OPEN[PLAY]The Cradle Song by Sierra - thw

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Post by Salvationist » October 30th, 2020, 4:13 pm

Here's the Countryman:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_countryman_1_128kb.mp3 56 seconds

I'm glad this is a short part, because I think the hoarse way I read these lines was bad for my throat.
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Post by ToddHW » October 31st, 2020, 4:58 am

Kitty wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 11:47 am
Todd, here is your reverend mother the Vicaress. A word of warning: after hearing this you may end up having nightmares of me sternly rapping your knuckles with a ruler :lol:

(though to be fair: in the second act she shows a more human side, especially at the end...she does have a redeeming quality)

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_vicaress_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 7:28 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_vicaress_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 8:29 min.

Oh since you didn't note in the MW that the vicaress should read the ALL lines, I left them all out on purpose. I hope that was ok. She is probably aloof to all of that and thinks only the novices should chime in there. If you think I need to be part of a chorus, let me know and I'll add them.
I would also like DPL confirmation here: should I only ask the ALL lines for those characters where you mentioned it in the MW ?

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Could you upload act 2, please? Or did you like Act 1 so much you read it twice? Perhaps you could not handle the thought of being 18 years older?? (Flirty chick, indeed, may suit you.... How did you get to be Prioress?)

I agree with your thoughts about the ALL lines - that was what I had in mind when I added the notes to the MW.

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Post by Kitty » October 31st, 2020, 5:07 am

ToddHW wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 4:58 am
Could you upload act 2, please? Or did you like Act 1 so much you read it twice?
ah no, I only pasted it wrongly, but I uploaded both:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_vicaress_2_128kb.mp3

sorry...I put them in the MW already.

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Post by Kitty » October 31st, 2020, 2:26 pm

Salvationist wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Here's the Countryman:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_countryman_1_128kb.mp3 56 seconds
I'm glad this is a short part, because I think the hoarse way I read these lines was bad for my throat.
it didn't sound too hoarse to my ears ;) but yes, straining one's voice for recording can be bad, I know from own experience. Nearly lost my voice for a few days after trying to get a lengthy poem done while having a sore throat. :?

Excellently done, so you can rest your voice now :) thank you, David, Countryman is PL ok. He sounded mightily embarrassed in the presence of the reverend sisters. :lol:

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Post by ToddHW » November 1st, 2020, 2:27 pm

Kitty wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 5:07 am
lirty
ToddHW wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 4:58 am
Could you upload act 2, please? Or did you like Act 1 so much you read it twice?
ah no, I only pasted it wrongly, but I uploaded both:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/cradlesong_vicaress_2_128kb.mp3

sorry...I put them in the MW already.

Sonia
I love your line: "I have noticed for some time - that these temptations to laugh - have been abounding in this community. And taken with other manifestations of self-indulgence - are signs of a certain relaxation of virtue and deportment." Stern taskmaster indeed! Guess you got rid of the flirty chick image from that other play before you read this one!

Both acts PL OK. I think you actually got tougher as you aged between acts. Though maybe, at heart...

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Post by Kitty » November 2nd, 2020, 1:04 am

ToddHW wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 2:27 pm
I think you actually got tougher as you aged between acts. Though maybe, at heart...
I think the final speech, where she is struggling with sobs, shows that at heart she had a soft spot for the young girl as well and is sad to see her go. It shows that she is not completely cold-hearted.

I'm glad you liked it :) Thanks

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Post by leighfo » November 4th, 2020, 11:22 pm

May I read Sister Inez Act 1 & 2?

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Post by ToddHW » November 5th, 2020, 6:18 am

Thank you.

You can see a posting with some dramatic works hints on page 1 of this project.

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Post by alanmapstone » November 9th, 2020, 5:03 am

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the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose


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Post by Kitty » November 10th, 2020, 1:35 am

thank you, Alan, for telling us the story of the 18 passing years in so short a time. :thumbs: Flawlessly done and PL ok :)

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Post by silverquill » November 10th, 2020, 9:43 pm

Well, I think I can take on another set of stage directions . . .
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Post by ToddHW » November 16th, 2020, 2:42 pm

The doctor is napping quietly in the sun by the door to the MW for PL.

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