OPEN[PLAY]The Author's Farce by Fielding - thw

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Post by Kitty » November 3rd, 2020, 10:21 am

:lol: :thumbs: quite fitting, seeing you are a king in the end....It was quite a boisterous performance through and through. My compliments that you could keep up this raised voice throughout the 3 acts. I especially enjoyed the puppet show where you take over the role of narrator in a way.

I have a few small adjustments to note:

Act 1:

> at 8:13: (p. 14) "friend to adversity" - actually you don't have to repeat the word "friend" here. This is a quirk of old scripts that the first word of the next page is announced at the bottom of the previous page (may be optional, however, as it doesn't hurt to repeat it)

> at 11:33: (p. 19) between ""kick him down stairs" and "if you dislike it", please leave more silence, as it's two separate quotes

Act 2:

> at 2:22: (p. 24) missed lines: "There ends act the first, and such an act, as I believe never was on this stage yet."

Act 3:

> at about 5:55: (p. 49) apparently you should also read the Master lines, so you missed those here: "Why Madame Nonsense, .... [till] "Don Tragedio will make noise again"

> at about 6:21: (p. 50) some more "Master" lines: "She might have heard you.... [till] "than Apollo"

> at 6:53: (p. 53) "his left hand is the fiddle" - you say "on the fiddle", but it seems he is only pretending to have a fiddle

> at about 7:10: (p. 54) more Master lines: "Gentlemen, observe how the doctor sings in his tub. Here are no wires; all alive, alive, ho !"

> at 8:36: (p. 62) "hark ye, Mr Constable" - you say "harkeye", but I think he meant "hark, you" (in a "ye olde englisshe" way of course)

> at about 8:53: (p. 64) Master lines: "Then strike up." (I hope I found them all now)

> at about 12:38: (p. 67) missed OMNES line: "How !" (I guess Luckless is just as surprised as anybody else that Mrs Moneywood is a Queen in the end. - I surely was surprised :lol: - I would include him in the group exclamation)

> at about 13:22: Todd noted in the MW that you are also to read the "Author" lines in the Epilogue, so there are two pages worth of speeches waiting for you yet ;)
missed 8 quotes in total: starting with "fie, gentlemen" (page 2 of the epilogue) and ending with "I know her not" (page 3 of the epilogue)

thanks, brilliant performance !

Sonia

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Post by smithjeanb » November 3rd, 2020, 4:29 pm

Todd - call me dense, but I don't understand how it works when recording a play. Would I just read my part, and no one else's? And then you edit it all together? Sounds like a nightmare for whoever edits. Please explain...

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Post by ToddHW » November 3rd, 2020, 5:23 pm

Yes, you record just the lines for your character. Leave several seconds between your lines cuz I have to cut your stuff apart as I glue the whole play together with all the voices. I find it fun to do, believe ot or not.

Pay attention to any stage directions in your lines, and leave space around them too.

If stage directions say how a line might be spoken, you can do that with your voice: angrily, sadly, whatever.

One file per act named as explained in the first posting.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » November 4th, 2020, 6:57 am

here is the fabulous Mrs Moneywood...a woman with a secret it turns out. :shock: Didn't see that one coming !

I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed acting out. And be glad you are not Luckless, Todd, so you escape my wrath this time :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_moneywood_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 8:25 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_moneywood_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:39 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_moneywood_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:07 min.

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Post by adrianstephens » November 4th, 2020, 11:25 am

Kitty wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 10:21 am
...
Corrected:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_luckless_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_luckless_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_luckless_3_128kb.mp3

Act 1:

> at 8:13: (p. 14) "friend to adversity" - actually you don't have to repeat the word "friend" here. This is a quirk of old scripts that the first word of the next page is announced at the bottom of the previous page (may be optional, however, as it doesn't hurt to repeat it)

> at 11:33: (p. 19) between ""kick him down stairs" and "if you dislike it", please leave more silence, as it's two separate quotes

Act 2:

> at 2:22: (p. 24) missed lines: "There ends act the first, and such an act, as I believe never was on this stage yet."

Act 3:

> at about 5:55: (p. 49) apparently you should also read the Master lines, so you missed those here: "Why Madame Nonsense, .... [till] "Don Tragedio will make noise again"

6:45 > at about 6:21: (p. 50) some more "Master" lines: "She might have heard you.... [till] "than Apollo"

7:25 > at 6:53: (p. 53) "his left hand is the fiddle" - you say "on the fiddle", but it seems he is only pretending to have a fiddle
I re-read the entire line

7:49 > at about 7:10: (p. 54) more Master lines: "Gentlemen, observe how the doctor sings in his tub. Here are no wires; all alive, alive, ho !"

