COMPLETE[PLAY]The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith by Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » April 3rd, 2018, 3:27 pm

Thank you.

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Post by NemoR » April 9th, 2018, 7:50 pm

I'd like to claim Sir George Brodrick please.

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Post by ToddHW » April 10th, 2018, 3:21 am

Welcome, Sir George.

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Post by Carolin » April 11th, 2018, 11:53 am

i did my best with the accent :roll:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/notoriousmrsebbsmith_hephzibah_4_128kb.mp3 (1.35)
i think theres an error in the text with the second to last line, it shouldnt be hephzibah saying that and answering herself. i still included it though just to make sure.
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Post by Kitty » April 11th, 2018, 12:39 pm

Carolin wrote:i did my best with the accent :roll:
the accent is awesome !!!! :9: I have a faible for a northern English/Scots accent (even a good fake one, like yours). I loved the character you gave her. You should really be playing more often in our dramas :)
i think theres an error in the text with the second to last line, it shouldnt be hephzibah saying that and answering herself. i still included it though just to make sure.
you are right, I checked with the original at archive and it's Amos saying "With our savings !" once and Hephzibah replying "Thy savings !". So you can cut out the "our savings" quote.
checked here p. 170: https://archive.org/stream/notoriousmrsebbs00p#page/170/mode/2up
I'll make a note for Todd in the MW

The entire acting was perfect :thumbs: there's only one small note:

> could you please give us the complete character description for the voice credit: "Hephzibah, Lady's maid, read by Carolin"

thank you :)

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Post by NemoR » April 11th, 2018, 3:53 pm

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Post by ToddHW » April 11th, 2018, 4:01 pm

Thank you.

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Post by bluechien » April 12th, 2018, 1:14 am

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Post by ToddHW » April 12th, 2018, 3:36 am

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Post by Kitty » April 12th, 2018, 8:00 am

oooh what a snob ! :lol: You really stiffened your upper lip for this performance, Nemo. :thumbs: Very well done. And the accent sounds so british. Everything totally perfect and PL ok. Thanks for participating :9:

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Post by NemoR » April 12th, 2018, 8:07 am

Kitty wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 8:00 am
oooh what a snob ! :lol: You really stiffened your upper lip for this performance, Nemo. :thumbs: Very well done. And the accent sounds so british. Everything totally perfect and PL ok. Thanks for participating :9:

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Thanks Sonia! .... hope you "recovered" from your war poems! :shock:
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Post by Kitty » April 12th, 2018, 8:27 am

NemoR wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 8:07 am
Thanks Sonia! .... hope you "recovered" from your war poems! :shock:
the poems actually were quite beautiful, though very sad. But the length of the recording is really and experience I would not want to repeat any time soon.

Now to Mrs Ebbsmith. Beautiful acting, Eva. She sounds at the same time fiery in her convictions and sad/resigned when noticing that other people may not accept her lifestyle. I can already imagine how much she will be disappointed by Cleeve as the play progresses.

PL ok. Quite a feat, Eva, it's a difficult role to nail, but you did it. :thumbs:

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Post by bluechien » April 12th, 2018, 10:01 am

Thank you so much Sonia -- it's such a pleasure to read her, she's one of the most beautifully written characters I've ever seen on LV (and before that I wasn't paying attention ;)

Nemo has been sacrificing hours upon hours to help me get to know the lines and even read them "live,"; he's been a wonderful Duke of O, Lucas, and especially, Gertrude. ;)

I think Agnes may find herself disappointed in herself above all, but the problem they both seem to have is they're still young enough to think they can bridge the space between them by changing the other person.

Agnes shoots for her bolshevek paradise where she and Lucas march together in uniform against the world ... but in the end, she finds she'll settle for living a kept woman a stone's throw away from Mr. and Mrs. Cleeve, where he'll retreat to in his spare minutes, that's how much she wants him. (in the helpless, common way of women.)

Or, as the marvelous Duke says: "it is, strangely enough, you who have failed in your estimate of Mr. Lucas Cleeve."
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Post by Kitty » April 12th, 2018, 10:07 am

bluechien wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 10:01 am
Nemo has been sacrificing hours upon hours to help me get to know the lines and even read them "live,"; he's been a wonderful Duke of O, Lucas, and especially, Gertrude. ;)
oh yes ! practicing this live is really helpful to get into character. You're lucky you can work on your hobby together. :9:

Nemo should have claimed Gertrude if he's so good at it :mrgreen:

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Post by bluechien » April 12th, 2018, 4:19 pm

I look forward greatly to TJ's Gertrude, despite Nemo's aptitude. :)

Act II:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/notoriousmrsebbsmith_agnesebbsmith_2_128kb.mp3
21:28

after this, Mrs. Ebbsmith will probably take a short rest, as she smokes a thin cigarette against her doctor's orders.
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