OPEN[PLAY]Purgatory of St. Patrick by Calderón - thw

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Post by Kitty » September 29th, 2020, 5:51 am

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September 28th, 2020, 3:49 pm
:lol: Here's the Second Canon:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_secondcanon_3_128kb.mp3 26 seconds
ok that was a shorty :lol: and he sounds so solemn, you at least took out all you could from this role. Thank you, it's PL ok. :)

Luis will take a bit longer to PL :shock: this guy is quite verbose ! I fear we need to split the acts if his single role already adds up to over 40 minutes. :help:

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Post by Kitty » September 30th, 2020, 4:34 am

:shock: now that was an interesting role ! And wow, Adrian, you had your work cut out for you. This guy is a big talker (and a homicidal maniac :lol: ) You play him to perfection, and I love the gruffer voice you're doing. At instances you really sound a bit crazed out, which gives the reader that extra shudder. :thumbs:

I have a few notes, but seeing how long the role was, it's not that many. It was really a great performance. I pity the actual actor who has to learn all these lengthy monologues by heart :help:

Act 1:

> at 10:37: repeat "without friends" – one version can get cut

> at 13:25: "such wild ruin and resemblence" – I hear "rule"

Act 2:

> at 5:12: "the remembrance of my wronger" – you say "resemblance"

Act 3:

> at 11:42-11:46: between "Are his justice and his mercy" and "with the latter, not the former" – you can shorten the long pause, because it's in the same chunk of speech

> at 13:32: repeat of "public were my sins, and so" – one version can be cut

> at about 16:15: missed "aside" lines:
"My hopes are fair.
Let me not feel, O Lord! the anguish of despair,
Seeing before my startled sight
My greatest, deepest crime arise;
Let not the fiend my soul that tries,
Subdue me in this dreadful fight."

> at 24:20: repeat of "of my sharp sword: two nights" – one version can be cut

> at 26:17: "with my lids thus closed together" – you say "eyes". May be optional as the meaning is unchanged, but "eyes closed together" sounds a bit strange, while "lids" sounds just fine

> at 36:19-36:23: between "and penance" and "that it was the Purgatory" – you can shorten the pause, it's within the same quote

> at 38:46: "white and green and red were blended" - you say "gold". Maybe the colours don't matter much, but I thought maybe he invokes these three colours to remember the flag of Ireland (not sure whether Calderon would have know the modern Irish colours though, so maybe this idea is historically incorrect :lol: )

> at 40:49: I think you may have missed the final lines of the play:
"For with this the history closes,
As it is to us presented
By Dionysius the Carthusian,
With Henricus Salteriensis,
Matthew Paris, Ranulph Higden,
And Caesarius Heisterbacensis,
Marcus Marulus, Mombritius,
David Rothe, the prudent prelate,
And Vice-Primate of all Ireland,
Belarminus, Dimas Serpi,
Bede, Jacobus, and Solinus,
Messingham, and to express it
In a word, the Christian faith
And true piety that defend it.
For the play is ended where
Its applause, I hope, commences."

Though maybe we should wait for Todd's thoughts on this. Since there is no other role mentioned for the final lines, usually that means that the same reader should go on reading this. Luis, having the final speech, could well go on asking for applause and figuring as sort of epilogue.

Thanks, and now you can relax with Doodle (totally different character) :mrgreen:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » September 30th, 2020, 7:59 am

Yes, please read the end of the play.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by adrianstephens » September 30th, 2020, 10:37 am

Kitty wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 4:34 am

I have a few notes, but seeing how long the role was, it's not that many. It was really a great performance. I pity the actual actor who has to learn all these lengthy monologues by heart :help:
Thanks for your kind words, Sonia. This was a lot of fun. I've updated:

Act 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_luisenius_1_128kb.mp3

10:37 > at 10:37: repeat "without friends" – one version can get cut

13:21 > at 13:25: "such wild ruin and resemblence" – I hear "rule"

Act 2:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_luisenius_2_128kb.mp3
> at 5:12: "the remembrance of my wronger" – you say "resemblance"

Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_luisenius_3_128kb.mp3
> at 11:42-11:46: between "Are his justice and his mercy" and "with the latter, not the former" – you can shorten the long pause, because it's in the same chunk of speech

13:25 deletion > at 13:32: repeat of "public were my sins, and so" – one version can be cut

16:16 > at about 16:15: missed "aside" lines:
"My hopes are fair.
Let me not feel, O Lord! the anguish of despair,
Seeing before my startled sight
My greatest, deepest crime arise;
Let not the fiend my soul that tries,
Subdue me in this dreadful fight."

