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Post by Kitty » August 13th, 2018, 6:10 am

here is my version of Patroclus. I was pondering a bit how to do him. I didn't want to effeminate and camp him up, despite considering his relation to Achilles ;) I see him more as the guy who would pump in the gym and give himself very mocking and manly, so nobody would get any wrong ideas about his virility. So he's quite gruff with the others, especially this Thersites-guy... but he has his moment of tenderness with Achilles in the tent, where he lets his soft side out. Tomas, I hope you like this portrayal. I guess you will give your Achilles a sort of same spin. :hmm:

Well in any case, here's Patroclus:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_patroclus_2_1.mp3
Recording time: 0:21 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_patroclus_2_3.mp3
Recording time: 1:22 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_patroclus_3_3.mp3
Recording time: 1:58 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_patroclus_4_5.mp3
Recording time: 0:40 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_patroclus_5_1.mp3
Recording time: 0:50 min.

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Post by Kitty » August 13th, 2018, 6:16 am

I just wanted to update the MW and see the files are already in :shock: Magic ?

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Post by Kitty » August 13th, 2018, 10:17 am

oh wonderful, Craig, thank you :9: so you started with one of your bigger roles, contrary to me, I first had the small ones out of the way. Your Pandarus is exactly like I thought he would be, a sort of slimy pimp and meddler :lol: Brilliant how you did him. All PL ok.

I see you gave us two versions for Helenus, I think we will go with the same stress as in Helena, if I'm not mistaken. :hmm: But thanks for the option.

A good start

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 13th, 2018, 10:28 am

Kitty wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 6:16 am
I just wanted to update the MW and see the files are already in :shock: Magic ?
That was me, waving a magic wand like the Fairy Godmother. :lol:
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Post by Kitty » August 13th, 2018, 10:33 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 10:28 am
That was me, waving a magic wand like the Fairy Godmother. :lol:
:lol: yes after I had written my comment I thought it could only have been you :mrgreen: But I left it in anyway. Now we had a good laugh.

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 13th, 2018, 4:33 pm

Kitty wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 6:10 am
here is my version of Patroclus. I was pondering a bit how to do him. I didn't want to effeminate and camp him up, despite considering his relation to Achilles ;) I see him more as the guy who would pump in the gym and give himself very mocking and manly, so nobody would get any wrong ideas about his virility. So he's quite gruff with the others, especially this Thersites-guy... but he has his moment of tenderness with Achilles in the tent, where he lets his soft side out. Tomas, I hope you like this portrayal. I guess you will give your Achilles a sort of same spin. :hmm:
Thank you, Sonia! :) I like your take on him, which is more even-tempered than I expect most play him. While reading the play, I imagined him being aggressive towards Thersites, but I like that your interpretation has him regarding Thersites with cool ridicule and scorn. His interactions with Achilles are really well-done, too. You can definitely sense the tenderness, and I will try my best to mirror that in my performance. :9:

PL OK, no doubt. Two roles left to go!
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Post by Kitty » August 14th, 2018, 12:54 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 4:33 pm
I like your take on him, which is more even-tempered than I expect most play him. While reading the play, I imagined him being aggressive towards Thersites
well I based my interpreatation more on the private scene he had with Achilles. He seems not to like fighting too much, so I thought all the aggression was more play because it was expected of him. Yes, of course he is angry by Thersites, but he probably can control that anger so he won't lose his temper too much.

I'm working on Aeneas next.... stay tuned.

Will also PL your sections today. Thanks

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Post by Kitty » August 14th, 2018, 4:19 am

so here is Aeneas. I gave him my distinctive "raspy" voice, usually reserved for my villains :lol: but since I don't seem to have a real villain role here, I can use it for him. It gives him an air of authority in the things he says. He seems like a dutiful, no-nonsense guy. After all, he is going to be the founding father of Rome.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_1_1.mp3
Recording time: 0:34 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_1_3.mp3
Recording time: 4:28 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_4_1.mp3
Recording time: 1:32 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_4_2.mp3
Recording time: 1:32 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_4_4.mp3
Recording time: 0:45 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_4_5.mp3
Recording time: 1:56 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_5_2.mp3
Recording time: 0:21 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_aeneas_5_10.mp3
Recording time: 0:31 min.

I'll need a bit more time to ponder my Cressida character yet...tricky that one

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Post by Kitty » August 14th, 2018, 5:09 am

Tomas, I already assembled the DP since all the voice credits are in already. I noticed that Antenor was mentioned, so I checked the text once more for speeches, and even though he doesn't have a solo line, he is present in the final scene, where they all say "Hector, the gods forbid !" In order not to have to wait, I quickly claimed the role for myself :mrgreen: recorded the line with a voice different from raspy Aeneas and so you can make the voice chorus a bit more fleshed out. I also inserted a voice credit for myself then. Now I'm wondering if we ever get feedback by people who will ask themselves what Antenor had to say :lol: not noticing my voice in the chorus.

I'll insert a new section for Antenor in 5.10.

EDIT: oh, wait, I just noticed that Brad is not included in the final Scene at all ! Maybe in that case he could join his voice as Antenor, so we will have our 4 voices there after all.

Brad: would you mind doing this one line and the voice credit:

for Antenor_5_10: "Hector! The gods forbid!"
for the voice credit: "Antenor, a Troyan commander, read by Brad"


so the cast list will be corrected as well for that line, hold off from PLing, for the time being:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/troilusandcressida_dp_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 3:16 min.

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Post by Hamlet » August 14th, 2018, 5:28 am

I think I can somehow find time for four words. :)

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Post by Kitty » August 14th, 2018, 5:29 am

Hamlet wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 5:28 am
I think I can somehow find time for four words. :)
:thumbs: thanks

you can give the voice credit in the same file. I put Tomas' pronunciation guide in your section, if you click on the name.

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Post by Kitty » August 14th, 2018, 6:01 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Got my part of the DP done, as well as all my shorties! :D A lot of one-liners, which is good considering how lengthy my main parts are.
ok, just checked them all and they are all PL ok. A good start. Troilus' boy is very young still, it seems :lol:

My favourite here was Calchas, even though he is quite a nasty character. A bit of a coward to desert Troy, and a traitor to plot together with the Greeks. You give him an adequate voice. I still find it a bit unrealistic that the Greeks would exchange such an obvious asset as Antenor for a woman, when Calchas even mentions that the Trojans would be prepared to exchange a prince for him. :lol:

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