OPEN[PLAY]The Double Dealer by Congreve - thw

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Post by ToddHW » June 25th, 2020, 6:15 pm

Naps are good things.

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Post by Kitty » June 26th, 2020, 2:12 am

excellent performance as coquette, Devorah :thumbs: I especially love the laughs in the final act where she is so warmly flirting with Brisk. You will be in stark contrast with hubby Froth, but I think that will sound brilliant together, it's what comedy is all about.

Now I solved the mystery of the file confusion. The acts are all correctly named, but Todd forgot to add a section for Act 3, which I did now. Also you merged the speeches of Acts 4 and 5 together into Act 4. (you should have taken that nap ;) )

Acts 2 and 3 are already PL ok.

PL notes for Acts 4 and 5:

> from 2:03 till the end: "my dear, Mr Brisk and I.... ": these lines belong into Act 5, could you cut them here and do a new file please ? Also reupload the shortened file for Act 4 please, it will make matters easier.

> at about 3:02: missed ALL line: "What's the matter ?"

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Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » June 26th, 2020, 7:31 am

Ah, so I needed to be a napping person too....

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Post by mightyfelix » June 26th, 2020, 8:47 am


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Post by ToddHW » June 26th, 2020, 8:55 am

mightyfelix wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 8:47 am
What would we do without Sonia?
Headless chickens running aimlessly around is the only image that comes to my mind.

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Post by Kitty » June 27th, 2020, 6:05 am

mightyfelix wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 8:47 am
Ohh, there was a whole 'nother act, was there? :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: there was indeed.

Now both are PL ok. Thanks, Devorah.

Sonia

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Post by LydiaCW » June 29th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Lydia

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomine tuo da glorium!

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Post by Kitty » June 30th, 2020, 3:44 am

LydiaCW wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Here's Cynthia for Acts 4 and 5, and the corrected Act 2!
thank you, super, Lydia. Cynthia is really the fresh air in the play (although a bit mischievous as well :lol: ) nicely played

Acts 2 and 5 are straight PL ok. Though the volume in the added song is quite low, but Todd will adjust volumes anyway. I'll make a note.

Just a very small snip to make in Act 4:

> at 0:36: stumble and repeat "we... we hunt in couples" – the first we can be cut

there is a strange grumbling undertone in your entire recording, I wonder what background noise that was. :hmm: Did you record in a different environment this time ? I didn't notice it last time.

Sonia

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Post by LydiaCW » July 1st, 2020, 6:07 pm

Here's Cynthia's corrected act 4!

I'm not sure what the background sound is. I did record in a different room this time, though.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/doubledealer_cynthia_4_128kb.mp3
Lydia

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Post by Kitty » July 2nd, 2020, 12:44 am

LydiaCW wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 6:07 pm
Here's Cynthia's corrected act 4!
I'm not sure what the background sound is. I did record in a different room this time, though.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/doubledealer_cynthia_4_128kb.mp3
thank you, PL ok now. Maybe it was a plane passing overhead, but it went on for quite some time :hmm:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » July 7th, 2020, 12:40 pm

Sir Paul awaits in the MW, confused as always, my lady.

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Post by Kitty » July 8th, 2020, 1:39 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Sir Paul awaits in the MW, confused as always, my lady.
:lol: I love the double-entendres he constantly uses. This guy is actively working towards cuckoldom, but it's somehow endearing (in a pathetic sort of way). Great job, Todd. I think our two opposite temperaments will work quite well in the dialogues 8-)

Acts 1, 2 and 3 are already PL ok.

for Act 4:
> at 8:12: "where is my son Mellefont" – can get cut out here, you already had it a few lines earlier

for Act 5:
> at about 3:25: "What's the matter ?" – you missed the ALL line, maybe you want to be included in that confusion as well

thanks, highly entertaining !

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » July 8th, 2020, 4:37 am

Do they count as double entendres if the character and his reader are both just clueless?

To show how clueless, I just opened both acts 4 and 5 in Audacity. I fixed 4, and then exported the unfixed 5 (instead of 4) to mp3. I closed 4, fixed 5, and exported 5 again. Went to upload and discovered that I had no new 4 but just two new 5s. Rewind the brain, try again.... Hopefully right at this point.

I hope that "somehow endearing (in a pathetic sort of way)" doesn't become my epitaph. Or is it one of those double epithets?

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Post by Kitty » July 8th, 2020, 6:17 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 4:37 am
Do they count as double entendres if the character and his reader are both just clueless?
ok probably not...they are unintentional double-entendres then, at least for the audience :mrgreen: I was smirking at every pun, and I bet I have missed some still. :lol:
To show how clueless, I just opened both acts 4 and 5 in Audacity. I fixed 4, and then exported the unfixed 5 (instead of 4) to mp3. I closed 4, fixed 5, and exported 5 again. Went to upload and discovered that I had no new 4 but just two new 5s. Rewind the brain, try again.... Hopefully right at this point.
ok you made me dizzy with this explanation :shock: well the end result is what counts and the links in the MW are totally PL ok now. :thumbs:
I hope that "somehow endearing (in a pathetic sort of way)" doesn't become my epitaph. Or is it one of those double epithets?
:lol: let me try, how about this:

Here lieth Todd, our editor-in-chief
Mourned by his drama crew in grief
He stitched together full many a piece
But now lies here and rests in peace
Pinero, Molière, Congreve and Calderon...
Todd staged them all, just bring them on !
The roles he played - forget we won't
As villain he laughed, as husband he groaned
To wrap it all up, he was, let us say:
Somehow endearing, in a pathetic sort of way.

:mrgreen:

Sonia

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