~OPEN[PLAY]The Emperor of the Moon by Aphra Behn - thw

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Post by ToddHW » January 7th, 2021, 4:33 am

Wonderful.

What I need first is a check that each reader file is complete - no lines missing; with these old scripts or even a Gutenberg transcription like this, sometimes it is hard for readers to catch all the lines.

Second, we're using standard PL, not word perfect, so minor errors are okay. But check that any errors do not change the meaning of a line - if they do, then post a note for fixing that. Note that I don't really care about how words, names, places are pronounced so long as any one reader is consistent within all their files. Different pronunciations by different characters could be accents, foreign background, pet name from when they knew the other character in childhood, etc.

The Gold Standard for PL notes? You can't go wrong if you pay attention to what Sonia (Kitty) does - including rapid turnaround so we don't lose readers and have them gone and not make fixes.

These steps give me a nice clean set of lines to work with when I start to assemble the play. That is vital, and I thank you very much for that.

Finally, I'll need you eventually to listen to the complete assembled version of each act to make sure I did not drop out things or mis-order them. I may have cut out some of the stage direction words that refer to how a line is said if the reader conveys that emotion already; I may have relocated or even added the word "aside" which is often printed in the "wrong" place in the script - at the end of lines instead of the beginning of a line where it wold be useful to a listener.

You should have MW access shortly so you can enter "See PL Notes" or "PL OK" as you review stuff.

Thank you,

Todd

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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 7th, 2021, 8:06 am

Great, thanks! I'll get started this afternoon.
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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 7th, 2021, 12:08 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 12:13 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/emperorofthemoon_doctor_1_128kb.mp3 8:26
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/emperorofthemoon_doctor_2_128kb.mp3 12:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/emperorofthemoon_doctor_3_128kb.mp3 12:51

This is utterly, utterly bonkers!
I was sometimes unsure about whether I was supposed to be speaking an aside.
Hi Adrian!

Bonkers indeed - but you did a wonderful job navigating the lunacy.

Acts 1 and 2 are both PL OK :thumbs:

Two small notes for Act 3:

1:45 - Missing "Indeed, Sir! be pleas’d, Seignior"
11:56 - Stumble / Repeat of "Most Noble Youths"

Nicely done :)

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Post by jennlea » January 7th, 2021, 1:37 pm

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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 7th, 2021, 8:21 pm

A lady of few words, but well played nonetheless - Florinda is PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by adrianstephens » January 8th, 2021, 12:06 am

OooThatsNifty wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Two small notes for Act 3:

1:45 - Missing "Indeed, Sir! be pleas’d, Seignior"
11:56 - Stumble / Repeat of "Most Noble Youths"

Nicely done :)
Thank you for your kind words, here is the corrected Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/emperorofthemoon_doctor_3_128kb.mp3
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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 8th, 2021, 1:13 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 12:06 am
Thank you for your kind words, here is the corrected Act 3:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/emperorofthemoon_doctor_3_128kb.mp3
Thank you - Doctor Baliardo is now fully PL OK!



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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 9th, 2021, 10:07 pm

Act 2 is PL OK :thumbs:

A few small notes for Act 1 & Act 3:

Act 1:

3:53 - I hear "after last night's fight", rather than "after my last night’s fright."

Act 3:

2:16 - I hear "Ill-measured" rather than "Ill-natured"
2:54 - I hear "They built a Conquest" rather than "They but a Conquest"

Nicely done! :D

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 10th, 2021, 1:12 pm

OooThatsNifty wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 10:07 pm
Act 1:
3:53 - I hear "after last night's fight", rather than "after my last night’s fright."
You revised Act 1: :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/emperorofthemoon_elaria_1_128kb.mp3
OooThatsNifty wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 10:07 pm
Act 3:
2:16 - I hear "Ill-measured" rather than "Ill-natured"
2:54 - I hear "They built a Conquest" rather than "They but a Conquest"
and your revised Act 3: :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/emperorofthemoon_elaria_3_128kb.mp3

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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 10th, 2021, 1:23 pm

Perfect - thank you! Both are now PL OK!


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