OPEN[PLAY]The Gay Lord Quex by Arthur Wing Pinero - thw

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Post by ToddHW » August 18th, 2018, 4:38 pm

The Gay Lord Quex by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 - 1934).

Lord Quex, after a life of philandering, has decided to reform and marry. But he is not believed, particularly by the guardian of his intended. The play shows the difficulties in shaking a discreditable past - and how it is different for a male Lord than for a woman. ( ToddHW)
  • Gender neutral, and with Sonia (Kitty) as our wonderful DPL



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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15744
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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: MW5aU9Op
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Wing Pinero) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wing_Pinero
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gay_Lord_Quex_(play)
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 51
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1895
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        Genres for the project: Plays

        Keywords that describe the book: satire, Reformation, discreditable past

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      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        Submit one file per act.
      • Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of The Gay Lord Quex by Arthur Wing Pinero. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

        At the end: End of Act [#].

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        gaylordquex_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



        Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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        • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 18th, 2018, 5:13 pm

I'd like to play Frank Pollitt/Valma here, if I may. :)
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Post by TriciaG » August 18th, 2018, 6:00 pm

You must know my voice pretty well by now. Would you please assign me a role you think would fit? (I know it's gender neutral, but I like doing roles that fit my voice.) :)
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Post by mightyfelix » August 18th, 2018, 11:00 pm

I think I'd like to try Sophy.
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Post by Elizabby » August 19th, 2018, 1:20 am

In that case I'll take Mrs Jack Eden please.

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Post by Kitty » August 19th, 2018, 1:25 am

DPL and Duchess of Strood signing up. :) Todd, I also appear at the end of Act 4, so I'll create one more section for that role in the MW.

thanks again, Tomas and Devorah, and also Tricia and Beth, for your interest. Pinero is always a treat. Looking forward to hearing you all. :D
TriciaG wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 6:00 pm
You must know my voice pretty well by now. Would you please assign me a role you think would fit? (I know it's gender neutral, but I like doing roles that fit my voice.) :)
oh I can play cast director again :9: Well, it all depends what you like to play of course. So your voice would fit a more mature character, rather than the "shrilly silly types". Would you like to play Lady Owbridge ? She seems to be the no-nonsense aristocratic type, possibly a bit grumpy but with a good heart. She is presented rather unflatteringly though :lol: "Lady Owbridge is a very old lady in a mouse-coloured wig, with a pale, anxious face, watery eyes, and no eyebrows". No need to shave off your eyebrows for this performance though. That's the perks of being in an audio-production.

Just have a look and let me know if you're ok with the role :)

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Post by Foon » August 19th, 2018, 3:01 am

Could I claim Muriel Eden? :D
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Post by ToddHW » August 19th, 2018, 4:04 am

Thank you all.

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Post by alanmapstone » August 19th, 2018, 10:49 am

As there are so few male roles may I claim Captain Bastling. Makes a pleasant change to see a play with a predominance of female roles.
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Post by Kitty » August 19th, 2018, 11:02 am

alanmapstone wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 10:49 am
As there are so few male roles may I claim Captain Bastling. Makes a pleasant change to see a play with a predominance of female roles.
I was hoping you would show up soon, Alan :) Captain Bastling it is.

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Post by TriciaG » August 19th, 2018, 11:12 am

Lady Owbridge should do beautifully. Thanks, Kitty!
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Post by Kitty » August 19th, 2018, 11:13 am

TriciaG wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 11:12 am
Lady Owbridge should do beautifully. Thanks, Kitty!
yay, ok ! Thanks

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Post by silverquill » August 19th, 2018, 9:26 pm

Well, before someone else rushes to claim it, may I again read Mr. Stage Directions?

Arrived home from holidays this evening, and I'll get cracking on editing Trelawny of Wells this week.
That just leaves Psyche, I think.
And, I see you found another missed line for Sir Francis, so I'll get that right off.

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Post by Kitty » August 20th, 2018, 3:00 am

silverquill wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Well, before someone else rushes to claim it, may I again read Mr. Stage Directions?
Arrived home from holidays this evening
Larry ! it's great to have you back. And I hope your holidays were fun and relaxing.

And you want to have the stage directions again :shock: that's what I call hardy. Thanks

Also thanks, TJ, for claiming Miss Moon. :)

Sonia

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