COMPLETE[PLAY]Engaged by W. S. Gilbert - thw

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ToddHW
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Post by ToddHW » April 6th, 2020, 6:18 pm

Engaged by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

This comedy is by Gilbert on his own without Sullivan. "Listen to me. You love this girl?" "I love her sir, a'most as weel as I love mysel' !" "Then reflect how you are standing in the way of her prosperity." "Sir, I'm puir on pocket, but I've a rich hairt."
( From Play)
  • This project is complete. All audion files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/engaged-by-w-s-gilbert/

    Here we go again with another by Gilbert on his own without Sullivan. This time it is definitely funny rather than the pathos of the just completed Broken Hearts.

    Gender neutral, of course, and Sonia as our DPL will help you rrroll yerrr rrr's as half of you pretend to be Scots. (The Scots dialect is written into the text - for example, see the summary above.)




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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: 2S3aqyfF
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (W. S. Gilbert) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._S._Gilbert
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 30
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1913
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: romance, Scots, engagement

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alanmapstone
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Post by alanmapstone » April 6th, 2020, 6:45 pm

May I claim Mr Symperson? Another old man.
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MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » April 6th, 2020, 6:55 pm

May I stage direct please?
Last edited by MichaelMaggs on April 6th, 2020, 7:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by cadastra » April 6th, 2020, 7:02 pm

May I read Belinda Treherne?

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Post by jennlea » April 6th, 2020, 7:03 pm

May I claim Minnie?
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Post by Kitty » April 7th, 2020, 4:24 am

I'll play a merry widow this time then :) And looking forward at all our attempts to sound very Scottish. For the men: please all come to the rehearsals in your kilts ! (that includes the stage director !)

Putting this on my DPL list...

Sonia

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Post by LydiaCW » April 8th, 2020, 1:12 pm

Could I claim Parker?
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Post by WiltedScribe » April 8th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Hi Todd,

According to my catalog page, I think I've handed in all my overdue roles now (I've recorded Æschinus for Adelphi and will edit tomorrow, but it's technically not overdue as yet). I know Sonia hasn't PLed them yet, but can I tentatively request Cheviot Hill? You can make the claim official when the other files are PL OK, it's up to you.

Thanks! :)
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Post by Craigos » April 9th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Could I take on Major McGillyCuddy please.

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Post by Kitty » April 9th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Craigos wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Could I take on Major McGillyCuddy please.
yay, another one that takes the Scots-challenge ! Thanks Craig ! Have fun (I know I will have fun listening to it :lol: )

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Post by Craigos » April 9th, 2020, 12:41 pm

👍

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Post by skypigeon » April 10th, 2020, 10:03 am

OK, asked the noob; so basically, this is just record your part for each act... no one else's... and then, you mix them all together to create an audio play?

Thanks--sorely tempted to take on Belvawney, he looks fun. :)

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Post by Kitty » April 10th, 2020, 10:57 am

skypigeon wrote:OK, asked the noob; so basically, this is just record your part for each act... no one else's... and then, you mix them all together to create an audio play?
hi there and welcome to the drama forum :)

so, yes, in a nutshell you assessed the job quite well. A while ago I compiled a list of some special drama rules to make it all more clear, so here they are:

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file, which here should be: "Belvawney, his friend, read by skypigeon" (or whatever your "reader name" is)

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. For small roles it may not be necessary to read the whole play (this role is a bit bigger though, so a grasp of the situation may help in being more dramatic). In any case, it would be good to read at least a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. Just be as expressive as you can in your role. ;)

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [sighs], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting :mrgreen:

4) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 2-3 seconds. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [sits down]), also leave 2 seconds of pause there, because our editor later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his master file and it's helpful if he has enough space to fiddle with

Hope this answers your questions :)
Thanks--sorely tempted to take on Belvawney, he looks fun. :)
still tempted ? :mrgreen: I'll reserve it for you for the time being, but if you change your mind, let us know straight away.

thank you !

Sonia

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