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Post by benderca » December 7th, 2020, 4:18 am

If I promise to get my parts in the other plays in quickly, may I read the Countess of Ripstow? I can't resist a pretentious Countess...
I was considering the Irish woman, Mrs. Hooley, but I've been struggling with the Irish accent in Chris's story... I haven't been to Ireland lately -- guess it's time for another trip. I've never been to England, which makes my faux-English accent all the more offensive -- just as it should be with a grandiloquent Countess... :lol: :wink:

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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2020, 4:36 am

Well, only if you promise to get those other parts in!

I'm sure a countess can speak any way she wishes.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2020, 4:37 am

adrianstephens wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 1:01 am
Could I play Percy Egerton-Bompas?
Thank you.

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Post by adrianstephens » December 7th, 2020, 11:23 am

Percy Act 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_1_128kb.mp3 16:24
I kept looking for his warm and cuddly side, and failing miserably.
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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2020, 11:45 am

Thank you. Prize for first section in!

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Post by Kitty » December 8th, 2020, 5:16 am

adrianstephens wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 11:23 am
Percy Act 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_1_128kb.mp3 16:24
I kept looking for his warm and cuddly side, and failing miserably.
:lol: I was literally on the floor laughing throughout the whole ranting performance, Adrian. This guy is simply too pompous. (oh wait ! I'm married to him and have to be pompous too :shock: ) Good thing I listened to this before recording my lines, gives me some ideas already. I guess poor Clara E-B will veer a bit on the hysterical side. :mrgreen:

In any case, it was brilliant ! Already looking forward to the rest of this.

I found two missing lines though:

> at about 11:12: (p. 41) please insert: "At that little out-of-the-way hole in Wales"

> at about 11:19: (p. 42) please insert: "Well, the other fellows, Parker and Giltspur, returned to college"

Thanks for this entertainment. (still have to chuckle)

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Post by adrianstephens » December 8th, 2020, 11:16 am

Kitty wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 5:16 am
adrianstephens wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 11:23 am
Percy Act 1:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_1_128kb.mp3 16:24
I kept looking for his warm and cuddly side, and failing miserably.
:lol: I was literally on the floor laughing throughout the whole ranting performance, Adrian. This guy is simply too pompous. (oh wait ! I'm married to him and have to be pompous too :shock: ) Good thing I listened to this before recording my lines, gives me some ideas already. I guess poor Clara B-E will veer a bit on the hysterical side. :mrgreen:

In any case, it was brilliant ! Already looking forward to the rest of this.

I found two missing lines though:

> at about 11:12: (p. 41) please insert: "At that little out-of-the-way hole in Wales"

> at about 11:19: (p. 42) please insert: "Well, the other fellows, Parker and Giltspur, returned to college"

Thanks for this entertainment. (still have to chuckle)

Sonia
Hello Sonia,
Thanks for the kind words. For some reason, I have to keep turning my microphone volume down. It must be some effect your character is having on me. Can't wait to see how you play it.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_2_128kb.mp3 17:33

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Post by clionawoodbyrne » December 8th, 2020, 1:20 pm

Hi Sonia
I'll be Mrs Hooley. Section 5-8.
I've never done theatre with LibriVox so it should be fun.
Cheers
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 8th, 2020, 2:10 pm

benderca wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 4:18 am
I was considering the Irish woman, Mrs. Hooley, but I've been struggling with the Irish accent in Chris's story...:
If you recall the "General Southern Accent" of my Mister Stein in Rollo's Wild Oat, you'll notice that my attitude to deploying an accent is "Saddle up and charge!" :lol:

Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Post by ToddHW » December 8th, 2020, 4:43 pm

clionawoodbyrne wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Hi Sonia
I'll be Mrs Hooley. Section 5-8.
I've never done theatre with LibriVox so it should be fun.
Cheers
Cliona
Welcome to Drama. I have a short summary for the important special rules in drama; here goes:

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file using the words in the MW, which should be something like: " Mrs. Hooley, read by XXXX" (whatever you use for your reader name)

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. Also include any "All" lines while your character is on stage. For a big role it may be good to read the entire play to get into character, but at least it would be good to read a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role.

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [whines], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting.

4) your file will be proof-listened, and you may receive some notes on corrections and their time locations in your file. These will be posted in the forum and show in the Magic Window marked as "See PL Notes" - please cut corrections into your file to update it and upload a new file (SAME NAME) in a reasonable time - like before your voice and equipment setup change and everything sounds different!

5) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 2-3 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 2-3 seconds of pause there, because our editor (me) later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his (my) master file and it's helpful if he (me) has enough space to fiddle with

That's it, I think. Just have fun acting out. And post any questions here.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » December 8th, 2020, 4:44 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 2:10 pm
benderca wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 4:18 am
I was considering the Irish woman, Mrs. Hooley, but I've been struggling with the Irish accent in Chris's story...:
If you recall the "General Southern Accent" of my Mister Stein in Rollo's Wild Oat, you'll notice that my attitude to deploying an accent is "Saddle up and charge!" :lol:

Chris
Was the Parlourmaid Irish?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 8th, 2020, 5:00 pm

ToddHW wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 4:44 pm
SonOfTheExiles wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 2:10 pm
benderca wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 4:18 am
I was considering the Irish woman, Mrs. Hooley, but I've been struggling with the Irish accent in Chris's story...:
If you recall the "General Southern Accent" of my Mister Stein in Rollo's Wild Oat, you'll notice that my attitude to deploying an accent is "Saddle up and charge!" :lol:

Chris
Was the Parlourmaid Irish?

Thanks, Todd
"Reeeeeally!" :lol:
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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George Essex Evans Roderic Quinn Mary Hannay Foott Marie E. J. Pitt James Hebblethwaite Shaw Neilson

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Post by Hubert63 » December 8th, 2020, 8:10 pm

I would like to pick up Howard, their son - if that's OK.

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Post by Kitty » December 9th, 2020, 1:49 am

adrianstephens wrote:
December 8th, 2020, 11:16 am
Thanks for the kind words. For some reason, I have to keep turning my microphone volume down.
:lol: indeed, poor E-B is highly distressed throughout this act 2. I thought he might pop an aneurysm any time. :shock: Wonderfully yelling, blubbering and stuttering your way through it all. I guess it was not one of his best days :mrgreen:

In all this excitement I can already hear Todd as trusty snake-like advisor standing calmly like a rock in the stormy sea over all this ranting from E-B. This will give a wonderful contrast.

Act 1 is now perfectly PL ok.

A few things for Act 2 though:

> at about 3:29: (p. 83) missed line: "What d'ye mean ?"

> at 8:45: (p. 93) stumble and repeat: "who has placed" – can be cut once

> at 9:26: (p. 93) stumble and repeat: "I don't want you to relieve" – can get cut once

thanks, Adrian !

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