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Post by Kitty » December 9th, 2020, 1:50 am

Hubert63 wrote:
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I would like to pick up Howard, their son - if that's OK.
hey Dale, great to have you as Howard (but beware, you will have me as your mother :mrgreen: )

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Post by adrianstephens » December 9th, 2020, 11:49 am

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December 9th, 2020, 1:49 am


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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Act 2 corrections, and acts 3 and 4.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_3_128kb.mp3 13:18
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_4_128kb.mp3 9:09

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Post by Kitty » December 10th, 2020, 4:45 am

awww, I really pity E-B in these acts, all goes haywire and they seem to be sinking into it more and more. He is kinda hysterical all throughout, no wonder he has a break-down in act 4. :? Actually it looks like Mrs E-B is more level-headed and a strong arm for her husband...need to take all this into consideration for my role. :mrgreen:

An excellent job, Adrian. :clap: Two small additions and then you can relax from this rather taxing role.

for Act 3:
> at about 12:52: (p. 158) please insert: "What !"

for Act 4:
> at 0:01: "Mr Speaker – Sir !" – I hear "sleeper"

Act 2 is now PL ok.

Thank you

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 10th, 2020, 6:12 pm

Jelf completed.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_4_128kb.mp3

In Act 4, that line when Jelf is off-duty and talks to himself when he doesn't think anyone is listening... he lapses into "dead-common" slang. Is his posh accent supposed to briefly drop at this point? I gave the line in two options, one still posh, one "as common as muck".

Cheers,
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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Victor J Daley George Essex Evans Roderic Quinn Mary Hannay Foott Marie E. J. Pitt James Hebblethwaite Shaw Neilson

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Post by ToddHW » December 10th, 2020, 7:19 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Jelf completed.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_jelf_4_128kb.mp3

In Act 4, that line when Jelf is off-duty and talks to himself when he doesn't think anyone is listening... he lapses into "dead-common" slang. Is his posh accent supposed to briefly drop at this point? I gave the line in two options, one still posh, one "as common as muck".

Cheers,
Chris
When he drops his accent, will a listener still be able to know that it is him speaking? Guess I can decide when I edit if you can't decide now....

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Post by adrianstephens » December 11th, 2020, 12:31 am

Kitty wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 4:45 am

for Act 3:
> at about 12:52: (p. 158) please insert: "What !"

for Act 4:
> at 0:01: "Mr Speaker – Sir !" – I hear "sleeper"
Thank you, Sonia
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_percyegertonbompass_4_128kb.mp3
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » December 11th, 2020, 2:47 am

thank you Adrian, perfect additions and PL ok now. P.E-B is done and dusted.

Now I need breakfast before I tackle Jelf...Chris seems to take pleasure in haunting me with butlering for me...I hope at least this time Jelf is male... :roll:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 11th, 2020, 2:55 am

Kitty wrote:
December 11th, 2020, 2:47 am
Now I need breakfast before I tackle Jelf...Chris seems to take pleasure in haunting me with butlering for me...I hope at least this time Jelf is male... :roll:

Sonia
Well, of course Jelf is male. No way his French maid’s outfit could possibly hide that. :lol:

Cheers,
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Post by Kitty » December 11th, 2020, 2:58 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
December 11th, 2020, 2:55 am
Well, of course Jelf is male. No way his French maid’s outfit could possibly hide that. :lol:
*groan* I blame Sir Percy for hiring a drag-queen as butler :| (we shall have a talk about that, my dear)

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Post by Kitty » December 11th, 2020, 3:48 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Jelf completed.
In Act 4, that line when Jelf is off-duty and talks to himself when he doesn't think anyone is listening... he lapses into "dead-common" slang. Is his posh accent supposed to briefly drop at this point? I gave the line in two options, one still posh, one "as common as muck".
Jelf should never be off duty :lol: excellent job, Chris. :thumbs: I suspect Jelf's upper class accent will exceed Mrs E-B's continental European mix. :lol:

Acts 1 and 4 are straight PL ok.

Found a few notes to scribble up for the other acts though:

Act 2:
> at about 0:01: (p. 57) two missed lines: "The bell rang, ma'am." and "Yes, ma'am."

Act 3:
> at 0:02: (p. 112) "the ladies are dining, m'lord." – you say "waiting"

Thank you, a great character (despite the parlourmaid's costume :roll: luckily this is audio only)

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 11th, 2020, 4:03 am

Okay, will get onto the corrections in the next few days.
Kitty wrote:
December 11th, 2020, 3:48 am
Thank you, a great character (despite the parlourmaid's costume :roll: luckily this is audio only)

Sonia
Never underestimate the “Theatre of the Mind”. :wink:

Chris
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Post by Kitty » December 12th, 2020, 11:59 am

so this is my recording weekend and I started with Clara E-B. Quite a moving role, I notice that she veers between upcomming hysterics when she is more alone, but once her hubby loses it, she seems to get a grip and try to calm him down. An interesting character. Fun to do.

Act 1 ready for scrutiny:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_clara_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 10:44 min.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » December 13th, 2020, 8:01 am

Act 2 for Clara reaches a sort of catastrophe. Trying to rein in the hysterics, as she needs to calm an even more hysterical husband :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_clara_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 14:08 min.

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Post by Kitty » December 13th, 2020, 9:22 am

and the third act...still going downhill

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/times_clara_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 10:54 min.

I don't think I can finish the final act tonight, but I'm already pretty happy with how far I got this weekend. :9:

Sonia

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