OPEN[PLAY]The Sorcerer by Gilbert - thw

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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 23rd, 2021, 4:46 pm

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 2:57 pm
Here's Aline!
You've got to love the messes Gilbert characters get themselves into!
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_1.mp3 (7:20)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_2.mp3 (6:41)
Let me know if anything needs to be changed for fixed, especially with the supposed songs once the other parts come in... Especially given that a lot of that should be done with one or more characters and I'm hopeless with keeping any sense of rhythm (even in chant).
Annie
Hi Annie!

Nicely done! Just a few PL notes:

Act 1:

~5:00 - Missing line "But bless me Alexis...".

~6:00 - Possible missing line? Women: "The eggs, the ham..." - I read this as intending all of the Women on stage, not just the women of the Chorus...but I could be mistaken.

~7:20 - Missing Tutti (All) lines: "Eat, drink and be gay..."

One minor, optional note - I don't think this particularly affects the meaning of the line, but you may want to correct it for consistency's sake:

4:53 - Text is Dr. Daly, rather than Mr. Daly


Act 2:

0:27 - Text is "united" rather than "untied"

~2:50 - Missing Ensemble lines: "She will tend him..."

~3:09 - As above. Missing Ensemble lines: "She will tend to him..."

~3:50 - Missing Recitative lines: "Alexis! Doubt me not..."

~5:29 - Missing Ensemble lines: "Some most extraordinary spell..."

Optional:

3:10 - Text is "this was to have been" rather than "this was meant to be"


Note to Todd (also to any relevant readers for this piece) - I think it goes without saying that this is a somewhat challenging text, given the "musical" sections / terms and whatnot. If my interpretation of who should be speaking which lines ever contradicts / clashes with what you think is best, I'm always open to feedback on my PL-ing :)
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Post by ToddHW » February 23rd, 2021, 7:13 pm

Note to Todd (also to any relevant readers for this piece) - I think it goes without saying that this is a somewhat challenging text, given the "musical" sections / terms and whatnot. If my interpretation of who should be speaking which lines ever contradicts / clashes with what you think is best, I'm always open to feedback on my PL-ing


Best approach: if in doubt, please record it. I will have to figure this all out when I edit, but it is hard for me to do until then.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 24th, 2021, 4:29 pm

OooThatsNifty wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 4:46 pm
Hi Annie!

Nicely done! Just a few PL notes:

Act 1:

~5:00 - Missing line "But bless me Alexis...".

~6:00 - Possible missing line? Women: "The eggs, the ham..." - I read this as intending all of the Women on stage, not just the women of the Chorus...but I could be mistaken.

~7:20 - Missing Tutti (All) lines: "Eat, drink and be gay..."

One minor, optional note - I don't think this particularly affects the meaning of the line, but you may want to correct it for consistency's sake:

4:53 - Text is Dr. Daly, rather than Mr. Daly


Act 2:

0:27 - Text is "united" rather than "untied"

~2:50 - Missing Ensemble lines: "She will tend him..."

~3:09 - As above. Missing Ensemble lines: "She will tend to him..."

~3:50 - Missing Recitative lines: "Alexis! Doubt me not..."

~5:29 - Missing Ensemble lines: "Some most extraordinary spell..."

Optional:

3:10 - Text is "this was to have been" rather than "this was meant to be"
Updated with all missing lines and the optionals.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_2.mp3

Annie

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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 24th, 2021, 6:56 pm

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 4:29 pm
Updated with all missing lines and the optionals.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_1.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_2.mp3

Annie
Wonderful - thanks! Act 1 is now PL OK, but still one tiny note for Act 2:

~0:20 - Looks like you've accidentally cut the top of this section. Missing "Oh joy! Oh joy! The charm works well, and all are now united".

Otherwise all is well! :)
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Post by LaurenEmma3 » February 25th, 2021, 7:51 am

Hello,

Here is the Page for PL. I could only find three lines of text in the play, so if I have missed any please let me know.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_page_1.mp3
20 seconds long

Thanks,

Lauren

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Post by ToddHW » February 25th, 2021, 10:43 am

Thank you.