24:46 > at 24:20: repeat of "of my sharp sword: two nights" – one version can be cut

26:35 > at 26:17: "with my lids thus closed together" – you say "eyes". May be optional as the meaning is unchanged, but "eyes closed together" sounds a bit strange, while "lids" sounds just fine

36:38 > at 36:19-36:23: between "and penance" and "that it was the Purgatory" – you can shorten the pause, it's within the same quote

39:01 > at 38:46: "white and green and red were blended" - you say "gold". Maybe the colours don't matter much, but I thought maybe he invokes these three colours to remember the flag of Ireland (not sure whether Calderon would have know the modern Irish colours though, so maybe this idea is historically incorrect :lol: )

41:22 > at 40:49: I think you may have missed the final lines of the play:
"For with this the history closes,
As it is to us presented
By Dionysius the Carthusian,
With Henricus Salteriensis,
Matthew Paris, Ranulph Higden,
And Caesarius Heisterbacensis,
Marcus Marulus, Mombritius,
David Rothe, the prudent prelate,
And Vice-Primate of all Ireland,
Belarminus, Dimas Serpi,
Bede, Jacobus, and Solinus,
Messingham, and to express it
In a word, the Christian faith
And true piety that defend it.
For the play is ended where
Its applause, I hope, commences."

Todd - I've added the last line. Feel free to use or not as you wish.
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Post by Kitty » October 1st, 2020, 1:52 am

thank you Adrian, excellent corrections. Acts 1 and 2 are now PL ok.

Still a couple of notes for Act 3 though ;)

> at 13:28: repeat of "public were my sins, and so" – you seem to have forgotten to make this cut

> at 16:24: "Seeing before my startled sight" – you say "before me my..." which sounds odd

thanks

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Post by adrianstephens » October 1st, 2020, 2:23 am

Kitty wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 1:52 am
thank you Adrian, excellent corrections. Acts 1 and 2 are now PL ok.

Still a couple of notes for Act 3 though ;)

> at 13:28: repeat of "public were my sins, and so" – you seem to have forgotten to make this cut

> at 16:24: "Seeing before my startled sight" – you say "before me my..." which sounds odd

thanks

Sonia
Thank you, Sonia.
Second time lucky: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_luisenius_3_128kb.mp3
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Post by Kitty » October 1st, 2020, 2:27 am

adrianstephens wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 2:23 am
Second time lucky: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_luisenius_3_128kb.mp3
2nd edit is at 16:20.5
yep, now all PL ok. Thank you so much, Adrian, this was really a huge job.

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » October 3rd, 2020, 3:00 am

Here is Lesbia, acts all three.
Now a verdict so wise, dear Sonia,
I eagerly await of thee!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_1_128kb.mp3
(2:38)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_2_128kb.mp3
(1:13)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_3_128kb.mp3
(1:07)

(I apologise for the poor attempt at rhyme, but I got carried away by the style of the play :mrgreen: )
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Post by Availle » October 3rd, 2020, 3:22 am

Oh. It seems you still need a bad angel... Pick me... :mrgreen:
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Post by ToddHW » October 3rd, 2020, 4:24 am

Availle wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 3:22 am
Oh. It seems you still need a bad angel... Pick me... :mrgreen:
Yes, of course, my resident witch. Just don't turn me into a todd. Whoops, you did!

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Post by ToddHW » October 3rd, 2020, 4:29 am

EltonTheSnowman wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 3:00 am
Here is Lesbia, acts all three.
Now a verdict so wise, dear Sonia,
I eagerly await of thee!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_1_128kb.mp3
(2:38)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_2_128kb.mp3
(1:13)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_3_128kb.mp3
(1:07)

(I apologise for the poor attempt at rhyme, but I got carried away by the style of the play :mrgreen: )
I put these sections of the character Lesbia
Into the MW for PL by our Sonia.
Hopefully she likes your part in the story
Or she could send your files off to purgatory!

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » October 5th, 2020, 4:39 am

EltonTheSnowman wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 3:00 am
Here is Lesbia, acts all three.
Now a verdict so wise, dear Sonia,
I eagerly await of thee!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_lesbia_3_128kb.mp3

(I apologise for the poor attempt at rhyme, but I got carried away by the style of the play :mrgreen: )
:lol: I love it when LV inspires us to poetry. (hey even Todd gave it a go) :thumbs: I liked it.

And I also liked Lesbia, you give her the needed amount of empathy and composure.

Well done, Mattea, all three parts PL ok.

Thank you

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Post by Salvationist » October 9th, 2020, 3:49 pm

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