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

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Post by Kitty » April 28th, 2018, 10:37 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 28th, 2018, 10:09 am
Dr Kirke uploaded, in MW for PL. I may remove the taking snuff noises....
Dr Kirke is great, I find :clap: although, I agree somewhat with the snuff noises, at least the noise at 2:33 made me cringe and shudder... how did you do that ? (or maybe I should prefer not to know :? )

But on the whole it's an excellent performance. Act 3 is definitely already PL ok.

In Act 1, immediately the first sentence, there's a small note though:

> at 0:09: "Good morning, Mr. Winterfield." - you say "Winfield". Not sure how correct you want it. But later you call him Winterfield again, so maybe you should be consistent (unless the good doctor was a bit of a dotard already, but I think not :lol: )

the rest: perfect !

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Post by ToddHW » April 28th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Kitty wrote:
April 28th, 2018, 10:37 am
ToddHW wrote:
April 28th, 2018, 10:09 am
Dr Kirke uploaded, in MW for PL. I may remove the taking snuff noises....
Dr Kirke is great, I find :clap: although, I agree somewhat with the snuff noises, at least the noise at 2:33 made me cringe and shudder... how did you do that ? (or maybe I should prefer not to know :? )

But on the whole it's an excellent performance. Act 3 is definitely already PL ok.

In Act 1, immediately the first sentence, there's a small note though:

> at 0:09: "Good morning, Mr. Winterfield." - you say "Winfield". Not sure how correct you want it. But later you call him Winterfield again, so maybe you should be consistent (unless the good doctor was a bit of a dotard already, but I think not :lol: )

the rest: perfect !

Sonia
I fixed Winterfield. I'll remove the snuff taking noises later - if I do...

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » April 29th, 2018, 1:47 am

ToddHW wrote:
April 28th, 2018, 5:50 pm
I fixed Winterfield. I'll remove the snuff taking noises later - if I do...
excellently PL ok now :)

I see you have been quite prolific yesterday :shock: I'm looking forward to listnening to the Molière parts today :9:

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Post by silverquill » April 30th, 2018, 9:08 am

Just checking in to let you know I have all of the stage directions (I hope) recorded. Now to the editing table :)
There was one place, in Act III I think, where there was a line of an Italian song that I wasn't sure was part of the stage directions or not. If so, I'll need some help with that! Lot's of pathos in this play. I can just imagine the audience at the end of Act three just being stunned.

I'll post each act as I get it edited.

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Post by ToddHW » April 30th, 2018, 4:03 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Nuzzi51 » April 30th, 2018, 8:20 pm

I need help on some pronunciations

"Qu'y a-t-il"
"Danieli"
"Palazzo Sforza"
"Qu'avez-vous la"
"Est-il parti"

Thank you to anyone who can lead me in the right direction.
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Post by bluechien » April 30th, 2018, 8:55 pm

A small company called Primavera staged this play in a tiny theater in London not long ago, "for the first time since 1890-something, and I wanted to post a link to their gorgeous Venetian set for anyone curious:
https://www.google.com/search?q=primavera+mrs+ebbsmith&tbm=isch
pics show Agnes in her bad dress, her good dress, and the handsome and charming (until Pinero's apocalyptic character teardown in Act 3) Lucas ...

and they had a fascinating tiny interview with Agnes and The Duke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sN-4IY8nLI
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Post by Kitty » May 1st, 2018, 1:37 am

Here are the soundfiles for the pronunciations for Larry and Tina. Hope this helps. :)
There was one place, in Act III I think, where there was a line of an Italian song that I wasn't sure was part of the stage directions or not. If so, I'll need some help with that!
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/notoriousmrsebbsmith_larry_pronunciation.mp3
I need help on some pronunciations

"Qu'y a-t-il"
"Danieli"
"Palazzo Sforza"
"Qu'avez-vous la"
"Est-il parti"
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/notoriousmrsebbsmith_tina_pronunciation.mp3

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Post by Kitty » May 1st, 2018, 1:40 am

bluechien wrote:
April 30th, 2018, 8:55 pm
and they had a fascinating tiny interview with Agnes and The Duke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sN-4IY8nLI
I pictured the duke much younger (and much more fleshed out) :shock: But she looks pretty much fitting.

Thanks for showing ! Did you see the play ?

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » May 1st, 2018, 4:15 am

bluechien wrote:
April 30th, 2018, 8:55 pm
A small company called Primavera staged this play in a tiny theater in London not long ago, "for the first time since 1890-something, and I wanted to post a link to their gorgeous Venetian set for anyone curious:
https://www.google.com/search?q=primavera+mrs+ebbsmith&tbm=isch
pics show Agnes in her bad dress, her good dress, and the handsome and charming (until Pinero's apocalyptic character teardown in Act 3) Lucas ...

and they had a fascinating tiny interview with Agnes and The Duke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sN-4IY8nLI
Thank you for finding these. I didn't realize we would be only the third production since 1895! Historic.

