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Post by Kitty » February 5th, 2021, 2:09 am

MManolakes wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 3:15 pm
Sir Francis Gripe, Act 1, duration 1:59
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/busiebody_sirfrancisgripe_1_128kb.mp3
thank you Mike for starting off the project. Sir Francis seems to be a jolly fellow when he thinks he can con other people :lol: I see you don't go for the "nice bloke" this time. :thumbs: I have a hunch he will be duped in the end as well :mrgreen:

Act 1 can be marked PL ok. Only one note:

> for the voice credit, please include the entire description as in the MW. Yes in this project this amounts to an entire biography of the persons in the play :lol: : "Sir Francis Gripe. Guardian to Miranda and Marplot, Father to Charles, in Love with Miranda, read by Mike Manolakes". No need to reupload this file, simply add it to the second act and I'll make a note for Todd in the MW where to find it.

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Post by adrianstephens » February 5th, 2021, 2:56 am

Hello Todd, please give me either stage directions or Charles, as you will.
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Post by ToddHW » February 5th, 2021, 4:20 am

Thank you. I gave you stage directions since that was first in your list.

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Post by silverquill » February 5th, 2021, 7:18 am

~ Larry

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Post by ToddHW » February 5th, 2021, 9:50 am

Thank you. And I added a section for Act 5.

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Post by adrianstephens » February 6th, 2021, 3:47 am

Stage directions:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/busiebody_stagedirections_1_128kb.mp3 12:25

Sonia, I had a dialog with Todd. The author's putting many stage directions after the line creates a problem for me.
Some of them clearly apply from the start of the line, and some clearly apply after the line (such as "exit"). And some are ambiguous.
Except for "aside", I've only spoken the stage direction, not the name. Tod says he'll combine with the name as necessary.
For the asides, I spoke two versions, one with and one without the name. In retrospect, I think the one with the name is correct. Anyhow,
Todd is willing to accept this and delete the unwanted version.

He also directed me as to how much of the frontmatter to include.

At 0:51 I rendered: "Horat. Epist. Lib. II. Ep. 1." as "Horatius Letters Book two letter one", as I didn't want to speak the abbreviated
words, but I realize I might have gone too far in translating them. Happy to re-do.
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Post by WendyKatzHiller » February 6th, 2021, 10:50 am

May I claim Scentwell?

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Post by ToddHW » February 6th, 2021, 12:43 pm

Thank you.

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Post by adrianstephens » February 8th, 2021, 3:17 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » February 8th, 2021, 3:35 am

silverquill wrote:
February 5th, 2021, 7:18 am
But here are the bit parts for Whisper.
I did find a line for him in Act V, rite at the end just before the Dance.
indeed great catch, Larry :thumbs: Whisper is a likeable character I find, pity he didn't have more lines. I see we have a bit of dialogue together, looking forward to that :)

Acts 1, 2, 3 and 5 are straight PL ok.

PL notes for Act 4:

> at about 0:01: missed line: "Ha, Mrs. Patch, this is a lucky minute, to find you so readily, my Master dies with impatience."

thanks

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Post by Kitty » February 8th, 2021, 4:33 am

thank you for the fast turn-around on the stage directions, Adrian :)
adrianstephens wrote:Except for "aside", I've only spoken the stage direction, not the name. Tod says he'll combine with the name as necessary. For the asides, I spoke two versions, one with and one without the name. In retrospect, I think the one with the name is correct. Anyhow, Todd is willing to accept this and delete the unwanted version.
ah yes I see, so I ignored all the comments and PL notes on the asides. Though I must admit, this way of doubling it all made it very confusing for me to follow along in the text. :? I am not sure I caught them all, at some points I lost track completely and had to restart from the beginning. I hope it's not too confusing for Todd, the editor's job is hard enough as it is.

