COMPLETE[Play]Gulzara; or the Persian Slave by Anna Cora Mowatt - thw

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 25th, 2021, 2:21 pm

benderca wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 2:07 pm
And here is poor little Amurath, getting abducted... :shock:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_amurath_2_128kb.mp3
Poor little fellow! Looking forward to listening to this performance!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 26th, 2021, 11:19 am

ktaylor07 wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 9:54 am
Here is Act I!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_1_128kb.mp3
16:17 a line missing from Gulzara, here in bold "Next morn, While herbs and flowers on neighboring hills I sought, My thoughts were roving,"
I missed it in the preliminary part PL because I was following the text in the google doc for easier and faster PL, where the line is missing. But it doesn't actually change anything in the meaning or story-line, so up to you.
benderca wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 2:07 pm
And here is poor little Amurath, getting abducted... :shock:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_amurath_2_128kb.mp3
Little Amurath in Act 2 is PL OK! His cries were so heart-breaking, I wished I could go and help him :D

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Post by benderca » January 29th, 2021, 7:28 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 11:19 am
Little Amurath in Act 2 is PL OK! His cries were so heart-breaking, I wished I could go and help him :D
Thanks, Rapunzelina! Yes, I wanted to help him too, poor little tyke! :D

Here's some more drama:

Amurath, Act 4:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_amurath_4_128kb.mp3

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 29th, 2021, 8:13 am

benderca wrote:
January 29th, 2021, 7:28 am
Rapunzelina wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 11:19 am
Little Amurath in Act 2 is PL OK! His cries were so heart-breaking, I wished I could go and help him :D
Thanks, Rapunzelina! Yes, I wanted to help him too, poor little tyke! :D

Here's some more drama:

Amurath, Act 4:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_amurath_4_128kb.mp3
Hooray! Hooray!

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 30th, 2021, 1:58 pm

Amurath, Act 4, is PL OK! :9:

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Post by ktaylor07 » February 1st, 2021, 9:44 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 11:19 am
ktaylor07 wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 9:54 am
Here is Act I!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_1_128kb.mp3
16:17 a line missing from Gulzara, here in bold "Next morn, While herbs and flowers on neighboring hills I sought, My thoughts were roving,"
I missed it in the preliminary part PL because I was following the text in the google doc for easier and faster PL, where the line is missing. But it doesn't actually change anything in the meaning or story-line, so up to you.
Sorry to not respond to this right away. I meant to, but got busy and forgot about it. I'll see if we can get a recording of this line to insert.

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Post by ktaylor07 » February 1st, 2021, 9:55 am

If any of you are interested in this sort of thing, I have posted a blog entry about some of the historical background about this play here https://www.tla.wapshottpress.org/2021/02/01/anna-cora-mowatt-gulzara-and-the-parlor-theatrical/

And here's a little more information about it on my website https://alphacentauri2.info/AnnaCoraMowatt/AMCgulzara.html


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Post by ktaylor07 » February 5th, 2021, 6:26 am

benderca wrote:
February 5th, 2021, 5:31 am
Here comes Amurath to appeal to everyone's better nature... what a sympathetic character. :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_amurath_5_128kb.mp3
Hooray! Hooray! He does turn out to be a very noble little fellow, doesn't he? No wonder everyone loves him so much...

Looking forward to listening to this! :D :D :D

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Post by ktaylor07 » February 8th, 2021, 9:54 am

I've written another blog entry on "Gulzara" if anyone is interested in learning more about the background of this play

https://www.tla.wapshottpress.org/2021/02/08/anna-cora-mowatt-and-the-march-sisters-versus-the-ogden-sisters/

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Post by benderca » February 10th, 2021, 9:32 am

Ayesha Act II:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_ayesha_2_128kb.mp3

I've recorded Acts 4 & 5 as well, but it may take a bit of editing. I got a little melodramatic and even cried real tears when presenting my backstory in Act 4, so watch out! :lol:

I love reading your blog, Kelly. It makes doing a project such as this one so much more meaningful. :clap:

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 10th, 2021, 10:23 am

Amurath Act V, adorable performance, just one short phrase missing, would go around 0:26 in the recording "to myself gave liberty; And flew to thee through darkness – night"

Ayesha, Act II, one word missing in the phrase "Your lips shall to the sound respond" (04:05), if you think it's worth adding. Otherwise, PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by ktaylor07 » February 10th, 2021, 10:46 am

benderca wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 9:32 am
Ayesha Act II:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_ayesha_2_128kb.mp3

I've recorded Acts 4 & 5 as well, but it may take a bit of editing. I got a little melodramatic and even cried real tears when presenting my backstory in Act 4, so watch out! :lol:

I love reading your blog, Kelly. It makes doing a project such as this one so much more meaningful. :clap:
Hooray! I'm looking forward to listening to it! I think Ayesha calls for a bit of melodrama... The audience needs to engage with her inner turmoil for the drama to work.

I'm glad you enjoyed the blog! :D

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Post by benderca » February 10th, 2021, 2:05 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 10:23 am
Amurath Act V, adorable performance, just one short phrase missing, would go around 0:26 in the recording "to myself gave liberty; And flew to thee through darkness – night"

Ayesha, Act II, one word missing in the phrase "Your lips shall to the sound respond" (04:05), if you think it's worth adding. Otherwise, PL OK! :thumbs:
Here's Ayesha, ready for spot PL at 4:05:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/gulzara_ayesha_2_128kb.mp3

I'll get Amurath to you shortly.

Thanks, Rapunzelina!

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