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

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Post by ToddHW » December 16th, 2020, 5:44 am

The Bookseller awaits in the MW. What a fun play, even if a tad hard to read.

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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2020, 4:22 am

ToddHW wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 5:44 am
The Bookseller awaits in the MW. What a fun play, even if a tad hard to read.
no f/s errors at least, Todd ;) I wonder why the bookseller all of a sudden turns into Curry :hmm:

in any case: brilliant job. This central scene in Act 2 is really hilarious :lol: and wonderfully acted with dry wit and humour. I wholly enjoyed it and chuckled more than once. Thanks for the entertainment.

Act 1 already PL ok.

Act 2:
> at 1:27: (p. 29) – "all controversial writers should begin..." – you say "letters"

Act 3:
> at 0:51: (p. 46) "I have made as large oblations to her" – I may be mistaken but I think I hear "obligations" :hmm:

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Post by ToddHW » December 17th, 2020, 4:48 am

Kitty wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 4:22 am
I wholly enjoyed it and chuckled more than once.

Sonia
Ah, one of the formerly fabled yet apparently not entirely mythical CMTO comments in my PL notes. Be still my beating heart; I swooneth in ecstasy!

Ready for Spot PL.

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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2020, 5:25 am

ToddHW wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 4:48 am
Ah, one of the formerly fabled yet apparently not entirely mythical CMTO comments in my PL notes. Be still my beating heart; I swooneth in ecstasy!
:lol: what on earth is CMTO ? and why fabled ? I believe I often mentioned that you made me chuckle ;)

both are now PL ok.

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Post by ToddHW » December 17th, 2020, 5:35 am

You invented this hitherto unreached category of comic praise: CMTO = chuckled more than once

It is the "more than once" that makes this achievement so unusual. At any rate, a nice change from the usual browbeating your characters seem to delight in performing on mine....

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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2020, 5:39 am

ToddHW wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 5:35 am
You invented this hitherto unreached category of comic praise: CMTO = chuckled more than once
:shock: :lol: ah ok, I wasn't aware I was the first to use this expression. Well...you made me chuckle yet again (will that be CYA from now on ?)
At any rate, a nice change from the usual browbeating your characters seem to delight in performing on mine....
as long as you don't play a brother/husband/uncle to my character, I believe you are safe from browbeating :mrgreen:

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Post by ToddHW » December 17th, 2020, 7:59 am

CMTO, CYA - good ways to measure goodness.

Fortunately, becuz we don't accept negative criticism here at Librivox, we are able to stay away from some of the bad feedback categories such as DECAS (Didn't Even Crack a Smile) or VLH (Very Loud Harrumph).

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Post by Algy Pug » December 17th, 2020, 5:20 pm

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Post by Kitty » December 18th, 2020, 3:14 am

Algy Pug wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Here is Doctor Orator:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_drorator_3_128kb.mp3
thank you Algy. What an eloquent and pompous orator 8-) really enjoyed him in all his foppishness :lol: And the songs are nicely narrated, you managed to get a good rhythm into them.

I have a few adjustments to suggest though:

> in the voice credit, you can cut out "act 3" in the middle, this is not part of the credit

> at 0:35: (p. 50) "Your highness knows the reward I prize" can be cut, this is the operasinger's line

> at 1:28: (p. 53) between "he loves ros'ning" and "a fiddle is like a beau's nose" – could you leave more space, it's two different quotes

> at 3:31: (p. 55) "there was a jovial beggar" – can be cut, this is done by the narrator (if Todd wants to include the mentioning of the tunes for the songs). It's not the title of the song the orator sings, but more a stage direction

> at 6:01: (p. 57) "when I was a dame of honour" – same here can be cut

> at 7:45: (p. 66 & 67) maybe you could also lend your voice to the OMNES lines here: "Long live Henry I King of Bantam", "Huzza !" and "How !"

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Post by Algy Pug » December 18th, 2020, 3:34 pm

Reading for Dr Orator corrected and reuploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/authorsfarce_drorator_3_128kb.mp3
7:56

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