[DUET] Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt - ag

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NemoR
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Post by NemoR » January 4th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830).


This famous Shakespearean exploration illuminates its plays through the frame of character, while also weighing theme, mood, structure and poetics. In it, 19th-century critic William Hazlitt unveils Shakespeare's genius in creating and infusing characters with a life-likeness that often challenges, if not overshadows, more material human nature -- in both inner and outer worlds. As he writes: "The characters breathe, move, and live, ... think and speak and act just as they might do, if left entirely to themselves." The first printing sold out in weeks, and the second sold briskly, until a harsh and antagonistic appraisal in The Quarterly Review quelled sales altogether -- and unraveled Hazlitt's critical cachet in the eyes of the general public. Not until the mid-twentieth century were Hazlitt and his works re-evaluated, when he was finally recognized as one of Shakespeare's foremost critics of all time. In literary criticism, the renowned Harold Bloom ranks Hazlitt second only to Dr. Johnson. ( Nemo)
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Cover design - Eva (bluechien)
Last edited by NemoR on January 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Nemo

“In truth, the great Elements we know of, are no mean comforters: the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown—the Air is our robe of state—the Earth is our throne, and the Sea a mighty minstrel playing before it”

NemoR
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Post by NemoR » January 4th, 2019, 1:53 pm

MC will be Amy (alg1001) and DPL will be Helen (HZFerr)

Amy, Eva and I will be doing this together. We will need a total of 36 sections .... the Introduction and then 35 more.

Other than the first two sections which I will be reading by myself, please put both of us in for the remaining 34 sections as we will most likely both be recording parts of them as each contain quite a few lines from the plays themselves with different characters voices. I will fine tune the assignments in the MW as needed.

Thanks much!!
Nemo

“In truth, the great Elements we know of, are no mean comforters: the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown—the Air is our robe of state—the Earth is our throne, and the Sea a mighty minstrel playing before it”

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Post by HZFerr » January 4th, 2019, 5:07 pm

Hi Amy, Eva, & Nemo,

DPL checking in.
This is so exciting! :clap: :clap: :9:
Helen
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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
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Post by alg1001 » January 4th, 2019, 7:55 pm

Yay! This should be a great one. I set up the MW. Eva and Nemo, you are both in as BCs so MW access should be fine. I'll move you to Going Solo. :D
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

NemoR
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Post by NemoR » January 4th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Thanks Amy, MW filled out and we are all set .. can't wait to record this one!
Nemo

“In truth, the great Elements we know of, are no mean comforters: the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown—the Air is our robe of state—the Earth is our throne, and the Sea a mighty minstrel playing before it”

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Post by NemoR » January 13th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Hi Helen, kicking this off with the (long) introduction!
Last edited by NemoR on January 15th, 2019, 6:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Nemo

“In truth, the great Elements we know of, are no mean comforters: the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown—the Air is our robe of state—the Earth is our throne, and the Sea a mighty minstrel playing before it”

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Post by HZFerr » January 14th, 2019, 6:15 pm

sect 0
PL OK

:) Kicking it right back at ya.
Helen
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by NemoR » January 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Thanks for the listen H! :9:

Next up is the almost as long Preface, but probably not for another week or so! :D
Nemo

“In truth, the great Elements we know of, are no mean comforters: the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown—the Air is our robe of state—the Earth is our throne, and the Sea a mighty minstrel playing before it”

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