FULL [PLAY] The Mikado by W.S.Gilbert- annise

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Post by ChuckW » July 8th, 2018, 11:56 am

mightyfelix wrote:
July 8th, 2018, 9:06 am
ChuckW wrote:
July 8th, 2018, 8:21 am
So do I just read every first line by the chorus or both?
I believe what we want is both Chorus members speaking together, every time it says chorus. So you'd read the whole thing, not just the first line. But I may be misunderstanding. You can wait for Beth's reply, if you like, to be sure. She's probably sleeping now.
No, that makes sense. Thanks.

Just listened to the template. This is more difficult than I thought. I really hope I can do this.
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Post by Elizabby » July 8th, 2018, 11:58 am

Everything for the male chorus please - it's supposed to be combined voices. Also please give me a full repeat of the whole chorus or line where it says "etc" exactly as you would if singing it.

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Post by DrPGould » July 13th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Male Chorus B appears to be open...at least it used to be. I'd like to claim it.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by Elizabby » July 13th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Great! Thanks Philip!

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Post by mightyfelix » July 13th, 2018, 7:41 pm

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Post by DrPGould » Yesterday, 3:56 pm

Hi Beth:

I'm looking through Act I (pulling the Chorus lines out before reading). I really appreciate the template--extremely helpful.

But to my reading, it appears that there were a few chorus lines overlooked. I start with the idea that I have misread the script. But I just wanted to double check:

There are two bunches of lines interspersed with dialog (what I've done below is put the lines that are in the template in normal script and the lines which I think are missing in blue italics

Don't hesitate
Your choice to name,
A dreadful fate
You'll suffer all the same.

ALL. The Japanese equivalent for Hear, Hear, Hear!

ALL. Hail, Nanki-Poo!

ALL. Yes, yes, he'll do!


Ah, yes!
He loves himself with passion tenderer still!

NEXT GROUP OF LINES:

May all good fortune prosper you,
May you have health and riches too,
May you succeed in all you do!
Long life to you—till then!

CHORUS. Why, who is this whose evil eyes
Rain blight on our festivities?
CHORUS. Go, leave thy deadly work undone!
CHORUS. Away, away! ill-favoured one!


CHORUS. If she's thy bride, restore her place,
Oh fool, oh blind, oh rash, oh base!

Once I get these read, I'll move on to Act 2.

Thanks for your help.

Philip

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Post by Elizabby » Yesterday, 7:33 pm

I'm sure you are right - I was in a bit of a rush when I made the template, and as I'm sure you've noticed the formatting is horrible!

I just quickly put up the template more as an indication of timing, because we had some problems in the editing of "Iolanthe" because the male chorus in particular had very different tempos.

Keep going! You're doing a better job than I did! ;)

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Post by DrPGould » Yesterday, 7:42 pm

Beth:

Thanks for your help...so what is the Japanese equivalent for "hear hear hear" or do you just want the line read "Japanese equivalent for hear hear hear"

Ever forward and many thanks,

Philip

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Post by Elizabby » Yesterday, 7:53 pm

That's the line - please read as is!

It's hilarious when the whole chorus sings this together! If you haven't seen The Mikado, there's a great version on YouTube with Eric Idle (from Monty Python) in it!

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Post by DrPGould » Yesterday, 9:16 pm

Beth:

I vaguely remember being subjected to this piece as a dramatic exercise in jr. high school and remember being totally confused by it (which is probably why I've not availed myself of the opportunities I've had to see it). O
I'm no longer confused by it which means I've not only aged, but gotten a little wiser.

This looks like the kind of thing one should just let go and have fun with--so in that spirit--onward!

Many thanks,

Philip

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