OPEN[PLAY]The Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley - thw

Plays and other dramatic works
ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11950
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » October 15th, 2020, 11:07 am

Thank you. I think.

Todd

ktaylor07
Posts: 452
Joined: January 3rd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Post by ktaylor07 » October 15th, 2020, 3:32 pm

I would like to read Mrs. Racket

Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 25092
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » October 16th, 2020, 12:45 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 8:58 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_silvertongue_2_128kb.mp3
Silvertongue & Co. Auctions
"No Names, No Pack-Drill"
:lol: I see you are in your sleezy-slimy element again here, Chris. Indeed, I have the impression, a certain Mr Lebanon has changed his business-line here. Extortion didn't bring enough money anymore after being defeated by Lady Twombley ? :mrgreen:

You were perfect for the role (did that come out right ? :hmm: ) PL ok.

Thank you

Sonia

Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 25092
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » October 16th, 2020, 12:47 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:32 pm
I would like to read Mrs. Racket
I'll sign you up ! Thanks and great to have you in this play as well 8-)

Sonia

Kalamareader
Posts: 686
Joined: July 21st, 2018, 6:31 pm
Location: Kalama, WA

Post by Kalamareader » October 17th, 2020, 10:17 am

Todd,

I am willing to help this project along by doing the Stage Directions, if you will have me.

Thanks,

Wayne
Wayne
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot

Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 25092
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » October 17th, 2020, 10:45 am

Kalamareader wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 10:17 am
I am willing to help this project along by doing the Stage Directions, if you will have me.
we will definitely have you, Wayne ! Thank you :)

and have a nice weekend

Sonia

ktaylor07
Posts: 452
Joined: January 3rd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Post by ktaylor07 » October 17th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Kitty wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 12:47 am
ktaylor07 wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:32 pm
I would like to read Mrs. Racket
I'll sign you up ! Thanks and great to have you in this play as well 8-)

Sonia
Thanks! :D Happy to get a chance to do more than just hold a tray and curtsy like I did in the last show...

Here's Mrs. Racket, who believes in speaking her mind --

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_mrsracket_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_mrsracket_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_mrsracket_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_mrsracket_4_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_mrsracket_5_128kb.mp3

Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 25092
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » October 18th, 2020, 1:37 am

Here is the short appearance of Kitty Willis. I had fun pretending to be a naive country wench :lol: I only hope Mattea sounds a bit similar in her portrayal as Mrs Touchwood. It has to be credible that Courtall would fall for the trick. :lol: Maybe I should have waited for her role to come in first :hmm: But I went for genuinely naive and shy and was hoping that would be not too far off the mark.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_kitty_4_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:50 min.

Sonia

SonOfTheExiles
Posts: 1622
Joined: December 20th, 2013, 1:14 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 18th, 2020, 2:33 am

Kitty wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 1:37 am
Here is the short appearance of Kitty Willis. I had fun pretending to be a naive country wench
Sonia
Janet Colgate (from the movie "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels") ... "Fellas, last year I made 3 million dollars, but your 50 thousand was the most fun. Are you ready? Then let's go get 'em." :lol: :clap:

Cheers,
Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
Son of the Exiles YouTube Channel
Dramatic Selections from Henry Lawson's Short Stories
(Poetry) Wine and Roses, by Victor J. Daley

Kalamareader
Posts: 686
Joined: July 21st, 2018, 6:31 pm
Location: Kalama, WA

Post by Kalamareader » October 18th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Here are the Stage Directions for the play:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_stagdirections_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_stagdirections_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_stagdirections_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_stagdirections_4_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/bellesstratagem_stagdirections_5_128kb.mp3

I hadn't noticed it before I got to it, but at the end of Act 5 I read the Epilogue. If you don't want it, of course you can cut it out, but I thought it tied up the play very nicely. :lol:

I tried to send these in yesterday, but half way through the upload my internet went down. :( Finally started again. :clap:

Wayne
Wayne
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot


Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 25092
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » October 19th, 2020, 6:47 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Thanks! :D Happy to get a chance to do more than just hold a tray and curtsy like I did in the last show...

