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Post by OooThatsNifty » December 20th, 2020, 2:13 pm

Could I claim John Marvin? Thanks!


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Post by Dtcastid » December 21st, 2020, 1:06 pm

Dtcastid wrote:
December 20th, 2020, 10:29 am
Hi Todd,
May I claim Mrs. Harper?
Thanks,
Diane
Hi Todd,
Thanks. What does it mean in the MW that "Prologue is part of act 1?"
Diane

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Post by ToddHW » December 21st, 2020, 1:48 pm

Dtcastid wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 1:06 pm
Hi Todd,
Thanks. What does it mean in the MW that "Prologue is part of act 1?"
Diane
There is a Prologue in the script. For those people that are part of it, they should record their lines for the prologue in the same file as their Act 1 lines.

I confess I did not keep track of people who are in Act 1 but NOT actually in the prologue - if their section in the MW is labeled "Prologue is part of act 1" in the MW, they will only have lines in Act 1 and should just ignore that note.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by LaurenEmma3 » December 21st, 2020, 3:18 pm

May I claim Freeda please?

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Lauren


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Post by RebaV3 » December 21st, 2020, 11:46 pm

I would like to take sections 16 and 17 please.

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Post by alanmapstone » December 22nd, 2020, 3:38 am

Lemuel act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lightnin_lemuel_1.mp3

Sometimes called Judge in the script.
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Post by ToddHW » December 22nd, 2020, 4:50 am

RebaV3 wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 11:46 pm
I would like to take sections 16 and 17 please.
Welcome to Librivox. 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. Moore, 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) You prepare and upload a separate file for each Act that your character is in. (Note - the section numbers change as I move stuff around on the MW, so remember character name, not section numbers.) 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 4-5 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 4-5 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 22nd, 2020, 4:52 am

alanmapstone wrote:
December 22nd, 2020, 3:38 am
Lemuel act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lightnin_lemuel_1.mp3

Sometimes called Judge in the script.
Thank ye, Pardna'

Todd

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Post by Kitty » December 23rd, 2020, 11:49 am

alanmapstone wrote:
December 22nd, 2020, 3:38 am
Lemuel act 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lightnin_lemuel_1.mp3
Sometimes called Judge in the script.
not in act 1 though, I didn't find any calls for judge. Seems to me all the lines are in. And I noticed a slight Texan drawl here too :lol: Nicely done, Alan. Poor Lem doesn't have much luck with the women, well at least he becomes judge in the end I hope ? :mrgreen:

Act 1 PL ok for Lem :thumbs: first section in

thank you

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 23rd, 2020, 1:50 pm

Kitty wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 11:49 am
Poor Lem doesn't have much luck with the women...

Sonia
Actually, Miss Kitty, the judge ends up married by the end of the play.

Can’t say I’m surprised that Lightnin’ Todd and Miss Kitty hooked up in this Western play. Way I heard tell, “tall and strong and dusty” has always been Miss Kitty’s type. :lol:

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Post by ToddHW » December 23rd, 2020, 1:53 pm

Or, in my case, short, weak, and portly - "j u s t like a tumbling tumbleweed"....

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 25th, 2020, 4:05 pm

Here y'all are! The files for Miss Millie Buckley!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lightnin_mildred_1_128kb.mp3
*fingers crossed* I really hope Act 1 is PL OK... After I exported it to mp3 Audacity crashed, corrupting the working file 😢😢😢

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lightnin_mildred_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/lightnin_mildred_3_128kb.mp3

Annie


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