FULL[PLAY]Civilian Clothes by Buchanan - thw

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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2020, 5:57 am

Thank you. I put you on stage directions rather than maid cuz that is 3 sections vice 2....

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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2020, 7:50 am

Kitty wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 5:26 am
so here is Mrs Smythe, hopefully suitably vampy-femme-fataly enough for your purposes. I figured, recording in a red silken négligé, cognac in hand, would help matters along. :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_marthasmythe_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 6:18 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_marthasmythe_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 9:41 min.

Oh and apart for one sentence, I decided not to join the crowd readings, because on each occasion, I had a sentence right before or after the merged voices, so I figured it wasn't at all logical she would join there as well. If you think you need one sentence, let me know, and I'll add it.

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Well, well, well,
It's a femme fatale.

Wonderfully done. I quickly checked to see - er, no, never mind. That is a nice color red though.....

Act 2 PL OK. I think your best lines were here in this act.

In Act 3 @ 8:58, you say "She'll be a wonderful wife if she get her on your terms" - text reads "She'll be a wonderful wife if you get her on your terms"

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » September 4th, 2020, 8:13 am

ToddHW wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
Wonderfully done. I quickly checked to see - er, no, never mind. That is a nice color red though.....
:lol: I guess the listener's imagination is helping the performance !
In Act 3 @ 8:58, you say "She'll be a wonderful wife if she get her on your terms" - text reads "She'll be a wonderful wife if you get her on your terms"
I relistened and although I actually said "you", I understand that it was a bit too fast and mumbled to be understood correctly, so I re-did the whole sentence. I hope you can hear it clearer now. The message needs to be correct after all.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_marthasmythe_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 9:41 min.

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Post by alanmapstone » September 4th, 2020, 9:18 am

Lanham act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_mrlanham_1.mp3

This is supposed to be my best Tennessee Williams accent :lol:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 4th, 2020, 11:20 pm

ToddHW wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
Kitty wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 5:26 am
so here is Mrs Smythe, hopefully suitably vampy-femme-fataly enough for your purposes. I figured, recording in a red silken négligé, cognac in hand, would help matters along. :mrgreen:

Sonia
Wonderfully done. I quickly checked to see - er, no, never mind. That is a nice color red though.....

Thanks, Todd
A plunging neckline? :shock: My dear Todd, it was a positively reckless dive! :lol:

Anyway, I think we have found the Thinking Man's Mae West. :clap:

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Post by adrianstephens » September 5th, 2020, 4:10 am

Stage directions, act 1 @ 51:47
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3

My, that was a long read. Admittedly there's a lot of silence in it. I wonder how long the assembled Act will be.
There was one stage direction I didn't understand "She moves U. S.", p43.3 @40:40. I suspect it's a typo for U.C.
I read as is.

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Post by Kitty » September 5th, 2020, 9:07 am

alanmapstone wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 9:18 am
Lanham act 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_mrlanham_1.mp3
This is supposed to be my best Tennessee Williams accent :lol:
I don't know what a T. Williams accent should sound like, but this was a wonderful performance. He is so jovial, aloof and sure of himself. Excellently done and so different from the doddering fool you played in The Weaker Sex :lol: Again goes to show that nobody should be typecast. :thumbs: I especially love the smug laughs you brought in on several occasion. Good job, looking forward to the next act !

thank you Alan

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Post by Kitty » September 5th, 2020, 10:14 am

adrianstephens wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 4:10 am
Stage directions, act 1 @ 51:47
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3

My, that was a long read. Admittedly there's a lot of silence in it. I wonder how long the assembled Act will be.
:shock: he's a Pinero for stage directions ! Yes indeed this is very long, so I really suspect we need to split the act in two. The next act has already two parts, but this one probably will need to be split as well. Todd will surely find a good place where to split.

Wow, this was really a huge job, Adrian. Considering you were also contemplating the cushy number of the hotel maid :? thank you so much for tackling this one instead. And I think you have great lines here as well, you say a lot of witty funny remarks which made me chuckle. So the narrator is kinda part of the show here. :thumbs:

I did find a few notes to add still, but considering it was almost one hour long, it wasn't that many PL notes:

> at about 0:01: can you give us an alternative intro, just in case Todd needs to split the act in two parts: "Act 1 Part 1 of Civilian Clothes..." and "Act 1 Part 2 of Civilian Clothes..."

> at about 1:23: (p. 7) we usually also include the "scenes" descriptions for the 3 acts in this spot (bottom of p. 7)

> at 28:22: (p. 31) "Mrs Lanham, sharply" - beginning of line, we need to include the name

> at about 34:54: (p. 38) missed line "Pause"

> at 40:38: (p. 43) "She moves U.S." - I think this means "up-stage", would make more sense in context

> at 47:20: (p. 49) "McGinnis, turning front" - name needs to be included

> at 48:00: (p. 49) "McGinnis, pause, his face suddenly lights" - name needs to be included

> at about 51:53: can you give us also alternative end disclaimers: "End of Act 1 Part 1" and "End of Act 1 Part 2"

thanks

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Post by adrianstephens » September 5th, 2020, 11:17 pm

Kitty wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 10:14 am

I did find a few notes to add still, but considering it was almost one hour long, it wasn't that many PL notes:


thanks

Sonia
Thanks for your kind words, Sonia. Here's the updates with new locations:
0:03 > at about 0:01: can you give us an alternative intro, just in case Todd needs to split the act in two parts: "Act 1 Part 1 of Civilian Clothes..." and "Act 1 Part 2 of Civilian Clothes..."

2:20 > at about 1:23: (p. 7) we usually also include the "scenes" descriptions for the 3 acts in this spot (bottom of p. 7)

29:16 > at 28:22: (p. 31) "Mrs Lanham, sharply" - beginning of line, we need to include the name

35:54 > at about 34:54: (p. 38) missed line "Pause"

41:37 > at 40:38: (p. 43) "She moves U.S." - I think this means "up-stage", would make more sense in context

48:19 > at 47:20: (p. 49) "McGinnis, turning front" - name needs to be included

49:00 > at 48:00: (p. 49) "McGinnis, pause, his face suddenly lights" - name needs to be included

52:55 > at about 51:53: can you give us also alternative end disclaimers: "End of Act 1 Part 1" and "End of Act 1 Part 2"
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3

Best Regards,
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Post by Kitty » September 6th, 2020, 5:04 am

adrianstephens wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Here's the updates with new locations:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3
thank you for the new time stamps, makes my job so much easier :9: all corrections now in and PL ok.

If you see that the next files will be just as long, you can also immediately think of including the intro/outro for respective "Parts 1 and 2" already. ;) But maybe they are shorter (one can hope)

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Post by adrianstephens » September 6th, 2020, 5:36 am

Kitty wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 5:04 am
adrianstephens wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Here's the updates with new locations:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilianclothes_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3
thank you for the new time stamps, makes my job so much easier :9: all corrections now in and PL ok.

If you see that the next files will be just as long, you can also immediately think of including the intro/outro for respective "Parts 1 and 2" already. ;) But maybe they are shorter (one can hope)

Sonia
Thanks, Sonia,
End of Act 1 is almost half way through the book. Hopefully Acts 2 and 3 will be more digestable.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kalamareader » September 6th, 2020, 8:39 pm

Todd,

Boy this one sure filled in a hurry! Busy with my Solo and almost missed this. May
I please have McGinnis Sr.?

Thanks,

Wayne

P.S. It HAS to be Sm-eye-th!! Sonia, amazing. (I expected anything less?)
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