[COMPLETE] Shakespeare's Hamlet - PL/ce

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Post by Queue » July 15th, 2006, 12:58 pm

This project is complete. All associated files can be found on the catalog page: http://librivox.org/hamlet-by-william-shakespeare/

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Hello all!

I was thinking Hamlet would make a fine addition to the works available.
For more information about the play please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet.


The text is at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1524 or http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/hamlet/index.html .

Roles in RED are currently available, BLUE are cast, and GREEN are complete.

PRINCIPAL characters have at least a fair - if not large - amount of dialogue. FEATURED characters are those that have an average of 10 or 15 lines. MINOR Characters generally only have one scene and very few lines.

Principal Roles
  • CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark - 1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2 - msirois
  • GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark, and mother to Hamlet - 1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.5, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2 - gloriana
  • GHOST of Hamlet's father - 1.5, 3.4 - dolohov
  • GUILDENSTERN - 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, - gypsygirl
  • HAMLET, son to the late, and nephew to the present king - 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2 - johngon
  • HORATIO, friend to Hamlet - 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 3.2, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2 - Dave in the Fax
  • LAERTES, son to Polonius - 1.2, 1.3, 4.5, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2 - DSayers
  • MARCELLUS - 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5 - Jordan Mueller
  • OPHELIA, daughter to Polonius - 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.5 - kristin
  • POLONIUS, lord chamberlain - 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 - ExEmGe
  • ROSENCRANTZ - 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 - kayray
  • STAGE DIRECTION - All - timberwolfmage
Featured Roles
  • BERNARDO - 1.1, 1.2 - David O'Connell
  • CLOWN ONE, grave-digger - 5.1 - Wasabi
  • CLOWN TWO, grave-digger - 5.1 - Xrystabelle
  • FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway - 4.4, 5.2 - - claimed by mb (2009.10.21)
  • OSRIC - 5.2 - allex
PLAYERS
  • FIRST PLAYER - 2.2, 3.1 - timberwolfmage
  • PLAYER KING - 3.2 - DSayers
  • PLAYER QUEEN - 3.2 - Caeristhiona
  • PLAYER LUCIANUS - 3.2 - allex
Minor Roles
  • A CAPTAIN - 4.4 - BaruMonkey
  • A GENTLEMAN - 4.5 - djaquay
  • ANOTHER GENTLEMAN - 4.5 - gloriana
  • A PRIEST - 5.1 - Diego
  • GROUP OF DANES - 4.5 - David O'Connell
  • ENGLISH AMBASSADOR - 5.2 - BaruMonkey
  • FRANCISCO, a soldier - 1.1 - BaruMonkey
  • LORD - 5.2 - LaurenT
  • REYNALDO, servant to Polonius - 2.1 - Studcake
  • SAILOR - 4.6 - Jeb8828
  • SERVANT - 4.6 - Xrystabelle
  • VOLTIMAND - 1.2, 2.2 - Studcake

Edit me

TARGET DATE: December 31, 2007

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

Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
  • Please upload with the LibriVox Uploader (please be sure to post the link you receive after your upload, in this thread):
    http://upload.librivox.org
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    Use "ce" for the MC for this project.
  • If these won't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
File Names: hamlet_charactername_act#_scene#_shakespeare.mp3
(example: hamlet_ophelia_act3_scene1_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.

Fortinbras should be pronounced with a hard s. Thanks!
Last edited by Queue on April 5th, 2007, 9:10 am, edited 66 times in total.
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Post by kristin » July 15th, 2006, 1:03 pm

OH, I would love to read Ophelia. I would also be willing to give you a hand with this project. Just let me know what type of help you're looking for.

Kristin

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Post by kayray » July 15th, 2006, 1:08 pm

Argh, not enough female roles, as usual!

How would you feel about casting a woman as Rosencrantz? If that's ok, sign me up :)
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Post by Queue » July 15th, 2006, 1:15 pm

Kristin, what I'm looking for is a bit of hand-holding at the get go, or thru the project if you're up to it. This will be by first moderation/editorship/however-this-is-called and I'd like to not bugger it up.