As a suggestion: if unsure, you might have opted for including the name before the aside, but saying it all double was not necessary. You made a bit of a pause between name and aside anyway, so Todd could have deleted the name when not needed, or I could have written it up in my initial PL notes and made his work easier. ;)

All right, long story short, I did listen to it all now and can mark Act 3 straight PL ok.
At 0:51 I rendered: "Horat. Epist. Lib. II. Ep. 1." as "Horatius Letters Book two letter one", as I didn't want to speak the abbreviated words, but I realize I might have gone too far in translating them.

yes you could have said the full name in Latin, but I think saying it in English is perfectly ok as well, as it was an abbreviation.
Density back to the usual ~40%
I am curious: what does this mean ? :hmm:

I do have a few PL notes for the other 4 acts still:

for Act 1:

> from 6:07-8:30: the epilogue belongs to the end of the play. Could you cut it here please and insert it at the end of act 5, to have each section in the correct act ?

> at 8:41: could you please read the entire cast list as well, with all the descriptions. Though we ask the readers to give their full voice credits, sometimes they disappear before handing them in, so Todd needs to fall back on the narrator to insert the full credit in, then it's good to have a backup. Please always read: "Sir George Airy. A Gentleman of Four Thousand a Year in Love with Miranda, read by...", "Sir Francis Gripe. Guardian to Miranda and Marplot, Father to Charles, in Love with Miranda, read by..." etc

> at the very end: please include the end disclaimer: "End of Act 1"

for Act 2:

> at about 1:39: please insert: "Enter Sir George"

> at about 1:51: please insert: "Enter Miranda"

> at about 5:48: please insert: "Enter Patch"

> at about 5:53. please insert two lines: "Re-enter sir Jealous Traffick meeting Whisper" and "Seeing Whisper"

for Act 4:

> at about 0:19: missed 11 lines (the entire first scene): "Scene: the outside of Sir Jealous Traffick's house, Patch peeping out of door. Enter Whisper". / "Exit" / "Puts it besides and it falls down" / "Exit" / "Enter Sir Jealous with a letter in his hand" / "takes up the letter Patch dropped" / "opens it" / "exit" / "enter butler" / "exit" / "exit"

for Act 5:

> at about 6:32: please insert the epilogue from act 1 at this spot

> at the very end: you forgot the final disclaimer: "End of The Busie Body by Susannah Centlivre"

thank you

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Post by adrianstephens » February 8th, 2021, 4:45 am

Kitty wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 4:33 am
> at 8:41: could you please read the entire cast list as well, with all the descriptions. Though we ask the readers to give their full voice credits, sometimes they disappear before handing them in, so Todd needs to fall back on the narrator to insert the full credit in, then it's good to have a backup. Please always read: "Sir George Airy. A Gentleman of Four Thousand a Year in Love with Miranda, read by...", "Sir Francis Gripe. Guardian to Miranda and Marplot, Father to Charles, in Love with Miranda, read by..." etc
Thank you, Sonia. And my apologies to you and Todd for the doubling-up.
I'll address these issues this evening.
I do have a question about the cast list. What goes in the three dots you typed above? The Librivox reader's name (in which case I can't complete it now), or a silence? If the latter, how does this help if a reader fails to record a voice credit and then disappears?
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Kitty » February 8th, 2021, 4:50 am

adrianstephens wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 4:45 am
I do have a question about the cast list. What goes in the three dots you typed above? The Librivox reader's name (in which case I can't complete it now), or a silence? If the latter, how does this help if a reader fails to record a voice credit and then disappears?
yes leave a blank, as you cannot know all the names yet. Well usually we at least get a credit along the lines of (for example) "Miranda, read by Jenn Broda". If Jenn were to disappear now without completing it, Todd could insert your reading of "An Heiress, worth Thirty Thousand Pound, really in Love with Sir George, but pretends to be so with her Guardian Sir Francis". And then we have it complete. I agree, most of the credits will come in from the readers, but sometimes we need to fall back on the narrator.

Another technical reason why it's handy for Todd to have you read the credits is that he sees straight away in which order he needs to insert them.

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Post by Kitty » February 8th, 2021, 4:52 am

MManolakes wrote:
February 7th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Sir Francis Gripe, Act 2, duration 11:05
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/busiebody_sirfrancisgripe_2_128kb.mp3
and a very merry Sir Francis we have here :lol: thank you, Mike and I marvel at your stamina to keep up the laughs all along this act. :shock: I hope the neighbours weren't listening in, they might start to wonder about your state of mind. :mrgreen:

All PL ok :)

Sonia

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