FULL [Play]Armand;or The Peer and the Peasant by Mowatt - thw

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Post by Kalamareader » November 11th, 2020, 7:15 pm

Hi,

Here are the Stage Directions for Armand:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_4_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_5_128kb.mp3

This author sounded interesting so I did a little research on her. One thing about this play I found out and was wondering if someone out there can help me. The name of the play seems to have been changed somewhere/sometime between 1847 and 1851. " Mowatt's second play, Armand, the Child of the People published in 1847, was also successful." https://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap8/mowatt.html
I found this information in many places. There is an interesting line in Act III where the King is interrogating Armand: "King: Thy parentage? Arm.: I know it not; a foundling By strangers reared, I am the people's child!" [underling added]

Any smart people out there who know a lot more than me who can increase my knowledge in this area?

Wayne
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Post by ktaylor07 » November 12th, 2020, 9:06 am

Kalamareader wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Hi,

Here are the Stage Directions for Armand:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_4_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_directions_5_128kb.mp3

This author sounded interesting so I did a little research on her. One thing about this play I found out and was wondering if someone out there can help me. The name of the play seems to have been changed somewhere/sometime between 1847 and 1851. " Mowatt's second play, Armand, the Child of the People published in 1847, was also successful." https://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap8/mowatt.html
I found this information in many places. There is an interesting line in Act III where the King is interrogating Armand: "King: Thy parentage? Arm.: I know it not; a foundling By strangers reared, I am the people's child!" [underling added]

Any smart people out there who know a lot more than me who can increase my knowledge in this area?

Wayne
Thanks for getting your lines in so promptly! :D

The name of the play was changed for the 1849 London production at the Marylebone Theater at the request (or you could say "demand") of the Lord Chamberlain's office when Mowatt submitted the script for approval. That office found the original title, "Armand: Child of the People" was too inflammatory. They also asked that several passages that they found to be anti-monarchical be removed. (When Mowatt toured Ireland in 1851 with Irish tragedian Gustavus V. Brooke in the lead role, these passages were restored, much to the approval of the audience.)

This play was very popular in the U.S. when it debuted. There were many productions of it between 1845 to around the turn of the century.

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 12th, 2020, 9:06 am

cavaet wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 6:18 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_[armand]_[4]_128kb.mp3

length 3:02
Thanks! :D

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Post by EliseDee » November 12th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Hello Kay,
Just had time to record these lines from Scene II --

Villagers (Act II, Scene I)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_villagers_2_128kb.mp3
Duration: 33 seconds (only about 4 seconds of actual dialogue)

Etienne (Act II, Scene II)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_etienne_2_128kb.mp3
Duration: 30 seconds (only about 8 seconds of actual dialogue)

Thanks for the chance to participate!
Elise

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 12th, 2020, 12:50 pm

EliseDee wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Hello Kay,
Just had time to record these lines from Scene II --

Villagers (Act II, Scene I)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_villagers_2_128kb.mp3
Duration: 33 seconds (only about 4 seconds of actual dialogue)

Etienne (Act II, Scene II)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_etienne_2_128kb.mp3
Duration: 30 seconds (only about 8 seconds of actual dialogue)

Thanks for the chance to participate!
Elise
Thanks for getting this done so quickly! :D

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Post by Kalamareader » November 12th, 2020, 5:08 pm

ktaylor07 wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 9:06 am

(When Mowatt toured Ireland in 1851 with Irish tragedian Gustavus V. Brooke in the lead role, these passages were restored, much to the approval of the audience.)
Things haven't changed in 170 years. :lol:

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Post by Salvationist » November 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 14th, 2020, 6:47 am

Salvationist wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Here is Jacot:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_jacot_2_128kb.mp3 52 seconds
Thank you so much! :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 14th, 2020, 10:19 am

cavaet wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 5:14 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_[armand]_[3]_128kb.mp3

length 6:39
Armand, act 3:
A line missing, "My liege!" (page 34), should go around 4:22 between "Who then art though?" and "When Duty bids my Liege [...]"
Current 5:17 text is "didst thou breathe my name?" I think it sounds like "thy name"
cavaet wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 6:18 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_[armand]_[4]_128kb.mp3

length 3:02
Armand, act 4: PL OK!
EliseDee wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Hello Kay,
Just had time to record these lines from Scene II --

Villagers (Act II, Scene I)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_villagers_2_128kb.mp3
Duration: 33 seconds (only about 4 seconds of actual dialogue)

Etienne (Act II, Scene II)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_etienne_2_128kb.mp3
Duration: 30 seconds (only about 8 seconds of actual dialogue)

Thanks for the chance to participate!
Elise
Etienne and Villagers, act 2, are PL OK!
One comment: the full disclaimer is not needed as it will be read by the narrator of Stage directions for the final files, so I took the liberty to remove it from the recordings to make it easier for the editor; I hope that's OK!

Salvationist wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Here is Jacot:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_jacot_2_128kb.mp3 52 seconds
Jacot, act2: PL OK!



I'll do the Stage Directions next, which, from what I've seen so far, are so complicated for this play, that to have them recorded is a huge achievement on its own!

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 14th, 2020, 2:40 pm

Acts 1, 2, 3: PL OK

Act 4:
An "(aside)" for Jaqueline is missing at the beginning of act 4 (page 41), would go around 0:28 in the recording.

Act 5: PL OK!

Amazing job, Wayne! :clap: Even the missing "aside" could be taken from elsewhere in the recording, but that's between you and the editor :D

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 14th, 2020, 5:17 pm

MManolakes wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Richelieu, Act 5, duration 3:24

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_richelieu_5_128kb.mp3

Mike
Thanks! :D

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Post by ktaylor07 » November 15th, 2020, 6:17 am

cavaet wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 9:30 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/armand_[armand]_[3]_128kb.mp3

length 6:42

corrections made
Thanks!

Great work with the more poetic passages in this act! Good job of giving the lines an appropriate depth of feeling without making them feel overly melodramatic. :thumbs:

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