OPEN[PLAY]The Torch-Bearers by George Kelly - thw

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Post by JtotheP716 » January 9th, 2020, 9:44 pm

How is Hossefrosse pronounced?

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Post by jennlea » January 10th, 2020, 2:19 am

JtotheP716 wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 9:44 pm
How is Hossefrosse pronounced?
I was wondering the same thing. In the recording I'm editing I said it as “hoe-zuh fro-zuh”. Don’t know if that is correct and can easily change it if need be!
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Post by ToddHW » January 10th, 2020, 12:40 pm

I really do not insist on everyone saying a name (or calling a place, etc) with the same pronunciation. All I ask is that a reader be consistent within their reading, even if that is different than other readers. Characters have varied language backgrounds, they have different accents, they may use cute pet name pronunciations, someone may have anglised/americanized/frenchified/poshed-up their name, whatever. So, while “hoe-zuh fro-zuh” seems like a reasonable pronunciation to me, someone who wanted to make fun of poor Huxley might use "hossie-frossie" or "whosie-frewsie". Hmmm, maybe that last example is too far out there....

(Related to this is the use of different names for the same person: some folks will use the character's last name, some the first, others a relationship name, others a specific title or place name. Mr. Graves, Fred, my friend, comrade, Mom/Dad, Doctor, Baron, Snodsberry-on-Thames. In these cases, of course, the author will have made clear what name they want a reader to use. Whereas we seldom get hints on desired pronunciation.)

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Post by silverquill » January 15th, 2020, 11:49 pm

Stage directions checking in:

First, on Hossefrosse. I pronounced it Hoss-uh-fross. I toyed with different pronunciation, but as Todd has said, it is just a guess. And, I quite agree that in these cases variation is fine among the characters of the play, who themselves might have variations. I thnk it rather adds to the charm of the play. This just seemed easier.

Second, I have finished the stage directions for Act I and have 1:50, as in one hour fifty minutes, of raw recording. There were a lot of interruptions, etc. so I'm sure this will edit down to around an hour and a half or a little less, but this is one long act! Stage directions are probably half of it. :shock:

It'll take awhile to edit and check before it's ready to submit, of course.

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Post by ToddHW » January 16th, 2020, 12:08 pm

Wow. Guess I'm going to need for you to record "Act 1, part 1" and "Act 1, part 2" and even "Act 1, part 3" as part of this. Or at beginning of the act 2 file would be fine if you wish.

Never thought we'd find an author that has more stage directions than Pinero!

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Post by JtotheP716 » January 17th, 2020, 4:41 pm

I recorded both acts together, not realizing your wanted them separate. Should I separate and re upload?

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Post by ToddHW » January 18th, 2020, 4:33 am

JtotheP716 wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 4:41 pm
I recorded both acts together, not realizing your wanted them separate. Should I separate and re upload?
That would be very helpful. When I edit I collect all the files for one act together and it is much easier to not have material from multiple acts mixed in.

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Post by ToddHW » January 18th, 2020, 7:11 pm

Thank you.

(It doesn't matter here becuz I take all your reader files apart to make the assembled master files for a play and only those masters I create finally get uploaded to the catalog. But please watch out for getting the file names correct on other projects. We can't use capital letters, and the extra "." could also cause problems.)

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Post by JtotheP716 » Yesterday, 3:02 pm

oops sorry about that I did not even notice. I'll be more judicious in future.

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