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

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Post by Availle » November 10th, 2020, 6:17 am

I understand that. You definitely don't want me to sing! :shock:
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Post by silverquill » November 10th, 2020, 10:28 am

Here are the stage directions:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_stagedirections_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_stagedirections_3_128kb.mp3

This was more challenging than I thought because it wasn't always clear what to include. When in doubt I read it. And, I'm not sure I got the cast list correct, but it is all there, I think. And, I said "bookfeller" only once, I think. :wink:
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Post by Kitty » November 12th, 2020, 2:01 am

silverquill wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 10:28 am
Here are the stage directions:

This was more challenging than I thought because it wasn't always clear what to include. When in doubt I read it. And, I'm not sure I got the cast list correct, but it is all there, I think. And, I said "bookfeller" only once, I think. :wink:
:lol: "bookfeller" would have been cool too. So far I haven't heard any embarrassing s/f switches :mrgreen: but I'm on the lookout for them.

Super stage-directions again, Larry, thank you so much, especially for handing them in so early. :9: It was quite a mess to rummage through the script and find them all. I did find a few missing ones still:

PL notes for Act 1:

> at about 4:09: there are some added roles in the 3rd act and epilogue, you can check the MW which roles you missed. If I found them all it's: Manager / Mr. Seedo, Musician / Director / 2nd Sailor / Messenger / Sir John / 1st Poet / 2nd Poet / 3rd Poet / 4th Poet / Cat

> at 5:03: (p. 13) "Mrs Moneywood, within" – you only say "Money" but I think it's best always say the full name of the character

PL notes for Act 2:

> at about 1:44: (p. 34) missed: "Scene IX: Witmore, with a paper, meeting Luckless"

> at about 2:01: (p. 37) missed: "Scene XII: Moneywood, Harriot, Jack"

PL notes for Act 3:

> at 0:35: (p. 39) missed: "Air I. Whilst the town's brimfull of folly"

> at about 1:25: (p. 44) missed: "Enter Don Tragedio, Sir Farcical Comick, Dr. Orator, Signior Opera, Monsieur Pantomime and Mrs Novel."

> at 4:54: (p. 63) "Sir John, aside" or "Constable, aside" – not really sure who says this as aside, either Sir John's entire speech or the beginning of Constable's speech up to the dash (I am opting for that one). In any case it should be at the beginning of the speech, and therefore the name needs to be included. You could maybe record both versions, then Todd can decide who says the aside

> at about 5:56: (second page of epilogue) missed: "Enter the Author" and "Enter Cat"

thank you

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Post by Salvationist » November 13th, 2020, 5:15 pm

May I also read the 2nd Poet?
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Post by alanmapstone » November 16th, 2020, 4:02 am

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Post by Kitty » November 16th, 2020, 6:52 am

alanmapstone wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 4:02 am
Marplay senior act 2
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_marplaysenior_2.mp3
thank you, Alan. And awww, this guy is a sleazy trickster. :evil: Trying to promote himself by using his son to discredit the really talented authors. Not a nice guy. But excellently portrayed ;)

I have two small notes for your consideration:

> at 0:40: (p. 23) "no matter where, so we are blessed together" – you say "for" which has a slightly different meaning here. Especially because in the next line you definitely use the word "so" for the same sentence in Marplay's edited version

> at 3:49: (p. 25) "tis buff, child, 'tis buff" – you say "buss". I wouldn't really know what is meant here, but I think this is the letter 'f', the long s has a much shorter horizontal dash and double s is usually written with one long s and one normal s. I guess the meaning is "buffed, shiny", which would match with the next line of "corinthian brass". :hmm:

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Post by alanmapstone » November 16th, 2020, 7:26 am

Kitty wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 6:52 am
alanmapstone wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 4:02 am
Marplay senior act 2
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_marplaysenior_2.mp3
> at 3:49: (p. 25) "tis buff, child, 'tis buff" – you say "buss". I wouldn't really know what is meant here, but I think this is the letter 'f', the long s has a much shorter horizontal dash and double s is usually written with one long s and one normal s. I guess the meaning is "buffed, shiny", which would match with the next line of "corinthian brass".
I could not decide between buff and buss as neither makes much sense in context. So I thought I would try buss and see what the consensus was. I will change it but I just hope Todd doesn't ask for it to be changed back again :lol:
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Post by ToddHW » November 16th, 2020, 7:33 am

Try as I might, I fail to picture any situation during which I would ever tell Kitty that she was wrong!

At least until my part in the play was PL OK....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » November 16th, 2020, 7:44 am

ToddHW wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 7:33 am
Try as I might, I fail to picture any situation during which I would ever tell Kitty that she was wrong!
At least until my part in the play was PL OK....
very wise

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Post by adrianstephens » November 16th, 2020, 10:32 am

Kitty wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 6:22 am

> 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:
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Thank you, Sonia.

Act 1 re-uploaded. https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_luckless_1_128kb.mp3
I did this a couple of weeks back, but forgot to post the link :0(.

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Post by Salvationist » November 16th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Here's the 2nd Poet:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_2ndpoet_3_128kb.mp3 45 seconds

May I also read the 2nd Sailor? The 2nd Poet only appears in the epilogue, so these two characters certainly don't talk to each other.
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Post by alanmapstone » November 17th, 2020, 3:08 am

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