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

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Post by Daisybobs » October 10th, 2020, 5:25 am

I'm thinking of giving Patrick a go. Does anyone have tips on how to play this character?

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Post by ToddHW » October 10th, 2020, 7:28 am

I think his first speech in Act 1 Scene 2 tells you a lot about his character and his motivations. Fortunately for the audience, he does not follow his own statement
Other wonders I could tell you,
But my modesty throws shackles
On my tongue, makes mute my voice,
And my lips seals up and fastens.
but continues to talk almost incessantly.

Moments of transcendent joy, minor doubts mitigated by assurance of salvation.

Patrick - like many in the original and this translation of the play - speaks in poetic lines, sometimes still rhyming well in the English. (Such notes in the text as "[footnote] *Asonante in e—e, which is kept up to the end" mean nothing to me and may be inappropriate nowadays anyway.) You've done poetry here already, I see, so that should be familiar ground to you.

I put your claim in.

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Post by Kitty » October 11th, 2020, 6:43 am

:shock: he is positively ancient !!! You sound like old papyrus would if it could talk. :mrgreen: A cool character, and definitely memorable.

Thank you, David, all PL ok.

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Post by Salvationist » October 11th, 2020, 4:57 pm

Kitty wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 6:43 am
:shock: he is positively ancient !!! You sound like old papyrus would if it could talk. :mrgreen: A cool character, and definitely memorable.

Thank you, David, all PL ok.

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Post by Availle » October 12th, 2020, 4:13 pm

ToddHW wrote:
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!
Sorry 'bout that. I meant to turn you into a toad... darned typos... oh well, I'll try again next time. In the mean time :mrgreen: , let me go all angelic... :twisted:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_badangel_2_128kb.mp3
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Post by ToddHW » October 12th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Thank you. Rrrbit.

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Post by Kitty » October 13th, 2020, 1:50 am

Availle wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Sorry 'bout that. I meant to turn you into a toad... darned typos... oh well, I'll try again next time. In the mean time :mrgreen: , let me go all angelic... :twisted:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_badangel_2_128kb.mp3
:clap: I can see you sitting on Saint Pat's left shoulder, musing :lol: great job, Availle. Pity both angels didn't have a small mudwrestling fight in the play. Would have been a cool interlude. :mrgreen:

PL ok, no problems. Thank you

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Post by alanmapstone » October 19th, 2020, 3:53 am

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Post by Kitty » October 20th, 2020, 2:13 am

Philip is being quite snappy at moments here. :thumbs: nicely done Alan, and all in rhyme :lol: Totally PL ok.

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