COMPLETE[PLAY]The Cabinet Minister by Pinero - thw

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2017, 4:48 am

To show you how well Sir Julian and Kitty have patched things up, Sir Julian nods and instantly heads off to his recording setup in the garden shed to make the fixes. Bypassing the oregano, of course.
:lol: I'm glad Sir Julian sees the errors of his behaviour. That's no way to treat a woman, not for such a trifle as betraying state secrets to sleezy upstarts. :roll:

Excellent ending scene in Act 4, there really is hope that Kitty can twirl Sir Julian around her little finger again :mrgreen:

Everything wonderfully portrayed to the last. :thumbs: I'm happy you volunteered for the job, because, as I said in the beginning, I think this role is perfect for you (and I was right. Just trust your Kitty in this matter)

Act 4: PL ok

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Post by ToddHW » October 28th, 2017, 7:10 am

Sir Julian reports quickly to Kitty that all is now fixed up proper, but if she just wants to make a quick check to hear that there are no more spots of blight, then of course she can. He's going to go check to make sure the sheep haven't gotten into the barley....

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Post by Kitty » October 28th, 2017, 8:48 am

ToddHW wrote:Sir Julian reports quickly to Kitty that all is now fixed up proper, but if she just wants to make a quick check to hear that there are no more spots of blight, then of course she can. He's going to go check to make sure the sheep haven't gotten into the barley....
while you're at it, don't forget to milk the cows. Meanwhile I gather the eggs from the chicken coop (ahh the joys of countrylife :roll: )

Both Acts now PL ok. Well corrected, wouldn't hear a difference in sound. :)

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Post by jpercival » November 2nd, 2017, 3:23 pm

Oh Dear... in reading the first stage directions of Lady MacPhail I see she is a woman of considerably more years than I am. I hope I can give her an age appropriate voice that doesn't make Jasonb's Sir Colin sound like our familial roles should be reversed... :lol:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 2nd, 2017, 4:08 pm

Jesse, I suggest channeling your inner Margaret Thatcher. :lol:

Drop the pitch and slow the speed.

There's got to be some video of her on YouTube.


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Post by jpercival » November 2nd, 2017, 6:17 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:Jesse, I suggest channeling your inner Margaret Thatcher. :lol:

Drop the pitch and slow the speed.

There's got to be some video of her on YouTube.


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oooo Good idea... I was trying to imitate Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey but it was not sounding in any way authentic.

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Post by Kitty » November 3rd, 2017, 2:31 am

jpercival wrote:Oh Dear... in reading the first stage directions of Lady MacPhail I see she is a woman of considerably more years than I am. I hope I can give her an age appropriate voice that doesn't make Jasonb's Sir Colin sound like our familial roles should be reversed... :lol:
as far as I assess this woman, she is basically your upper-class bully. Especially with her son. So, sound authoritative and like you don't accept other people's opinions. A darker pitch may help, so you don't sound too young. And if in contrast, Jason now really pulls an extreme mamma's boy petulant voice, then you are the perfect team.

I wouldn't worry about age gaps here, that's the beauty of voice-acting. As an example, I already played the mother, the sister and the wife (oh and almost forgot: also a sort of adopted daughter) of the same male reader in these plays, and I think it never sounded strange. :mrgreen: Whereas on stage we probably couldn't have pulled it without some serious enhancing make-up for both of us. LOL

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Post by Kitty » November 3rd, 2017, 7:56 am

thank you Melton :mrgreen: , all lines in now, and PL ok.

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Post by ToddHW » November 3rd, 2017, 3:32 pm

Thank you!

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Post by silverquill » November 6th, 2017, 7:17 am

Valentine is probably too young for me, but I'd be glad to do the stage directions for this one.

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Post by Kitty » November 6th, 2017, 7:21 am

silverquill wrote:Valentine is probably too young for me, but I'd be glad to do the stage directions for this one.
Larry, we love you :9: thanks for joining.

I'll sign you up !

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Post by silverquill » November 6th, 2017, 8:53 am

Glad to be a part of this madcap crew!

Just a few questions on the stage directions.

For ones that are like, [To Brooke] or [Kissing Brooke] where they introduce a line, do you want just that or also the character's name, as in [Mrs. Twombley to Brooke]?

Do you want me to read the "Persons of the Play?"

Then, a couple of questions on names.
Probyn - long or short "o?"
Vibart - long or short "i?" or "ee"

The rest I think I have, except maybe ANGÈLE

LOTS of stage directions, but this is nicely laid out so I can color code them all and not have so many missed lines as when reading from an Archive file.

I'll start on Act I right away.

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Post by Kitty » November 6th, 2017, 2:02 pm

Strange, I have déjà-vu. This morning I had to reply to almost the same questions in another play :hmm:
silverquill wrote:For ones that are like, [To Brooke] or [Kissing Brooke] where they introduce a line, do you want just that or also the character's name, as in [Mrs. Twombley to Brooke]?
yes if the stage directions introduce the character that speaks, please say the name. Whereas if the direction comes in the middle of someone's speech, you do not have to repeat the name, as we all know who is talking then
Do you want me to read the "Persons of the Play?"
yes please. I guess in the end we won't need them, as every reader is supposed to read their voice credits, but sometimes it happens that a reader goes AWOL without handing in the proper voice credit, and then it's the narrator's job to insert the missing bits ;)
Then, a couple of questions on names.
Probyn - long or short "o?"
Vibart - long or short "i?" or "ee"
as long as you yourself stay consistent, it doesn't really matter. If you want to know how the characters themselves say their names, I would suggest you listen in on their voice credits :mrgreen: I think if I recall correctly it's "Probyn" like "product" and "Vibart" like "veal". But as I said, stay consistent in your own pronunciation, and all is well :)
The rest I think I have, except maybe ANGÈLE
if you want to read it the correct French way, I would seriously suggest you listen to Sandra's voice-credit, she says it correctly.

good luck

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 9th, 2017, 11:55 am

One role still open.

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