Todd

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Post by silverquill » May 3rd, 2018, 10:26 am

Made a second edit and a final pass on Act 1 stage directions. Caught one missed line, so I hope there aren't others. I have first edit done on Act II, so it will be in soon.



https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/notoriousmrsebbsmith_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3 20:20

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Post by ToddHW » May 3rd, 2018, 5:50 pm

silverquill wrote:
May 3rd, 2018, 10:26 am
Made a second edit and a final pass on Act 1 stage directions. Caught one missed line, so I hope there aren't others. I have first edit done on Act II, so it will be in soon.



https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/notoriousmrsebbsmith_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3 20:20
Thank you.

Todd

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Post by Kitty » May 4th, 2018, 2:16 am

silverquill wrote:
May 3rd, 2018, 10:26 am
Made a second edit and a final pass on Act 1 stage directions. Caught one missed line, so I hope there aren't others. I have first edit done on Act II, so it will be in soon.
great, Larry, thank you so much for having a go at yet another lengthy Pinero stage directions. This author has problems keeping himself short LOL

on the whole it's excellently narrated again, I always love when you're already conveying the emotions of the actors in your directions. :9:

I found only a few things that you missed in the main act, here is the list:

> at 0:23: you forgot the whole dramatis personae. In case some readers forget to hand in the full credits, we need the narrator to read those. I agree, most of the time it’s not necessary, and a few of them we have already in, but just in case. :wink:

Could you say all this please:

Dramatis Personae / Agnes Ebbsmith, read by / Lucas Cleeve, read by / Sybil Cleeve, read by / Sir Sandford Cleeve, read by / The Duke of St. Olpherts, read by / Mrs Gertrude Thorpe, read by / Rev. Amos Winterfield, read by / Sir George Broderick, read by / Dr. Kirke, read by / Fortune, a manservant, read by / Antonio Poppi, Venetian servant, read by / Nella, Venetian servant, read by / Hephizbah, Lady's maid, read by / Stage directions, read by Larry Wilson

> also missing right after that is the general scene description: The Scene is laid in Venice—first at the Palazzo Arconati, a lodging house on the Grand Canal; afterwards in an apartment in the Campo S. Bartolomeo.

> at 0:30: here you could repeat “The First Act” once again, now that the play is really starting after the preliminaries

> at 6:22: Agnes (to Sir George and Kirke) – forgot Agnes

> at 19:13: [FORTUNE withdraws. Reading the note aloud.] – although it’s not written here, I think we need to say “Lucas, reading the note aloud” to point out it’s not Fortune doing this :hmm:

> at 19:53: “He throws his head back and laughs heartily.” – this is actually Lucas speaking, you can cut that part out

thank you, great start. Looking forward to the rest.

Sonia

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Post by silverquill » May 4th, 2018, 11:10 am

Kitty wrote:
May 4th, 2018, 2:16 am
silverquill wrote:
May 3rd, 2018, 10:26 am
Made a second edit and a final pass on Act 1 stage directions. Caught one missed line, so I hope there aren't others. I have first edit done on Act II, so it will be in soon.
great, Larry, thank you so much for having a go at yet another lengthy Pinero stage directions. This author has problems keeping himself short LOL

on the whole it's excellently narrated again, I always love when you're already conveying the emotions of the actors in your directions. :9:

I found only a few things that you missed in the main act, here is the list:

> at 0:23: you forgot the whole dramatis personae. In case some readers forget to hand in the full credits, we need the narrator to read those. I agree, most of the time it’s not necessary, and a few of them we have already in, but just in case. :wink:

Could you say all this please:

Dramatis Personae / Agnes Ebbsmith, read by / Lucas Cleeve, read by / Sybil Cleeve, read by / Sir Sandford Cleeve, read by / The Duke of St. Olpherts, read by / Mrs Gertrude Thorpe, read by / Rev. Amos Winterfield, read by / Sir George Broderick, read by / Dr. Kirke, read by / Fortune, a manservant, read by / Antonio Poppi, Venetian servant, read by / Nella, Venetian servant, read by / Hephizbah, Lady's maid, read by / Stage directions, read by Larry Wilson

> also missing right after that is the general scene description: The Scene is laid in Venice—first at the Palazzo Arconati, a lodging house on the Grand Canal; afterwards in an apartment in the Campo S. Bartolomeo.

> at 0:30: here you could repeat “The First Act” once again, now that the play is really starting after the preliminaries

> at 6:22: Agnes (to Sir George and Kirke) – forgot Agnes

> at 19:13: [FORTUNE withdraws. Reading the note aloud.] – although it’s not written here, I think we need to say “Lucas, reading the note aloud” to point out it’s not Fortune doing this :hmm:

> at 19:53: “He throws his head back and laughs heartily.” – this is actually Lucas speaking, you can cut that part out

thank you, great start. Looking forward to the rest.

Sonia
Okay, I should have asked about the DP, I'll include that, and I wasn't sure about the general description, so I'll put that in as well. Missed Agnes, well not too bad. And, the reading the not aloud . . . . I quite agree. My intonation was wrong there anyway, and should have redone it. And, the laughing '... another one I wasn't sure about, but easy to snip.

Thanks again for your attention to details. They really are important.

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Post by silverquill » May 7th, 2018, 10:07 pm

Okay, I think I have everything corrected for Act I stage directions.

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