OPEN[PLAY]Miles Gloriosus by Plautus - thw

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Post by MManolakes » October 21st, 2020, 2:04 pm

Sceledrus, Act 5 (corrected), duration 1:04

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/milesgloriosus_sceledrus_5_128kb.mp3

As for Sceledrus' disappearance and reappearance in the play, my guess is that when the original company of actors performed it in Plautus' time, that actor was needed to play a different role in Acts 3 and 4 (possibly even Acroteleutium, if it was an all-male company).

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Post by ToddHW » October 21st, 2020, 3:06 pm

Thank you. No one could take the place of our Kitty!

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Post by Kitty » October 22nd, 2020, 1:41 am

MManolakes wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 2:04 pm
Sceledrus, Act 5 (corrected), duration 1:04

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/milesgloriosus_sceledrus_5_128kb.mp3

As for Sceledrus' disappearance and reappearance in the play, my guess is that when the original company of actors performed it in Plautus' time, that actor was needed to play a different role in Acts 3 and 4 (possibly even Acroteleutium, if it was an all-male company).
hm yes, you may be right, but it's so astonishing that he would have such a small part in the final act, considering the huge role he started out with.

In any case...PL ok now, thanks !

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Post by VocalPenguin » October 26th, 2020, 1:22 pm

Palaestrio, Act 2 (23:58): https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/milesgloriosus_palaestrio_2_128kb.mp3

This guy sure likes to talk! He makes that quite clear right from his first line! :lol:


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Post by Kitty » October 27th, 2020, 3:24 am

VocalPenguin wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Palaestrio, Act 2 (23:58): https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/milesgloriosus_palaestrio_2_128kb.mp3
This guy sure likes to talk! He makes that quite clear right from his first line! :lol:
:shock: indeed, another big talker. The play seems to have quite a lot of those. :lol: And you kinda relate the entire plot to the audience right from the start, talk about spoilers. :mrgreen: In modern plays the "twin-stratagem" would not have been discovered so openly right from the start, but would more come as a highlight at the end.

Excellently performed, flawlessly narrated. No bits missing, everything great in character. :thumbs: Gotta love Palaestrio. Looking forward to his next acts.

PL ok. Thank you !

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Post by Kitty » October 27th, 2020, 1:49 pm

and here is the lovely Acroteleutium, courtesan extraordinaire, to be hired for any honey-trap job you may require :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/milesgloriosus_acroteleutium_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 3:41 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/milesgloriosus_acroteleutium_4_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 4:12 min.

Please note that in Act 4, Scene VI (p. 132) I recorded a sentence that was assigned to Milphidippa, in my opinion it should be Acroteleutium saying this. First of all because it makes sense that it would be her to say this and Milphidippa replying to her, and secondly, because otherwise Milphidippa would say two parts in a row, which doesn't make sense. You can judge best when you listen to it all assembled.

Hope you like the flirty chick. 8-)

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Post by ToddHW » October 27th, 2020, 6:41 pm

Flirty chick? Are you going to change your forum name?

Downloaded to PL.

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2020, 12:18 am

ToddHW wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Flirty chick? Are you going to change your forum name?
nope, only for this play (remember, I play a stern vicaress next...flirty chick wouldn't do then :lol: )

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Post by ToddHW » October 28th, 2020, 8:27 am

Well, flirty chick indeed. Hrummph. Well done if morally suspect. PL OK.

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2020, 11:57 am

ToddHW wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 8:27 am
Well, flirty chick indeed. Hrummph. Well done if morally suspect. PL OK.
thank you :) and as for morals...they happen to others :mrgreen:

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Post by ToddHW » October 28th, 2020, 1:01 pm

You best read some other role first before you jump all the way to the Stern Vicaress....

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Post by Kitty » October 29th, 2020, 12:18 am

ToddHW wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 1:01 pm
You best read some other role first before you jump all the way to the Stern Vicaress....
:lol: too late, I recorded both the same evening. I managed the switch quite nicely, I think (like Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde :| ) She is awaiting you in the Cradle Song...

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 29th, 2020, 12:32 am

Todd, how much would it take to get you to swap around the flirty chick and the stern vicaress parts in the final plays? :lol:

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Post by Kitty » October 29th, 2020, 12:35 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 12:32 am
Todd, how much would it take to get you to swap around the flirty chick and the stern vicaress parts in the final plays? :lol:
don't give him ideas....

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