OPEN[PLAY]Purgatory of St. Patrick by Calderón - thw

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Post by ToddHW » September 17th, 2020, 7:51 am

The Purgatory of St. Patrick by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600 - 1681). Translated by Denis Florence MacCarthy (1817 - 1882)

This is a "mystical drama founded on the lives of Saints. Mr. Ticknor prefers it to the more celebrated 'Devotion of the Cross,' and says that it 'is commonly ranked among the best religious plays of the Spanish theatre in the seventeenth century.' In all that relates to the famous cave known through the middle ages as the 'Purgatory of Saint Patrick', as well as the Story of Luis Enius — the Owain Miles of Ancient English poetry."
( The Translator)
  • Here is another Calderon. Gender neutral casting.

    Kitty will take some time out from her mail order four leaf clover business to be our wonderful DPL.



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      • Project Code: uIYKzu1o
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Pedro Calderón de la Barca) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/_Pedro_Calderón_de_la_Barca
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 41
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1650
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        Genres for the project: Plays/Drama

        Keywords that describe the book: saints

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        [Role], read by [your name].

        If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of The Purgatory of St. Patrick by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Translated by Denis Florence MacCarthy. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

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      Thanks, Todd

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Post by silverquill » September 17th, 2020, 8:03 am

May I put in an early request for the King?
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Post by ToddHW » September 17th, 2020, 8:11 am

Thank you, your highness.

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Post by Kitty » September 17th, 2020, 8:18 am

claiming Lucy and DPL please. Although the bad angel is tempting of course, but rather short :lol: I think I'll have fun with being a peasant's wife (probably very buxom)

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » September 17th, 2020, 8:25 am

Thank you. I had thought about being the Good Angel but decided I could not compete with your new angel smilie.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » September 17th, 2020, 8:46 am

Philip please 😺
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Post by alanmapstone » September 17th, 2020, 9:07 am

Todd and Sonia
If you carry on like this many more times you may have to get married 😺
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Post by Kitty » September 17th, 2020, 9:23 am

ToddHW wrote:I had thought about being the Good Angel but decided I could not compete with your new angel smilie.
you're right, you would not have stood a chance. :mrgreen:
alanmapstone wrote:Todd and Sonia
If you carry on like this many more times you may have to get married 😺
:lol: seeing Todd's on-stage experiences with me as his diverse wives, I think he is more than relieved it's not happening in real life.

And I'll sign you up for Philip, thanks, Alan. :)


Sonia

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Post by mightyfelix » September 17th, 2020, 10:11 am

Well, Todd, if you think I can compete with Sonia's angel smilies, then I'll play the good angel here.

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Post by Kitty » September 17th, 2020, 10:14 am

mightyfelix wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 10:11 am
Well, Todd, if you think I can compete with Sonia's angel smilies, then I'll play the good angel here.
this is what you are up against:
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now practice :mrgreen:

thanks for bringing your angelic performance to this play, Devorah :)

Sonia

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Post by alanmapstone » September 23rd, 2020, 9:43 am

Philip act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/purgatoryofstpatrick_philip_1.mp3

Not sure what to make of this character, he is called a prince but also captain of a pirate ship :hmm: I suppose in those days he could have been both.
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Post by mokana501 » September 23rd, 2020, 10:25 pm

I'd like to voice Polonia!

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Post by EltonTheSnowman » September 24th, 2020, 2:25 am

Hello, I’d like to claim Lesbia. :)
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Post by ToddHW » September 24th, 2020, 5:40 am

mokana501 wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 10:25 pm
I'd like to voice Polonia!

~Morgan
Welcome to Librivox. I recommend that you take the 1 minute test so we can verify that your equipment produced files we can use before you start a longer recording.

Hope someone has given you the habit-forming addiction warning....

Some brief directions. The first posting in this (and every) project has the instructions on file names and uploading files and posting the uploader link in the forum to have the file Proof-Listened. These instructions are pretty standard throughout Librivox. Here is a short summary for the important special rules in drama:

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 should be something like: "Lillian Wendale, by the villian still pursued, read by XXXX" (whatever you want your reader name to be - doesn't have to be the same as your forum name - for example, I drop the HW and just say "Read by Todd" )

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. Also include any "All" lines while your character is on stage. For a big role it may be good to read the entire play to get into character, but at least it would be good to read a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role.

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

4) your file will be proof-listened, and you may receive some notes on corrections and their time locations in your file. These will be posted in the forum and show in the Magic Window marked as "See PL Notes" - please cut corrections into your file to update it and upload a new file (SAME NAME) in a reasonable time - like before your voice and equipment setup change and everything sounds different!

5) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 5-10 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 5-10 seconds of pause there, because our editor (me) later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his (my) master file and it's helpful if he (me) has enough space to fiddle with

That's it, I think. Just have fun acting out. And post any questions here.

Thanks, Todd

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