[Play]The Betrothal by Maurice Maeterlinck-mas

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Post by wib66 » July 25th, 2020, 1:09 pm

The Betrothal by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949). Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (1865 - 1921)

The adventures of Tyltyl and The Fairy Berylune. Of all the girls he knows who does he love the most. Read on to find out. ( Michele Eaton)
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Last edited by wib66 on July 25th, 2020, 1:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by wib66 » July 25th, 2020, 1:12 pm

I will edit and DPL on this one too
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 25th, 2020, 3:55 pm

Michele,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by alanmapstone » July 26th, 2020, 12:36 am

Hi Michelle
Getting in early as usual, may I read Gaffer Tyl?
As the author died 71 years ago this should now be PD in Europe.
I may add a few unclaimed minor roles later on. :lol:
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Post by wib66 » July 26th, 2020, 2:55 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Michele,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
Many thanks
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Post by wib66 » July 26th, 2020, 2:56 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 12:36 am
Hi Michelle
Getting in early as usual, may I read Gaffer Tyl?
As the author died 71 years ago this should now be PD in Europe.
I may add a few unclaimed minor roles later on. :lol:
Hi Alan no problem I will sign you up to that part as soon as the MW is complete.
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Post by Salvationist » July 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm

I'm grateful that you would set up this project so quickly after I recommended it, Michele! I feel that I ought to sign up for a significant role as a result. I would be glad to read Tyltyl, unless KHand is wanting to reprise her role from The Blue Bird.
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Post by wib66 » July 26th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Salvationist wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm
I'm grateful that you would set up this project so quickly after I recommended it, Michele! I feel that I ought to sign up for a significant role as a result. I would be glad to read Tyltyl, unless KHand is wanting to reprise her role from The Blue Bird.
You are most welcome. Happy to sign you up to Tyltyl. Have fun with it. :D
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Post by MichaelMaggs » July 27th, 2020, 5:27 am

Hi Michele

I'd be happy to narrate if you're still in need of a stage director.

If so, could you clarify how you want the cast list read, please? For example, for Milette did you want

"Milette (the Wood-cutter's Daughter)" [as in the printed text], or

"The Girl oblique Milette" [as in the MW]

or something else? If easiest, perhaps you could just post here the exact character list you'd like the narrator to read?

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Post by wib66 » July 27th, 2020, 7:26 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 5:27 am
Hi Michele

I'd be happy to narrate if you're still in need of a stage director.

If so, could you clarify how you want the cast list read, please? For example, for Milette did you want

"Milette (the Wood-cutter's Daughter)" [as in the printed text], or

"The Girl oblique Milette" [as in the MW]

or something else? If easiest, perhaps you could just post here the exact character list you'd like the narrator to read?
Thank you for signing up to this I have posted below the character list

Narrator
Tyltyl
The Fairy Berylune
Millette the woodcutters daughter
BELLINE (the Butcher's Daughter)
ROSELLE (the Inn-keeper's Daughter)
AIMETTE (the Miller's Daughter)
JALLINE (the Beggar's Daughter)
ROSARELLE (the Mayor's Daughter)
Destiny
The Miser
Light
Granny Tyl
Gaffer Tyl
THE GREAT MENDICANT
THE GREAT PEASANT
THE RICH ANCESTOR
THE SICK ANCESTOR
THE DRUNKEN ANCESTOR
THE MURDERER ANCESTOR
THE GREAT ANCESTOR
The Child
Another Child
Another Child 1
Another Child 2
Another Child 3
Another Child 4
Another Child 5
Another Child 6
The Oldest Child
The Youngest Child
Other Children 1
Other Children 2
Other Children 3
The Smallest Child
The Phantom
Mummy Tyl
Mytyl
Daddy Tyl
Neighbour
Joy


Hope that is okay
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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 27th, 2020, 9:39 am

Hello!

I can take care of Destiny if you'd like!

Thanks!
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Post by wib66 » July 27th, 2020, 10:05 am

OooThatsNifty wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 9:39 am
Hello!

I can take care of Destiny if you'd like!

Thanks!
Thats great thank you
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Post by KathrynBishop » July 27th, 2020, 8:46 pm

Hello! I am a long-time stage actor now looking to join the voice acting world! I'd be happy to read for The Fairy Berylune and/or any roles you may need filled!
Kathryn Bishop

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Post by Algy Pug » July 27th, 2020, 9:24 pm

May I take the role of the Miser?

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Post by wib66 » July 28th, 2020, 3:31 am

KathrynBishop wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Hello! I am a long-time stage actor now looking to join the voice acting world! I'd be happy to read for The Fairy Berylune and/or any roles you may need filled!
Welcome to Librivox.
I will reserve those sections for you but you will need to complete your 1 minute test first and get the ok (see below). Also can you let me know how you would like your name to appear in the catalogue. It can be your forum name, real name, or any other pseudonym of your choice thanks.

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