OPEN[PLAY]The Birth of Merlin by Shakespeare and Rowley - thw

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Post by dltrial » January 6th, 2021, 11:56 am


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Post by dltrial » January 6th, 2021, 11:57 am

Bishop in act 3 has only one line. I will do that.

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Post by ToddHW » January 6th, 2021, 3:15 pm

Thank you. I don't normally allow double casting but I don't think these roles will be confused by listeners.

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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 6:44 am

thank you for those two short files :) couldn't find any other lines either.

Bishop is straight PL ok.

For the Captain however, to be accurate with the text, he himself says that he is Vortigern's captain, not Edol's. Doesn't mean you cannot play both, but maybe the voice credit should run, either "Edol's Captain" and "Vortigern's Captain" or "Edol's and Vortigern's Captains". Todd, what do you prefer ?

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » January 7th, 2021, 9:09 am

Kitty wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 6:44 am

For the Captain however, to be accurate with the text, he himself says that he is Vortigern's captain, not Edol's. Doesn't mean you cannot play both, but maybe the voice credit should run, either "Edol's Captain" and "Vortigern's Captain" or "Edol's and Vortigern's Captains". Todd, what do you prefer ?

Sonia
Howsabout "Edol's and Vortigern's Captains? So that a single voice credit gets both captains? But I really don't care much...

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » January 7th, 2021, 9:10 am

By the way, I opened a project to record the preface and introduction of the book this play - and 13 other doubtful Shakespeare plays - comes from: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84704

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Post by dltrial » January 7th, 2021, 12:19 pm

He is identified as Captain and says he has a message from King Vortiger.

He doesn't seem to be listed in the dramatis personae at the beginning of the play. It is confusing.

If you want me to make a change let me know exactly what it should be and I will make it.



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Post by Kitty » January 18th, 2021, 1:36 am

thank you, Andrew, Oswald sounds so quietly dutiful and upright. :9: really enjoyed him, a character well worth a place of knightly ranks. :thumbs:

I have two small corrections to add though:

Act 1:

> at 0:14: (p. 353) "his orisons performed" – the word "orisons" should be stressed on the first syllable and with an "ee"-sound instead of an "eye", otherwise it may get confused with "horizons" :? – this should rhyme on "Morrison"

Act 2:

> at about 1:12: (p. 359) please insert missed OMNES line: "Welcome to court, brave earl."

thanks

Sonia



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Post by Kitty » January 19th, 2021, 1:36 am

thanks Andrew, excellently patched and now I do indeed understand "orisons" :thumbs: both PL ok now

Sonia

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