COMPLETE[PLAY]2nd Mrs Tanqueray by Arthur Wing Pinero-thw

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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2017, 6:56 am

The Second Mrs. Tanqueray by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

Aubrey Tanqueray marries a woman with a past which he believes will not matter in society. "I know you think me a fool, Cayley—you needn't infer that I'm a coward into the bargain. No! I know what I'm doing, and I do it deliberately, defiantly. I'm alone; I injure no living soul by the step I'm going to take; and so you can't urge the one argument which might restrain me. Of course, I don't expect you to think compassionately, fairly even, of the woman whom I—whom I am drawn to— [] Thanks. I've heard you say that from forty till fifty a man is at heart either a stoic or a satyr. [] I am neither. I have a temperate, honourable affection for Mrs. Jarman. She has never met a man who has treated her well—I intend to treat her well. That's all. And in a few years, Cayley, if you've not quite forsaken me, I'll prove to you that it's possible to rear a life of happiness, of good repute, on a—miserable foundation." ( From the Play)
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      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
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      • Original publication date (if known): 1893
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Post by Kitty » September 4th, 2017, 7:03 am

:shock: oh you started earlier than expected !!!!

Well, I reserve the part for Mrs Cortelyon, please and of course DPL (but you knew that already :oops: )

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Post by WiltedScribe » September 4th, 2017, 12:07 pm

I'm curious to see the dramatic side of Pinero, especially after enjoying the farces.

I'd like to claim Cayley Drummle here. Sonia told me he's the voice of reason, which is always a plus when other characters are... not as likeable. :P
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Post by Kitty » September 4th, 2017, 12:09 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:I'd like to claim Cayley Drummle here. Sonia told me he's the voice of reason, which is always a plus when other characters are... not as likeable. :P
definitely a good choice Tomas. I think Drummle is the only sane person without some kind of baggage in this play :| But judge for yourself while you record.

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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2017, 1:37 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:I'm curious to see the dramatic side of Pinero, especially after enjoying the farces.

I'd like to claim Cayley Drummle here. Sonia told me he's the voice of reason, which is always a plus when other characters are... not as likeable. :P
Thanks.
The sad thing is that the other characters thought they too were the voice of reason for their time...

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Post by alanmapstone » September 4th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Can I read Sir George Orreyed? A character who comes on stage and falls asleep sounds just right for me.

As I suggested this play to Todd, if people do not like it as much as the farces, they should blame me rather than Todd.
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Post by Elizabby » September 4th, 2017, 1:57 pm

I'd like to read Paula Tanqueray please, if Kitty isn't going to read her?
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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2017, 2:01 pm

Thanks.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 4th, 2017, 2:57 pm

Aubrey is such a juicy role, but I couldn't possibly be mean to Beth for one whole Act, let alone four, so I'll put my hand up for the role of Dr Jayne please.

And Todd! "Cortelyon" sounds suspiciously like "Corleone". Beware The Godmother making you an offer you can't refuse!


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Post by Elizabby » September 4th, 2017, 4:42 pm

Todd, do you have any ideas on how to pronounce the daughter's name? I say it a lot in the play. I'm thinking of going with el-LEEN?

Similarly, "Cortelyon" - Sonia, how are you going to say that one? French style or Anglicized?
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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2017, 5:08 pm

Elizabby wrote:Todd, do you have any ideas on how to pronounce the daughter's name? I say it a lot in the play. I'm thinking of going with el-LEEN?

Similarly, "Cortelyon" - Sonia, how are you going to say that one? French style or Anglicized?
Sonia is offline at the moment, but in an earlier note from her she said:
Preparing my Cortelyon dialogue right now. I wonder what the majority will say: Court-Lion or Cortellian ? :hmm: I tend towards Cortellian. Same with Ellean ? Like the Irish Aileen, or Ell-ee-anne or sth else altogether. Blasted strange names LOL
I bet Sonia'll post an authoritative answer tomorrow. However, note that I don't really care if everyone says names differently so long as each person is consistent themselves. The differences might be very intentional, person may be needling the other with a pronunciation they know they don't like, etc - just part of creating a character.

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Post by Elizabby » September 4th, 2017, 5:15 pm

Interestingly, I was listening to a professional recording recently, where the narrator did different accents for different voices - and he pronounced the place names differently depending on which person was saying it! One of the characters had a very posh British accent and pronounce the place names with all long vowels, whereas the little country boy who used all short vowels said the same place names with short vowels! It was very effective, actually.
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Post by ToddHW » September 4th, 2017, 5:22 pm

That is a perfect example.

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Post by leanneyauyau » September 4th, 2017, 8:58 pm

Hello, may i claim ellean Tanqueray?
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Post by Kitty » September 5th, 2017, 1:34 am

Elizabby wrote:Todd, do you have any ideas on how to pronounce the daughter's name? I say it a lot in the play. I'm thinking of going with el-LEEN?
I think I wanted to say el-LEEn as well :D great minds think alike
Similarly, "Cortelyon" - Sonia, how are you going to say that one? French style or Anglicized?
yes I thought to go with Anglicized after all. Cor-TELL-ion. But I'm not saying my own name often. But your point of different classes saying it differently might well come true in this play.

Sonia
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