OPEN[Play]Gulzara; or the Persian Slave by Anna Cora Mowatt - thw

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 10th, 2020, 4:57 pm

Hooray! Thanks so much!

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 11th, 2020, 5:50 am

Following up on spot-checking Stage Directions.
Let me know if some of the PL notes were skipped intentionally, it is after all an option.
If it was unintentional, here are old and new PL notes:

Act 1
1:20, missing "Zuleika (reclining on a couch)
at the very end an extra phrase that can be deleted. (Ayesha arises ...)

Act 2: PL OK!

Act 3 uses Chapter 3 instead of Act 3 at 0:19

Act 4:
0:20, I think it would sound better if it started with "Act 4 (scene 1)
1:08, missing "during (which time Ayesha sings)
1:57 text in the original is (after a moment Ayesha) re-enters"

Act 5: PL OK!

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Post by Kalamareader » November 11th, 2020, 8:41 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 5:50 am
Following up on spot-checking Stage Directions.
Let me know if some of the PL notes were skipped intentionally, it is after all an option.
If it was unintentional, here are old and new PL notes:

Act 1
1:20, missing "Zuleika (reclining on a couch)
at the very end an extra phrase that can be deleted. (Ayesha arises ...)

Act 2: PL OK!

Act 3 uses Chapter 3 instead of Act 3 at 0:19

Act 4:
0:20, I think it would sound better if it started with "Act 4 (scene 1)
1:08, missing "during (which time Ayesha sings)
1:57 text in the original is (after a moment Ayesha) re-enters"

Act 5: PL OK!
Just to let you know, I will always either follow the PL notes (and that is all most all the time) or make a note why I didn't.

Now, as to Act I, I misread the comment. I was looking for "reclining on a couch" as the missing part, not Zuleika. That is now fixed.
And I can't believe I didn't take all that icky stuff off of the end of the recording. :( I am soooo sorry!!

Act III. Dummy Wayne, "Chapter 3"??????? I was even looking at that when I did it. Last time I looked, 'Act' is not pronounced 'Chapter'. :roll:

Act IV. The first one was corrected the first time. I don't know how the other two didn't make it onto the file. I remember correcting them, but I must have messed up in the saving or something.

Thank you for all your hard work. If at all, you should only have to listen to a recording twice, not thrice. :roll:

So, here is attempt III:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_directions_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_directions_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_directions_4_128kb.mp3
Wayne
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot

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Post by silverquill » November 12th, 2020, 11:42 am

I would be glad to read Katinka.
~ Larry

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 12th, 2020, 12:51 pm

silverquill wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 11:42 am
I would be glad to read Katinka.
Welcome to the cast!

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 14th, 2020, 9:28 am

No problem at all, your voice is pleasant enough to listen to again and again :D

Stage directions: Spot-checked OK!

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Post by Kalamareader » November 14th, 2020, 10:27 am

:9:
Wayne
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot

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Post by ArtemisBee » Yesterday, 10:01 am

Hello,

Could I take on the part of Gulzara, please?

Thanks!

EJ


ktaylor07 wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 7:44 am
Gulzara; or The Persian Slave by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie (1819 - 1870).

“Gulzara, The Persian Slave” is a rare example of a script for a Victorian melodrama that was intended as a private theatrical – to be performed by a limited cast of amateurs in a home or school, not on a public stage. Rarer still, “Gulzara” was written by a female author to be performed by a cast of women. The only male character, Amurath, was a “breeches role,” played by a young girl. Thus this drama, set in a harem in Constantinople, in addition to spinning a yarn about the abduction of Sultan Suliman’s son, gives us an unusual peek at the lives of young women in the U.S. in the 1840’s and 50’s. ( Kelly S. Taylor)
Rapunzelina will be our DPL for this project.

The part of the young boy, Amurath, is what Victorians called a “breeches role” and was always played by a young lady. In keeping with this tradition, gender neutral casting is welcomed for this character.

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Post by ktaylor07 » Yesterday, 10:46 am

ArtemisBee wrote:
Yesterday, 10:01 am
Hello,

Could I take on the part of Gulzara, please?

Thanks!

EJ
Hooray!! Welcome to the cast! :D :D

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