OPEN[PLAY]Gretchen by Gilbert - thw

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2020, 6:27 am

jennlea wrote:Here is Act 2 again with the missing line: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_gretchen_2_128kb.mp3
And here is Act 3 for Gretchen: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_gretchen_3_128kb.mp3
wow and excellent 3rd act. Gretchen is a bit too meek and pious for her own good. It's never really clear what her horrible crime is that she thinks she should chastise herself so much :roll:

Anyway...I loved the pain and anguish you put in your voice. :thumbs:

Act 2 is now PL ok.

Two small notes for Act 3 though:

> at 5:10: (p. 188) "God pardon thee" – you say "me" – Gretchen of course would plead more for Faustus than for herself, such is her character

> at 6:42: (p. 192) "oh, uproot the weed" – you say "upright", it's a bit of a different image, uproot sounds stronger and darker, more in line with Gretchen's disturbed mind

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by jennlea » October 28th, 2020, 10:07 am

Kitty wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 6:27 am
wow and excellent 3rd act. Gretchen is a bit too meek and pious for her own good. It's never really clear what her horrible crime is that she thinks she should chastise herself so much :roll:

Anyway...I loved the pain and anguish you put in your voice. :thumbs:

Act 2 is now PL ok.

Two small notes for Act 3 though:

> at 5:10: (p. 188) "God pardon thee" – you say "me" – Gretchen of course would plead more for Faustus then for herself, such is her character

> at 6:42: (p. 192) "oh, uproot the weed" – you say "upright", it's a bit of a different image, uproot sounds stronger and darker, more in line with Gretchen's disturbed mind

Thanks

Sonia
Thank you for catching those! Here are the corrections:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_gretchen_3_128kb.mp3

I wish I had more of a glimpse into what was going on with her but am going to assume it must be something scandalous for her to act in such a way!
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Post by Kitty » October 29th, 2020, 6:34 am

jennlea wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 10:07 am
Thank you for catching those! Here are the corrections:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_gretchen_3_128kb.mp3

I wish I had more of a glimpse into what was going on with her but am going to assume it must be something scandalous for her to act in such a way!
I think she doesn't need much. I suppose here it was that she took him from his holy vows, regardless of Faustus assuring her that he didn't take them very seriously :lol:

Excellent corrections and PL ok now. A lovely Gretchen, thank you, Jenn ! Now for the dying scene...prepare your handkerchiefs.

Sonia

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Post by jennlea » November 3rd, 2020, 11:04 am

And finally here is Act 4 for Gretchen. I hope the dying scene is tragic enough :cry:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_gretchen_4_128kb.mp3
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Post by Kitty » November 4th, 2020, 7:50 am

jennlea wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 11:04 am
And finally here is Act 4 for Gretchen. I hope the dying scene is tragic enough :cry:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_gretchen_4_128kb.mp3
*sob* this scene is getting to me and you played it all very emotionally. I think there will be no dry eye in the house. :thumbs: Excellently done, no lines missed, all PL ok.

A wonderful performance, thank you so much, Jenn !

Sonia

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Post by jennlea » November 4th, 2020, 8:34 am

Kitty wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
*sob* this scene is getting to me and you played it all very emotionally. I think there will be no dry eye in the house. :thumbs: Excellently done, no lines missed, all PL ok.

A wonderful performance, thank you so much, Jenn !

Sonia
Thank you very much :9:
Can’t wait to hear this one when it’s all done!!
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Post by benderca » November 10th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Here's Mean Girl, Barbara, Act 3:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_barbara_3_128kb._.mp3

At 1:19, I added a sigh for "They sigh and shake their heads" if you need it.

The Voice Credit is in Act 2, which will be along soon.

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Post by Kitty » November 11th, 2020, 7:28 am

benderca wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Here's Mean Girl, Barbara, Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_barbara_3_128kb._.mp3
At 1:19, I added a sigh for "They sigh and shake their heads" if you need it.
nicely sighed, but mean indeed :evil: all these little prickling comments, probably said with a false-sweet smile on your face. Tststs...

well done, TJ :) only one small missed bit, Barbara shows up for a short encore at the end of the act ;) spouting out a bit more venom and leaving again :lol:

> at about 1:36: (p. 193) missed lines: "Alas, alas ! She hath confessed the truth !"

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Sonia

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Post by benderca » November 16th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Kitty wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 7:28 am
benderca wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Here's Mean Girl, Barbara, Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_barbara_3_128kb._.mp3
At 1:19, I added a sigh for "They sigh and shake their heads" if you need it.
nicely sighed, but mean indeed :evil: all these little prickling comments, probably said with a false-sweet smile on your face. Tststs...

well done, TJ :) only one small missed bit, Barbara shows up for a short encore at the end of the act ;) spouting out a bit more venom and leaving again :lol:

> at about 1:36: (p. 193) missed lines: "Alas, alas ! She hath confessed the truth !"

Thanks

Sonia
Thanks, Sonia! Good eye, as always. :clap:

Here's the file with the additional line at the end:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_barbara_3_128kb.mp3


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Post by Kitty » November 17th, 2020, 4:01 am

benderca wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Here's the file with the additional line at the end:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gretchen_barbara_3_128kb.mp3
ah you sound so fake concerned, what a mean girl ! But PL ok now, thanks TJ

Sonia

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