COMPLETE[PLAY]Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith by W. S. Gilbert - thw

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Post by Kitty » July 13th, 2020, 5:43 am

silverquill wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 9:04 am
Really short, unless I missed something, so here it is:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/danldruce_sergeant_1_128kb.mp3
excellent job, Larry :clap: Quite a fierce sergeant, wouldn't want to meet him if I was on the wrong side of the law. But totally PL ok.

Thank you :)

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Post by Kitty » July 13th, 2020, 5:46 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Here's Ripley the fisherman, Todd, so better take that goat-skin of Eaux-de-vie off Queen Dolly and issue the ration of black coffee so the PLing can begin. :lol:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/danldruce_ripley_1_128kb.mp3
:lol: loved the scowling and accent you put on here, Chris. Brilliant performance, thanks so much.

I have a small note though (may be trivial...but since you called me Dolly :evil: , I figured I could annoy you a bit in return :mrgreen: )

> at 4:49 (p. 113) "I found him in the village asking for thee" – you say "town", for me a town is bigger than this village he probably lives in. (may be optional though)

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 13th, 2020, 11:40 am

Kitty wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 5:46 am
I have a small note though (may be trivial...but since you called me Dolly :evil:
But “Dollface” would make it sound like Humphrey Bogart speaking to Lauren Bacall... :lol:

Todd, have you ever tried addressing the Queen as “Shweedheart”...? :hmm:
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> at 4:49 (p. 113) "I found him in the village asking for thee" – you say "town", for me a town is bigger than this village he probably lives in. (may be optional though)
In Australia, a country “town” is basically everything from a regional city to a half-dozen houses clustered around the pub.

But no worries, I’ll fix it after work today ( before dawn and raining in Sydney at the moment).

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Post by alanmapstone » July 14th, 2020, 8:50 am

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Post by ToddHW » July 14th, 2020, 9:31 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » July 15th, 2020, 2:50 am

well done Alan, I love the accent you put on here. Reuben is not the most sophisticated in the army ranks I suppose :lol: but looking forward to hearing more from him soon. This one is PL ok in any case.

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Post by Andrewjames » July 15th, 2020, 12:47 pm

Wotcha All

Please may i be the dashing Colonel Sir Jasper Act I II III please

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Post by ToddHW » July 15th, 2020, 1:24 pm

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 15th, 2020, 9:00 pm

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July 15th, 2020, 2:50 am
Reuben is not the most sophisticated in the army ranks I suppose :lol:
Reuben is an NCO. In those days only the officers would have come from the educated classes 😾 Thank you 👍
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 16th, 2020, 2:08 am

alanmapstone wrote:
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In those days only the officers would have come from the educated classes.
The purpose of the experienced NCO is to ensure that the young lef-tenant survives long enough to begin to get the only education that counts on the battlefield.

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Post by alanmapstone » July 16th, 2020, 2:59 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 2:08 am
alanmapstone wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 9:00 pm
In those days only the officers would have come from the educated classes.
The purpose of the experienced NCO is to ensure that the young lef-tenant survives long enough to begin to get the only education that counts on the battlefield.
I was not commenting on their experience or ability as soldiers only on their mode of speaking and accent.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 16th, 2020, 3:09 am

As I understand it, the commissions were purchased back in those days.
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Post by Kitty » July 16th, 2020, 4:08 am

wonderful performance Andrew :lol: meseems Jasper is a wee bit tipsy all through the act. A bit too much Schiedam perhaps ? :mrgreen: Now I am curious how he will have evolved after a few years when he returns.

I only have one PL note to correct:

> at 3:39: (p. 117) "where my backbone had to bear the brunt of the flight" – you say "fight" which changes his meaning a bit

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Post by adrianstephens » July 16th, 2020, 6:13 am

I'm happy to play Dan'l Druce.
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