon ;)

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Post by Algy Pug » July 3rd, 2020, 3:53 pm

Act 1 for Don Lopez corrected and reuploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wondersecret_donlopez_1_128kb.mp3
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Post by Kitty » July 4th, 2020, 1:47 am

Algy Pug wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 3:53 pm
Act 1 for Don Lopez corrected and reuploaded:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wondersecret_donlopez_1_128kb.mp3
excellent, yes you caught the exact tone of voice in both parts than I would have expected :clap: especially the church/prayer comment ! Thanks, now definitely PL ok.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 9th, 2020, 7:07 am

Gibby act 3

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wondersecret_gibby_3.mp3

I have tried to make this as incomprehensible as I can :lol:
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Post by ToddHW » July 9th, 2020, 8:14 am

tHaNk U. (As incomprehensible as that?)

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Post by Kitty » July 10th, 2020, 1:12 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 7:07 am
Gibby act 3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wondersecret_gibby_3.mp3
I have tried to make this as incomprehensible as I can :lol:
8-) :thumbs: it sounds extremely cool, Alan ! And not incomprehensible to me. You manage an accent without making it obscure. Really good job. I love Gibby ! PL ok.

Oh and Todd, I read through a particular scene in Act 2 where Flora and Inis will fight over your Lissardo :lol: Extremely looking forward to this cat-fighting scene. You may end up as collateral damage in this :mrgreen:

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Post by alanmapstone » July 10th, 2020, 1:20 am

Kitty wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 1:12 am
alanmapstone wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 7:07 am
Gibby act 3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/wondersecret_gibby_3.mp3
I have tried to make this as incomprehensible as I can :lol:
8-) :thumbs: it sounds extremely cool, Alan ! And not incomprehensible to me. You manage an accent without making it obscure. Really good job. I love Gibby ! PL ok.
Thanks Sonia :thumbs: This is just the sort of fun cameo role that I really like to do rather than anything too large.
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Post by Kitty » July 10th, 2020, 1:22 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 1:20 am
This is just the sort of fun cameo role that I really like to do rather than anything too large.
I can totally understand that. And very often the short roles steal the show from the big'uns in some scenes. :mrgreen:

Go, Gibby !

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Post by ToddHW » July 10th, 2020, 5:02 am

Kitty wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 1:12 am

Oh and Todd, I read through a particular scene in Act 2 where Flora and Inis will fight over your Lissardo :lol: Extremely looking forward to this cat-fighting scene. You may end up as collateral damage in this :mrgreen:

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Oh great. I go from "somehow endearing (in a pathetic sort of way)" to "collateral damage". I'm going to need a taller tombstone to hold all these pithy epitaphs.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 10th, 2020, 2:58 pm

“Oh great. I go from "somehow endearing (in a pathetic sort of way)" to "collateral damage".”

Remember the Dean Martin motto, Todd.

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