Here's Mrs. Racket, who believes in speaking her mind --
:shock: :clap: wow, Kelly, this was really a performance. Mrs Racket is an extremely boisterous femme-du-monde here. :thumbs: I had to laugh with you each time you burst out laughing :lol: it was contaminating. This is a great character to act out with and you managed brilliantly to give her the needed panache. I loved it !

All acts PL ok. Thank you so much !

Sonia

ktaylor07
Posts: 452
Joined: January 3rd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Post by ktaylor07 » October 19th, 2020, 6:55 am

Kitty wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 6:47 am
ktaylor07 wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Thanks! :D Happy to get a chance to do more than just hold a tray and curtsy like I did in the last show...

Here's Mrs. Racket, who believes in speaking her mind --
:shock: :clap: wow, Kelly, this was really a performance. Mrs Racket is an extremely boisterous femme-du-monde here. :thumbs: I had to laugh with you each time you burst out laughing :lol: it was contaminating. This is a great character to act out with and you managed brilliantly to give her the needed panache. I loved it !

All acts PL ok. Thank you so much !

Sonia
Thank you! Thank you! I really had a lot of fun with this role! :D

Kitty
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 25092
Joined: March 28th, 2014, 5:57 am

Post by Kitty » Yesterday, 1:59 am

hi Wayne, and thanks for the quick turn-around. The stage directions are always eagerly awaited. :9:

I started on the first two and there are quite a few cuts I need to suggest. Quite often you include the names of the characters, but on many other occasions you don't. I didn't see a system behind when you include them and when you leave them out. :hmm: So this confused me.

Our rule of thumb is: if there is a stage direction at the beginning of the speech, you include the name, if not, you don't.

I marked down all the names that can be cut. Best to start at the end of the file, then all your time stamps stay the same.

PL notes for Act 1:

> at about 0:21: Question for Todd: Do you want to include the short dedication "To the Queen" ?

> also same place: please include the cast list: read the list as it's written, like this:
"Dramatis Personae – Men – Doricourt, read by... – Hardy, read by ... [etc] – Women – Letitia Hardy, read by... [etc]"
Then you correctly start with "Act 1 Scene 1"

the following names can be cut:

> at 0:33: "Saville"
> at 0:50: "Servant"
> at 1:20: "Porter"
> at 1:41: "Tradesman"
> at 2:18: "Frenchman"
> at 2:41: "Flutter"

> at about 3:49: missed line: "Letitia, pausing"

PL notes for Act 2:

> at 0:29: "Doricourt" - cut

> at 0:32: "Sir George, contemptuously" – you need to include the name here, as the voice qualifier should come at the beginning (often in old scripts the "aside" and other qualifiers are put behind the sentence they refer to, I agree it's annoying, as we have to be extra vigilant) :?

> at 1:18: "Mrs Racket" – cut

> at 1:37: "Miss Ogle, sneeringly" – name must be included, as above

> at 1:45: "Lady Frances, returning" - same here

> at 2:39: "Silvertongue" - cut

> at 2:47: "First Lady, aside" - name included

> at 2:56: Enter Lady Frances, Mrs. Racket, and Miss Ogle. – you say "Miss Racket"

> at 3:07: "Lady Frances" - cut

> at 3:10: "Lady Frances, confused" - name included

> at 3:15: "Courtall, aside" - name included

Will check out the next acts a bit later.

Sonia

ToddHW
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11950
Joined: August 14th, 2011, 4:24 am
Contact:

Post by ToddHW » Yesterday, 4:36 am

PL notes for Act 1:

> at about 0:21: Question for Todd: Do you want to include the short dedication "To the Queen" ?
Yes, I would like to include this.

Thanks, Todd

Post Reply