9:20 > at 8:36: (p. 62) "hark ye, Mr Constable" - you say "harkeye", but I think he meant "hark, you" (in a "ye olde englisshe" way of course)

9:45 > at about 8:53: (p. 64) Master lines: "Then strike up." (I hope I found them all now)

13:39 > at about 12:38: (p. 67) missed OMNES line: "How !" (I guess Luckless is just as surprised as anybody else that Mrs Moneywood is a Queen in the end. - I surely was surprised :lol: - I would include him in the group exclamation)

14:31 > at about 13:22: Todd noted in the MW that you are also to read the "Author" lines in the Epilogue, so there are two pages worth of speeches waiting for you yet ;)
missed 8 quotes in total: starting with "fie, gentlemen" (page 2 of the epilogue) and ending with "I know her not" (page 3 of the epilogue)

Sorry I missed so many lines. I assiduously read Todd's instructions. Then in the heat of performance, they went completely out of my head, because I can only hold one thought at a time!
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Post by Kitty » November 5th, 2020, 6:22 am

adrianstephens wrote:Act 1:

> at 8:13: (p. 14) "friend to adversity" - actually you don't have to repeat the word "friend" here. This is a quirk of old scripts that the first word of the next page is announced at the bottom of the previous page (may be optional, however, as it doesn't hurt to repeat it)

> at 11:33: (p. 19) between ""kick him down stairs" and "if you dislike it", please leave more silence, as it's two separate quotes
could you reupload Act 1 once more, there must have been an error in the upload as the file is now only 7:38 long :hmm:

Acts 2 and 3 are PL ok, and thank you again for the exact new time-stamps.

I was surprised by your "commando firing-on version" of enticing little puss out on stage. I fully expected the more gentle coaxing "puuusss, pusspusspuss, come heeere, yes, theeere's a good girl"-way.

No wonder she ran away again after a minute :lol:
I assiduously read Todd's instructions. Then in the heat of performance, they went completely out of my head, because I can only hold one thought at a time!
yes this role was a lot to remember, I agree. I hope I found all the missing lines :lol:

Thank you

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » November 5th, 2020, 8:55 am

Kitty wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 6:57 am
here is the fabulous Mrs Moneywood...a woman with a secret it turns out. :shock: Didn't see that one coming !

I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed acting out. And be glad you are not Luckless, Todd, so you escape my wrath this time :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_moneywood_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 8:25 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_moneywood_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:39 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_moneywood_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:07 min.

Sonia
All perfect. Love some of the lines you were given - only thing to love about a man is his pocket - no soft romantic you, eh? (At least in Act 3 you seem to soften a bit.) PL OK

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Salvationist » November 6th, 2020, 4:41 pm

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Post by Kitty » November 9th, 2020, 5:45 am

Salvationist wrote:
November 6th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Here's Scarecrow:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_scarecrow_2_128kb.mp3 1:27
"alas I translated him out of Dryden" :lol: that one had me rolling on the floor. And you can say it with a straight face. Not much of a translation then :mrgreen:

Excellent performance again, David, totally PL ok and sorry for the delay in feedback.

Thank you

Sonia

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Post by Availle » November 9th, 2020, 6:30 pm

Mrs. Novel has arrived on the scene - much more chatty than I had thought...

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_mrsnovel_3_128kb.mp3
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Post by Kitty » November 10th, 2020, 2:39 am

Availle wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Mrs. Novel has arrived on the scene - much more chatty than I had thought...
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_mrsnovel_3_128kb.mp3
and she is still even chattier, as you overlooked her first appearance ;)

She seems quite the romantic. Nicely portrayed, Availle. You had lots of songs here :shock:

A few added notes for Mrs Novel:

> at about 0:05: (p. 45) Mrs Novel introduces herself by a song here. Seven lines, starting with "Oh ! pity all a maiden..." till "And lost my maiden-head."

> at about 4:36: could you maybe also add to the chorus lines ? (OMNES)
p. 66: "Long live Henry I. King of Bantam." and "Huzza !"
p. 67: "How !"

thank you

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Post by ToddHW » November 10th, 2020, 6:09 am

> at about 0:05: (p. 45) Mrs Novel introduces herself by a song here.
(Song meaning chanting - not actual singing.)

Thanks, Todd

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