COMPLETE!! Richard II by Shakespeare - PL/cs

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Post by johngon » January 18th, 2006, 7:50 pm

COMPLETE! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/the-tragedy-of-king-richard-ii-by-william-shakespeare/


This will be the first step in a much larger work - and there is no time like the present.

Richard II by William Shakespeare is the first of eight plays that portray a "historical" take on England's War of the Roses - beginning in about 1365 and ending the Richard III's death in 1485. The plays are Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI Pt 1-3, and Richard III.

The text for this play is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext98/2ws1510.txt.

Below is a list of the characters, seperated into 4 sections. If you sign up for a Recurring Character - pls keep in mind that you are signing up for the same character in subsequent plays - vocal continuity is part of the project goal. Narration will provide scene introductions and basic stage directions for the whole cycle ideally. Also - anyone who wishes to sign up for "Featured" roles or "Minor" - feel free to sign up for 2-3 of these and I will do my best to give you the roles you want. I will try to be as gender neutral as possible.
  • RECURRING characters appear in this play and at least one more that follows it.
  • PRINCIPLE characters only appear in Richard II, but have at least a fair - if not large - amount of dialogue.
  • FEATURED characters are those that have an average of 10 lines.
  • MINOR Characters generally only have one or two lines.

RECURRING:
Henry BOLINGBROKE, afterwards KING HENRY IV -- Kayvan -- complete
Henry Percy, Earl of NORTHUMBERLAND, father of PERCY -- ChipDoc -- complete
Henry PERCY, son of Northumberland, afterwards HOTSPUR (Henry IV 1 & 2) -- msirois -- complete
NARRATION -- Librarylady -- complete

PRINCIPLE:
RICHARD II -- PeterWhy -- complete
John of GAUNT, Duke of Lancaster -- ChipDoc -- complete
Edmund of Langley, Duke of YORK-- Martinc -- complete
Duke AUMERLE -- johngon -- complete
Thomas MOWBRAY, Duke of Norfolk -- Kaffen -- complete
Duke of SURREY -- ndoo -- complete
Earl of SALISBURY -- earthcalling -- complete
Sir John BUSHY - Servant to Richard II -- strangebrooch
Sir John BAGOT - Servant to Richard II -- Linton -- complete
Henry GREENE - Servant to Richard II -- Deadwhitemales -- complete
Bishop of CARLISLE -- strangebrooch -- complete
QUEEN Isabel of England -- Thadine -- complete
DUCHESS OF YORK (appears after 4.2 - listed only as DUCHESS) -- Kristen -- complete

FEATURED:
Lord BERKELEY -- Raynr -- complete
Lord ROSS -- Mr Baby Man -- complete
Lord WILLOUGHBY -- ndoo -- complete
Lord FITZWATER -- Kwahati
ABBOT of Westminster -- Linton -- complete
Lord MARSHAL -- Lenlen -- complete
Sir Pierce of EXTON -- Linton -- complete
Sir Stephen SCROOP -- Linton -- complete
CAPTAIN of a band of Welshmen -- hughmac -- complete
DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER (only appears in Act 1.2 - listed as DUCHESS) -- Gesine -- complete
LADY attending the QUEEN -- Suburbanbanshee -- complete
GARDENER -- Kayray -- complete

MINOR:
Another LORD -- LibraryLady -- complete
FIRST HERALD -- hugh mac -- complete
SECOND HERALD -- Kayray -- complete
FIRST SERVANT -- PeterWhy -- complete
SECOND SERVANT -- Kayray -- complete
KEEPER -- LibraryLady -- complete
GROOM -- Shortride

TARGET DATE: MARCH 31, 2006

File Info:
Encoded format: MP3
Sample rate: 44100
Bit depth: 16
Mono
Bit rate: 128K

Please put the files on your server and post a link here in the forum. Alternatively, if you don't have a server, use http://www.yousendit.com.

File Names: richard_ii_charactername_act#_shakespeare.mp3
(example: richard_ii_bolingbroke_act2_shakespeare.mp3).

Recording Notes: Please record your dialog with a 1-2 second pause in between your lines, so that the waveforms don't touch each other. Please do not attempt any type of filtering or modification of the "raw" sound.

Lastly - I'll put the call out now. I'll need two women who speak fluent French for Henry V - Princess Katherine and Alice. In addition, two young boys (8-12 years old) for YORK and PRINCE in Act 3.2 of Richard III will be needed. These projects won't be for several months - but feel free to post if you'd like any of these roles or know of people who might.

