COMPLETE[PLAY]The Great Galeoto, by Echegaray - thw

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Post by ToddHW » May 31st, 2021, 8:10 am

The Great Galeoto, by José Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832 - 1916), translated by Hannah Lynch (1859 - 1904)
"What touches us more closely is Echegaray's manipulation of the modern conscience, and its illimitable scope for reflection, for conflict, and the many-sided drama of temptation.... Not even Tolstoi, with all that delicacy and keenness of the Russian conscience, that profound seriousness, which moves us so variously in his great books, has a nobler consciousness of the dignity of suffering and virtue than this Spanish dramatist. And not less capable is he of a jesting survey of life." Echegaray won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1904. This play was made into movies several times in both its original Spanish and in English.
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This project is complete. Audio files can be found on our catalog page at https://librivox.org/the-great-galeoto-by-jose-echegaray-y-eizaguirre/

Duty, honor, blood and sadness. Gender neutral.

Kitty will play Dona Mercedes (hey, if you can't drive a Mercedes, you can at least play one!), as well as being our long suffering DPL (watch out that she does not run you over).

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/greatgaleotofoll00eche/page/n41/mode/2up

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This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
  • Project Code: XDJjQUlF
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_Echegaray (José Echegaray y Eizaguirre)
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  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 27
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  • Original publication date (if known): 1895
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama

Keywords that describe the book: honor, duty, reputation

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Submit one file per act. At the beginning of the first file, say:
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Leave 3-5 seconds of space between your lines (room noise, not generated silence).

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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

Say:
"Act # of The Great Galeoto, by José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, translated by Hannah Lynch. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org."
At the end of each file say:
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Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename:
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Post by Availle » May 31st, 2021, 8:24 am

:shock: so quickly...

Well, I could read the stage directions if you like. Let's see what the "hammy style" is all about. :)
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Post by ToddHW » May 31st, 2021, 8:55 am

Actually, not that hammy. Pinero and other playwrights have many more stage directions than you will find here.

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Post by WendyKatzHiller » May 31st, 2021, 9:00 am

Um. This doesn't seem to be the right text link.

Try this one?
https://archive.org/details/greatgaleotodram00eche/page/16/mode/2up

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Post by alanmapstone » May 31st, 2021, 9:21 am

Don Severo please 😺

Now I get to be Sonia's husband 😾
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Post by ToddHW » May 31st, 2021, 9:55 am

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 9:00 am
Um. This doesn't seem to be the right text link.

Try this one?
https://archive.org/details/greatgaleotodram00eche/page/16/mode/2up

Wendy
Fixed.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » May 31st, 2021, 9:56 am

alanmapstone wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 9:21 am
Don Severo please 😺

Now I get to be Sonia's husband 😾
Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » June 3rd, 2021, 2:41 am

:shock: how could I miss this launch ? Well...confirming DPL and Donna Mercedes :)
alanmapstone wrote:
May 31st, 2021, 9:21 am
Don Severo please 😺
Now I get to be Sonia's husband 😾
do I sense a sort of trepidation or reluctance here ? I am not that bad, you know
(ask Todd how nice I am always... right, Todd ? *angel smilie* right ?! *kicks him into action*)

Now I have probably lulled you into security...let's start.
At least you can tell your neighbours that you have a Mercedes now. :lol:

Sonia

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Post by ToddHW » June 3rd, 2021, 8:22 am

We have a new person asking for a part here so I thought I'd repost some helpful hints.

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 using the words in the MW, which should be something like: "Catherine, read by XXXX" (whatever you use for your reader name)

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) You prepare and upload a separate file for each Act that your character is in. (Note - the section numbers change as I move stuff around on the MW, so remember character name, not section numbers.) 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 4-5 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 4-5 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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Post by Nissy » June 3rd, 2021, 12:38 pm

Thanks for having me on board! I appreciate the hints - they're really helpful.
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Post by GregGiordano » June 14th, 2021, 7:49 am

I would love to get in on the start of this project. May I claim Don Julian?

Thank you!

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Post by ToddHW » June 14th, 2021, 8:43 am

Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » June 18th, 2021, 3:21 am

Don Severo act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/greatgaeoto_donsevero_1.mp3

This play seems a bit slow getting started, so I will try to give it a prod :lol:

BTW: The MC isn't named under the uploader link in the first post.
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Post by Kitty » June 18th, 2021, 5:21 am

before I continue, I have to ask...were you reading from the right source linked in the first post ? Because the first three sentences are deviating too much for it to be a simple coincidence. :hmm:

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Post by alanmapstone » June 18th, 2021, 6:06 am

Kitty wrote:
June 18th, 2021, 5:21 am
before I continue, I have to ask...were you reading from the right source linked in the first post ? Because the first three sentences are deviating too much for it to be a simple coincidence.
Hi Sonia
You are right. I have somehow got hold of a different translation. I can only think that the first post had a different link when first posted and that Todd later changed it.
So ignore that file and I will do it again but not until next week. Just as well there is not too much of it :hmm:
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