OPEN[PLAY]Two Pastorals by Molière - thw

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Post by ToddHW » July 12th, 2020, 8:43 am

Two Pastorals: an Heroic and a Comic by Molière (1622 - 1673). Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)
Moliere, on the way to the Ballet of the Muses, a court festival, started to write a new Heroic Pastoral. "He chose for his subject a similar one to the history of Florizel and Perdita in Shakespeare's Winter's Tale…. The charm of his writing, the exquisite delicacy of the sentiment, and the freshness of the pastoral scenes, cause us to regret that Moliere wrote only the first two acts of this play and never finished it." Though it was performed this way in Dec 1666 - so maybe there is enough here to enjoy.

The Pastoral Comedy which follows it was performed as part of the Ballet of the Muses in Jan 1667 - "most likely replaced the unfinished Melicerte". We only have a script for a number of the scenes; Moliere supposedly destroyed the rest.
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  • We're getting pretty close to the bottom of the barrel of Moliere plays. These are both incomplete fragments though with some scenes fully worked out. The first one with two acts at least gets a name; the second is nameless.

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      • Project Code: bmD0CJMe
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Molière) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molière
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 27
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1666
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        Keywords that describe the book: shepherds and shepherdesses, ballet of the muses

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Post by alanmapstone » July 12th, 2020, 9:23 am

May I read Nicandre?
If we are permitted a role in both parts can I also be the Gypsy?
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Post by ToddHW » July 12th, 2020, 9:28 am

Thank you. Yes, you can be in both.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 12th, 2020, 1:00 pm

Supposing I take the Three Magicians Role and layer myself with myself? :hmm:

EDIT: And, you know, myself.

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Post by ToddHW » July 12th, 2020, 1:07 pm

Actually, I'd prefer you not layer the part. Sonia's magician will also be speaking those lines, and too many overlays may get hard to understand. So just one voice for the three magicians will be fine.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 12th, 2020, 1:22 pm

Oh, I see! Ok, I didn't realize someone else would be speaking along with them. Then, yes, that would be too much.

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Post by WiltedScribe » July 12th, 2020, 4:42 pm

I can play Tyrene in the heroic!
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Post by ToddHW » July 12th, 2020, 4:58 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » July 13th, 2020, 2:37 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Sonia's magician will also be speaking those lines
checking in as DPL, Eroxène and Magician. And you already answered my question...so I'll be speaking in chorus with Devorah, and not only do the parts where it's one magician alone. Got it :thumbs:

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Post by Ambsweet13 » July 14th, 2020, 1:59 pm

I'll be Daphne in the first one, and a shepherd in the second!
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Post by MadsfromOz » July 17th, 2020, 5:18 pm

Hello,

Could I please read the part of Corinne?

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Post by ToddHW » July 18th, 2020, 2:56 am

Thank you both.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 18th, 2020, 7:35 am

Gypsy (neither singing nor dancing)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/twopastorals_gypsy_3.mp3

Not quite sure what to put for act number so I put 3 as is not acts 1 or 2 :help:
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Post by ToddHW » July 18th, 2020, 9:26 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » July 20th, 2020, 1:29 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 7:35 am
Gypsy (neither singing nor dancing)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/twopastorals_gypsy_3.mp3
awww a nice touch with the singsong in the end Alan. :thumbs: Yes the gypsy's feelings get the better of him. Quite a good scene and totally PL ok

thank you

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