Note from LibraryLady:
Some pre-casting and recording has been done for the next play, 1 Henry VI. They are as follows:
Northumberland - ChipDoc - complete
Prince Hal (later King Henry V) - Aragorn44 - complete
Just wanted to keep a reference of those things here so when the next project starts up we'll have the information in one place. :)

Feel free to send me messages with any questions or email me direct:
john at johngon dot com.[/b]

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Post by thadine » January 18th, 2006, 8:44 pm

Ooh! I've been waiting for casting for the next play :D

I'd like to do Queen Isabel.

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Post by LibraryLady » January 18th, 2006, 9:32 pm

Looks good, John! I'll add this to the to come section of the catalog.
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Post by ChipDoc » January 18th, 2006, 11:27 pm

This looks like fun! I'd like to try:
Henry Percy, Earl of NORTHUMBERLAND, father of PERCY
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Post by LibraryLady » January 19th, 2006, 12:18 am

Okay, I can't resist. :D I'll do the narration.
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Post by Kristen » January 19th, 2006, 1:01 am

May I please read the Duchess of York?
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Post by Gesine » January 19th, 2006, 4:48 am

May I have (in Featured) the Duchess of Gloucester, please?
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Post by suburbanbanshee » January 19th, 2006, 6:55 am

Then I guess I'll put in for the LADY attending on the queen.

I'll record my dialogue, but if it doesn't work with what Queen Isabel records, let me know and I'll do it over again.

This is an awesome project, and awesomely fussy for the coordinator to have to handle.

Now, that's pretty much all the female roles. Step up, men!

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Post by johngon » January 19th, 2006, 8:35 am

True - all of the "technically" female roles are taken, but I'd be happy to be gender blind on some of the other roles - servants, messengers, the Gardner, etc. Unless the role is implicitly male (i.e. Richard, Hotspur, Lord Berkeley, etc.) I am open to a female recording it.

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Post by wolvrin » January 19th, 2006, 11:49 am

This should be interesting. Can I be Sir Stephen SCROOP please...?!

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Post by kayray » January 19th, 2006, 1:26 pm

I'll claim any little leftover role (servant, messenger, etc) that you think would be appropriate for a woman to read -- if you need me to. If you want to wait and let them be filled by men that's fine -- I'll jump in sooner on the next play (It's not like I'm running out of things to READ, lol!)

It's probable that I can talk my 10-yr-old son Henry into reading one of those boys' parts in Act 3.2 of Richard III. If there was a woman's role that I could have and share some of the same scenes with him, that would be pretty cool!

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Post by raynr » January 19th, 2006, 1:56 pm

May I read Lord Berkeley, please?
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Post by ChipDoc » January 19th, 2006, 5:29 pm

suburbanbanshee wrote:Step up, men!
Forsooth, m'lady - the task is accomplished!

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/richard_ii_northumberland_act2_shakespeare.mp3
5.52Mb/6:02

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/richard_ii_northumberland_act3_shakespeare.mp3
1.80Mb/1:58

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/richard_ii_northumberland_act4_shakespeare.mp3
0.93Mb/1:07

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/richard_ii_northumberland_act5_shakespeare.mp3
1.01Mb/1:06

[Exeunt.]

I've got to say that old Northumberland was a lot of fun to do! Makes me think I should have asked for the role of Henry Percy, his son. But there comes a time when you have to realize that you're getting older and should leave the younger roles to the younger folks...

Let me also say this: unlike most of the things we do here on LibriVox, the bulk of the work in this production is in the editing, not in the reading. Let's make an effort to get these things in to johngon as quickly as possible so he can get started.
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Post by Linton » January 20th, 2006, 3:11 pm

Hi, I would like to try my hand at Sir Pierce of EXTON and the ABBOT of Westminster, please.

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Post by kayray » January 21st, 2006, 9:30 pm

Ok, here's the Gardener, the Second Herald, and some assorted Servants:

http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/richard2/

there's also a .doc in there into which i pasted my parts -- thought you might find that useful, maybe.

Since I wasn't sure which servants' parts to read, I read all the parts that didn't interact with the Gardener. Just trash the ones you don't need :)

Fun! Good luck. Let me know if you need me to re-do anything for any reason -- they're short and easy.

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