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

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Post by ToddHW » July 9th, 2020, 5:34 pm

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

Subtitled "An Original Dramatic Contrast", the play presents two neighbors parting in Act 1 and then meeting again 30 years later in Act 2 after Harry's return from India
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  • This project is complete. Audio files can be found on the catalog page: https://librivox.org/sweethearts-by-w-s-gilbert-2/



    With "Engaged" completing, here's a short two act piece by Gilbert.

    Gender neutral. Sonia will play the Maid, tossing aside her dustpan to DPL. Enjoy.




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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: kJEGSQFc
      • 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): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweethearts_(play)
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 10
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1875
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

        Keywords that describe the book: parting, returning home

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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 Sweethearts by W. S. Gilbert. 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 [#].

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      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        sweethearts_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.



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        Any questions?
        Please post below
      Thanks, Todd

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Post by jennlea » July 9th, 2020, 6:22 pm

May I read Jenny?
-Jenn B.


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Post by Kitty » July 9th, 2020, 11:29 pm

putting this on my to-do-list and claiming another Ruth again, hoping not to get type-cast to this name now :lol:

Sonia

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Post by RobMarland » July 10th, 2020, 12:19 am

Hi all. I’m up for reading Spreadbrow.
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Post by MichaelMaggs » July 10th, 2020, 1:30 am

Could I narrate please?

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Post by ToddHW » July 10th, 2020, 5:05 am

Great. Full already. Guess I better start another one.

Thanks, Todd



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Post by Kitty » July 19th, 2020, 4:40 am

here is emotional maid Ruth:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sweethearts_ruth_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:17 min.

Rob, I will probably PL tomorrow, I don't think I can manage today

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » July 20th, 2020, 2:42 am

a great performance, Rob :clap: especially considering that you have to play a shy young man in the first act and a mature world-wise man in the second act. :thumbs: You really manage to make your voice sound younger in the first act, which is perfect. I wonder if on stage the protagonists were played by two different actors.

It's an absolutely PL ok performance through the two acts. Such a bitter-sweet plot...their lives could have been so different if Jenny hadn't been so cold in the first act. Teaches us a lesson to seize the day and not hold back on our feelings.

Thank you !!!

Sonia

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Post by RobMarland » July 20th, 2020, 3:43 am

Kitty wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 2:42 am
It's an absolutely PL ok performance through the two acts.
Sonia
Thanks, Sonia!
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Post by jennlea » July 20th, 2020, 4:11 pm

Here are Jenny's Lines:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sweethearts_jenny_1_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sweethearts_jenny_2_128kb.mp3


This was a challenge for me! Even though I am personally closer to the age she is in Act 2 I have a younger sounding voice. I hope I was able to convincingly portray her as older in Act 2.
-Jenn B.


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Post by Kitty » July 21st, 2020, 4:36 am

jennlea wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 4:11 pm
This was a challenge for me! Even though I am personally closer to the age she is in Act 2 I have a younger sounding voice. I hope I was able to convincingly portray her as older in Act 2.
yes you were :thumbs: the voice sounds a little bit deeper in the second act, but what's more important, you speak more composedly, quieter and that gives you an older air compared to the more sprightly, uncaring, slightly petulant voice in the first act. It's excellently done. I'm happy we have two such great voice talents to carry the bulk of the dialogue in this play. :9:

Act 2 is already PL ok.

One small note for act 1 though:

> at 6:26: (p. 94) missed line: "I must interrupt you for a moment, Wilcox."

thank you so much !

Sonia

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