Kayray - What's the fun in life with out gender-bendering? All yours!

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Post by johngon » July 15th, 2006, 1:41 pm

Wow... you beat me to it :P I was gonna do this after the histories...

Hamlet please please oh pretty pretty please..

You might also want to look at:

http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/hamlet/index.html

There is a copy of the play, broke down by scenes - and that edition is already in the PD.

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Post by kayray » July 15th, 2006, 1:58 pm

Queue wrote: Kayray - What's the fun in life with out gender-bendering? All yours!

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Way Off-Topic:
We love Futurama! So excited about the upcoming NEW episodes :)
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Post by ceastman » July 15th, 2006, 1:59 pm

There's also at least one edition at Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1524

along with about 5 others, I haven't looked at all of them.

Any plan for due date? I can probably pick this up for MCing. :)

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Post by Queue » July 15th, 2006, 2:23 pm

MCing is doing all the editing and making it into a pretty audiobook? If so and you're up to it that's shiny by me. I was thinking by the first of October. I that too late? To early? As I said I've never done this end before. Any input is appreciated.
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Post by kayray » July 15th, 2006, 2:37 pm

Actually, your MC is responsible for collecting the finished files and cataloging them (a big job), and of course answering questions, helping solve problems, and looking after your project if you go out of town or something. I'll take that job on, if you like :)

I can't help with pasting the files together, editing them, and all that jazz. But we have a number of people here who seem to enjoy that kind of thing - I'm sure you'll find enough helpers if you look around.

Ok, since I'll be your MC, I just want to remind everyone not to read from that first link in the first post if we're not POSITIVE that it's in the public domain (not creative commons, not "some rights reserved" -- our sources MUST be Public Domain). So, Queue, let us know when you find out.

First of October sounds like a nice target date. If you find it's taking longer than expected, you can always change the date.

Um, what else. I suppose you and your editing helpers can keep the files on your own computers while the project is in progress, and then give them to me when it's all completed and ready for cataloging. If you need another storage space, let me know.

Do come up with some kind of reasonable file-naming scheme, which will allow the finished files to sort properly. If you're not sure, check with johngon and see how he's handling filenames for his Shakespeare projects.

And let me know if you have any questions!
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Post by johngon » July 15th, 2006, 3:00 pm

kayray wrote:Do come up with some kind of reasonable file-naming scheme, which will allow the finished files to sort properly. If you're not sure, check with johngon and see how he's handling filenames for his Shakespeare projects.
What I use is:

playname_charactername_act#_shakespeare.mp3

so for this it would be:

hamlet_ophelia_act2_shakespeare.mp3, hamlet_ophelia_act3_shakespeare.mp3... etc...

This allows for a quick listing by character and it sorts by act. I also created an Excel spreadsheet for the Histories to track the status of the many, many roles in question. If you'd like that, let me know.

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Post by Queue » July 15th, 2006, 3:02 pm

Having read over the file, so far as I can tell, the only difference is the line breaking and when spoken that doesn't show up, it just helps (at least when I'm reading it to myself) to not have to contend with poetic line breaks. But I'll let you know what I hear back.

Thanks for the info kayray. Are you or ceastman MCing, either one is fine by me just let me know what y'all pick.

I've got a spreadsheat but thanks johngon, and sounds good for a convention.
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Post by kayray » July 15th, 2006, 3:17 pm

Queue wrote:Are you or ceastman MCing, either one is fine by me just let me know what y'all pick.
Whoops, I totally missed Catharine's post! Cath, if you want this one you can have it, but I was feeling guilty for only MCing 2 collaborative projects so I grabbed this one :)
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Post by shortcircuit » July 15th, 2006, 5:51 pm

Could I do Gertrude, maybe?
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Post by strangebrooch » July 15th, 2006, 6:15 pm

Oh, can I play Horatio? I've always thought it'd be fun...
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Post by gypsygirl » July 15th, 2006, 6:43 pm

Having been in a production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead a few years ago, I'd love to read the part of Guildenstern for this.
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