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

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Post by ToddHW » September 22nd, 2020, 12:43 pm

Joan, your brother awaits in the MW for ye olde PL!

Thanks, Clown

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Post by Kitty » September 23rd, 2020, 3:29 am

ToddHW wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 12:43 pm
Joan, your brother awaits in the MW for ye olde PL!
ah you enjoyed calling me names in this play, didn't you ? :lol: My favourite part is where you say "hmm hmm hmmm" in the 4th act :mrgreen: I'm sure you had a lot of wit to convey with that.

Excellent job, and wow this 3rd act was huge :shock: love the sneering nasally tone of voice you are doing. And as far as I can see, there is no part missing :thumbs: considering it was such a big role, this is brilliant.

All of Clown PL ok.

Thank you

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » September 23rd, 2020, 7:41 am

I had a very strong image of us both in the this play. You dressed as a scullery maid kinda servant, me in dirty striped yellow and white mufti or motley - I was earning my living as a low class Fool until I was called back to help when you were tossed out of the kitchen. Each of us with 4-6 pillow stuffed into our clothes so we were both quite fat - you get to lose your fatness when Merlin shows up - I am forever that way.

Rowley supposedly wrote a number of plays in which he played the same Clown character. He did give him some great lines - even "hum hum hum hum" can be great if you imagine the right facial expressions to go with it!

Thanks, Todd

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Post by parallax22 » October 3rd, 2020, 10:51 am

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Post by Kitty » October 5th, 2020, 1:12 am

excellent job, Quin :clap: you really manage to put in the needed emotion in specific parts, like anger or surprise, especially. I loved the characterization. The Cador lines are all in, but unfortunately you did not watch out for the ALL (group) parts. So there are a few that need to be added.

But Act 1 is already completely PL ok.

PL notes for Act 2:

> at about 0:34: (p. 359) missed "Omnes" line: "Welcome to court, brave Earl."

PL notes for Act 3:

> at about 0:22: (p. 367) missed "Omnes" line: "Strange alteration !"

> at about 0:44: (p. 371) missed "Omnes Brittains" line: "Tis all as false as hell."

PL notes for Act 4:

> at 1:36: (p. 379) "Long live King Uter !" – you forgot to say "king", maybe it would be important to include the title here to press the fact that Uther is now king.

PL notes for Act 5:

> at 0:23: (p. 381) "and forced to redeliver London and Winchester" – you say "fored" if I'm not mistaken, which sounds a bit strange in context

Thanks !

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Post by Scott » October 7th, 2020, 10:47 pm

Hi Todd,

Here is Proximus!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_2_128kb.mp3 1:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_3_128kbs.mp3 0:19
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_4_128kbs.mp3 0:49


I hope it's all there! Let me know if I missed any speechlets, and if you have any suggestions, especially of a character or technical nature.

Thank you,
Scott

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Post by Kitty » October 8th, 2020, 1:51 am

Scott wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Here is Proximus!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_2_128kb.mp3 1:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_3_128kbs.mp3 0:19
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_4_128kbs.mp3 0:49

I hope it's all there! Let me know if I missed any speechlets, and if you have any suggestions, especially of a character or technical nature.
hey Scott, I just had a listen to your Proximus and I really really enjoyed the performance. For example, the small "hmm" in the middle of your speech where you ask the king what ghosts he wants to have raised is sooo cool in character. It's the small bits that make if often so lively. :thumbs:

This final scene must have been gruesome, I really felt for the guy, in his final moments he is laughing maniacally and then the walls come crushing down. But I suppose it's a way to go like any other :lol:

So: excellently portrayed and acted out ! No lines missing as far as I can see. Straight PL ok.

I really hope you had fun (it sounded like you did) and that we will hear you in plenty more plays from now on. :9:

Thank you

Sonia

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Post by GregGiordano » October 8th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Here is Section 24 - Sir Nichodemus Nothing

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_Sir_NichodemusNothing_3_128kb.mp3

Please advise if you need it changed in any way. I submitted it as I have when recording dramatic readings.

Thank you and take care!

Greg

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Post by Kitty » October 9th, 2020, 1:08 am

GregGiordano wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Here is Section 24 - Sir Nichodemus Nothing
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_Sir_NichodemusNothing_3_128kb.mp3
Please advise if you need it changed in any way. I submitted it as I have when recording dramatic readings.
perfect, Greg, and I had a hunch you'd be great in this role. You play him very pompous, like the shifty courtier he is. :lol: Awww I thought he was such a nice guy in the beginning, but in the end he is only out for the money. :evil: Poor Joan.

No lines missed, everything perfect. :thumbs: Can be marked PL ok straight away.

I hope you enjoyed acting out as much as I enjoyed listening to your part. I definitely hope to hear more from you in our other plays !

Only small note: the filenames never should contain uppercase letters. Not a problem here (no need to reupload) because the file will get copied into a masterfile and then deleted anyway, but a consideration for future roles or files ;)

Thank you

Sonia

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Post by GregGiordano » October 9th, 2020, 3:32 am

Kitty wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 1:08 am
GregGiordano wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Here is Section 24 - Sir Nichodemus Nothing
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_Sir_NichodemusNothing_3_128kb.mp3
Please advise if you need it changed in any way. I submitted it as I have when recording dramatic readings.
perfect, Greg, and I had a hunch you'd be great in this role. You play him very pompous, like the shifty courtier he is. :lol: Awww I thought he was such a nice guy in the beginning, but in the end he is only out for the money. :evil: Poor Joan.

No lines missed, everything perfect. :thumbs: Can be marked PL ok straight away.

I hope you enjoyed acting out as much as I enjoyed listening to your part. I definitely hope to hear more from you in our other plays !

Only small note: the filenames never should contain uppercase letters. Not a problem here (no need to reupload) because the file will get copied into a masterfile and then deleted anyway, but a consideration for future roles or files ;)

Thank you

Sonia
Thank you for the encouraging comments, Sonia! I definitely want to sign up for more plays now!

I appreciate the filename tip. I should have known that after all this time.

Take care and see you on the next "stage!"

Greg

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Post by alanmapstone » October 11th, 2020, 2:54 am

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Post by Kitty » October 11th, 2020, 6:31 am

alanmapstone wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 2:54 am
Merlin act 4 revised
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_merlin_4.mp3
thank you, Alan, now PL ok :)

Sonia

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Post by Scott » October 11th, 2020, 10:58 am

Kitty wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 1:51 am
Scott wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Here is Proximus!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_2_128kb.mp3 1:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_3_128kbs.mp3 0:19
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/birthofmerlin_proximus_4_128kbs.mp3 0:49

I hope it's all there! Let me know if I missed any speechlets, and if you have any suggestions, especially of a character or technical nature.
hey Scott, I just had a listen to your Proximus and I really really enjoyed the performance. For example, the small "hmm" in the middle of your speech where you ask the king what ghosts he wants to have raised is sooo cool in character. It's the small bits that make if often so lively. :thumbs:

This final scene must have been gruesome, I really felt for the guy, in his final moments he is laughing maniacally and then the walls come crushing down. But I suppose it's a way to go like any other :lol:

So: excellently portrayed and acted out ! No lines missing as far as I can see. Straight PL ok.

I really hope you had fun (it sounded like you did) and that we will hear you in plenty more plays from now on. :9:

Thank you

Sonia
Thank you, Sonia! I did enjoy playing with the characterization and I appreciate the encouragement and comments. It's been a rough month of auditions, and I needed that. I'll be checking the forums for my next projects. :wink:

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