[PLAY-OPEN] Aladdin, or, The Wonderful Lamp-mtf

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Post by mightyfelix » July 24th, 2020, 6:20 am

pschempf wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 12:09 am
Devorah -

I'm finding lines for the Spirit of the Ring in Act 2 (Page 41), Act 7 (Pages 203-204), Act 8 (Pages 219-221) and Act 10 (page 296), but I find no lines for the Spirit of the Ring in Act 5. I see lots of lines for multiple Spirits of the Lamp and the Spirit of Water in Act 5, but not the ring. :help:
Yes, you are right. It's been awhile since I first went through and marked down parts. I think my original part was to have the Spirit of the Ring read the "Two Others" lines, but then afterwards, I decided it would be simpler to assign that to a small role in the same act. At least, I think that's what happened. Anyway, I couldn't find any lines for you there, either, so I removed Act 5 from your assigned sections. Thanks!

(If this is the only slip I made, I'll be surprised! :roll:)

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Post by ToddHW » July 24th, 2020, 6:42 am

benderca wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:34 am
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Oehlenschl%C3%A4ger#/media/Datei:Adam_Oehlenschl%C3%A4ger,_aus_Gartenlaube_1879.jpg

Doesn't Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger look like he would fit well into a boyband? He'd have to lose the sideburns and would need a nickname, like A.G. :lol:
Maybe useful for the CD cover....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by pschempf » July 24th, 2020, 8:51 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 6:20 am
pschempf wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 12:09 am
Devorah -

I'm finding lines for the Spirit of the Ring in Act 2 (Page 41), Act 7 (Pages 203-204), Act 8 (Pages 219-221) and Act 10 (page 296), but I find no lines for the Spirit of the Ring in Act 5. I see lots of lines for multiple Spirits of the Lamp and the Spirit of Water in Act 5, but not the ring. :help:
Yes, you are right. It's been awhile since I first went through and marked down parts. I think my original part was to have the Spirit of the Ring read the "Two Others" lines, but then afterwards, I decided it would be simpler to assign that to a small role in the same act. At least, I think that's what happened. Anyway, I couldn't find any lines for you there, either, so I removed Act 5 from your assigned sections. Thanks!

(If this is the only slip I made, I'll be surprised! :roll:)
Okay, thanks. Not the simplest text. I'm glad I only need to sort out one role rather than the whole lot. :shock:
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Post by alanmapstone » July 27th, 2020, 3:37 am

Mustapha act 1 (This guy is a real charmer) :hmm:

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_mustapha_01.mp3

Having done that one can I add Ali Baba in act 4 to my list (only in one scene like the other two).
I would also like to read The Old Jew in acts 2 & 3, but that may be too many claims at once.
This is a fascinating play :D
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Post by mightyfelix » July 27th, 2020, 6:55 pm

Thanks, Alan! Our first PL ok role is in the bag!

I've entered those other two claims as well. :)

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Post by Kitty » July 28th, 2020, 2:40 am

Devorah, I am recording the spirit of the lamp right now. In Act 5 there is this scene (p. 118) where the spirit builds a palace. Am I right in assuming that I should read "First Spirit" here ? Otherwise I see no speech for my role in act 5, nothing noted "spirit of lamp". On the other hand, there are "Two others" in the same scene, other spirits that seem to help with the building. If you don't want me to act those as well, you forgot to put them as a separate role in the MW.

Waiting for clarification before I record.

thank you

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Post by alanmapstone » July 28th, 2020, 3:19 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Thanks, Alan! Our first PL ok role is in the bag!
I've entered those other two claims as well. :)
:thumbs:
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Post by Kitty » July 28th, 2020, 4:10 am

here is the spirit of the lamp (except for act 5, where I still wait for confirmation)

also: in Act 10 I am reading "Spirits (plural) of the lamp". So if you decide to have another spirit in Act 5, maybe you should point out that they can also read those lines with me. :hmm: I also included "all the spirits" speech, as I thought you would merge Ring and Lamp and whatever other spirit is hovering about in this play, in that case.

Hope all is well. I made the spirit quite serene, but stern. A no-nonsense approach ;)

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_spirit_lamp_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:39 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_spirit_lamp_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:41 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_spirit_lamp_4_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:03 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_spirit_lamp_6_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:05 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_spirit_lamp_8_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:33 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_spirit_lamp_10_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 3:48 min.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 28th, 2020, 5:56 am

Thanks, Sonia! I look forward to listening. :) Yes, in Act 5, please read "First Spirit." Sorry that I forgot to note that in the MW. The rest of your comments sound spot on, but I will have a listen when I can and let you know if there were any other tricky bits. :wink:

EDIT: And never fear. The "Two Others" are accounted for. I combined them with two minor roles who appear in the same act.

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Post by Kitty » July 28th, 2020, 6:19 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 5:56 am
Yes, in Act 5, please read "First Spirit."
ok I'm on it
The "Two Others" are accounted for. I combined them with two minor roles who appear in the same act.
ah yes, now I see the note. Would it not be confusing to have the same voice read different roles in the exact same act ? I know usually we avoid that. :hmm: And I think the roles of the others would have been prominent enough to have a separate voice (they do have a lot to say !). However, your choice ;) but will they reappear in Act 10 then (as spirits) ? Or will I be reading that part alone ? Either way is fine with me of course.

on to act 5....the biggest for my role I suspect. Let's get that pesky palace built (it's all in a day's work)

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Post by Kitty » July 28th, 2020, 6:53 am

so here is Act 5 as well. Busy busy....

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/aladdin_spirit_lamp_5_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 3:53 min.

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Post by peterbrashvoice » July 28th, 2020, 12:25 pm

May I claim the jester for act 5 and 9?

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Post by mightyfelix » July 28th, 2020, 7:24 pm

Thanks, Sonia. Those are all in the MW. It'll take me a day or two to get to listening, probably.

I don't think it will be confusing to have them doubled, no. For one thing, they'll be speaking together as the two spirits, which tends to muffle individual voices a bit. But also the two other roles are quite short.

Act 10 also has "Wicked Spirits," "Good Spirits," and the spirit of the ring. So that should be plenty to work with.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 28th, 2020, 7:25 pm

peterbrashvoice wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 12:25 pm
May I claim the jester for act 5 and 9?

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Sounds great, thank you! :D

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Post by Salvationist » July 30th, 2020, 3:38 pm

I would like to relinquish the role of Casem. I hadn't read the script well enough to realize that this is a female role (the Sultan's daughter). May I read First Boy instead?
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