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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 25th, 2021, 12:18 pm

LaurenEmma3 wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 7:51 am
Hello,
Here is the Page for PL. I could only find three lines of text in the play, so if I have missed any please let me know.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_page_1.mp3
20 seconds long
Thanks,
Lauren
Excellent! This is PL OK for all of the Page-specific lines, but there is point at the end of the act where "all the dramatis personae" reenter the stage - personally, I'd interpret that as including the lowly Page as well. If you agree, please add the following:

Women (Pg. 256): "The eggs, the ham, and the strawberry jam!"
...or alternatively, if you see this character as a male Page: "The rollicking bun, and the gay Sally Lunn! The rollicking, rollicking bun!"

Tutti (All) lines on Pg. 258: From "Oh marvelous illusion! Oh terrible surprise!" through to end of the Act.

Thanks!
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 26th, 2021, 1:30 pm

OooThatsNifty wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 6:56 pm
Wonderful - thanks! Act 1 is now PL OK, but still one tiny note for Act 2:

~0:20 - Looks like you've accidentally cut the top of this section. Missing "Oh joy! Oh joy! The charm works well, and all are now united".

Otherwise all is well! :)
Oops, my bad. I actually cut that line thinking that I had stolen Alexis's line from above! Sorry!

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_2.mp3

Annie

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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 26th, 2021, 1:35 pm

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Oops, my bad. I actually cut that line thinking that I had stolen Alexis's line from above! Sorry!
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_aline_2.mp3
Annie
Perfect now - PL OK! :thumbs:
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Post by alanmapstone » February 27th, 2021, 2:10 am

Male Chorus act 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_malechorus_1.mp3

I have included all the chorus bits I could find including the Chorus of Girls (incongruous as that seems) as it was specified in MW.
I have actually done two version of this, one in my normal voice and one in a higher pitched voice in case you want me to try to sound like a girl :lol:
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Post by ToddHW » February 27th, 2021, 5:12 am

Thank you. Who knows? When I edit everything together, I may be inspired to use both versions....

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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 27th, 2021, 1:09 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
February 27th, 2021, 2:10 am
Male Chorus act 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_malechorus_1.mp3
I have included all the chorus bits I could find including the Chorus of Girls (incongruous as that seems) as it was specified in MW.
I have actually done two version of this, one in my normal voice and one in a higher pitched voice in case you want me to try to sound like a girl :lol:
Hah, this was great - PL OK! :thumbs:
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Post by LaurenEmma3 » February 28th, 2021, 9:22 am

OooThatsNifty wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 12:18 pm
LaurenEmma3 wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 7:51 am
Hello,
Here is the Page for PL. I could only find three lines of text in the play, so if I have missed any please let me know.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_page_1.mp3
20 seconds long
Thanks,
Lauren
Excellent! This is PL OK for all of the Page-specific lines, but there is point at the end of the act where "all the dramatis personae" reenter the stage - personally, I'd interpret that as including the lowly Page as well. If you agree, please add the following:

Women (Pg. 256): "The eggs, the ham, and the strawberry jam!"
...or alternatively, if you see this character as a male Page: "The rollicking bun, and the gay Sally Lunn! The rollicking, rollicking bun!"

Tutti (All) lines on Pg. 258: From "Oh marvelous illusion! Oh terrible surprise!" through to end of the Act.

Thanks!
Im sorry for missing these lines, thank you for flagging it up for me!

I've added then to the recording, I've tried to chant/say them as I have no musicality or rhythm.

Here the link: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_page_1.mp3

Duration 1 minute 7 seconds

Thanks,

Lauren

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Post by ToddHW » February 28th, 2021, 10:43 am

Thank you.

Chanting for combined lines can be in a rhythm - it is sung notes that I can't get to match up easily.

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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 28th, 2021, 11:47 am

LaurenEmma3 wrote:
February 28th, 2021, 9:22 am
Im sorry for missing these lines, thank you for flagging it up for me!
I've added then to the recording, I've tried to chant/say them as I have no musicality or rhythm.
Here the link: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/sorcerer_page_1.mp3
Duration 1 minute 7 seconds
Thanks,
Lauren
Nothing to apologize for - sounds great now! PL OK :thumbs:
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