All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-woman-in-white-by-wilkie-collins/
This isn't exactly a play, but as I would like to coordinate the reading by having a single reader for each narrator, I am including it here. There are 11 parts: 5 female, 5 male, and one (the tombstone) that could be either. I would like to stick to gender-appropriate casting. Also, as this will be technically trickier than the usual method of reading, this may not be a good choice for your first project if you are a new volunteer!
You can find the text here: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/583
The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be to the first mystery novel, and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'....
The Woman In White is also an early example of a particular type of Collins narrative in which several characters in turn take up the telling of the story. This creates a complex web in which readers are unsure which narrator can, and cannot, be trusted. Collins used this technique in his other novels, including The Moonstone. This technique was copied by other novelists, including Bram Stoker, author of Dracula (1897), although by the end of the 19th century the technique was considered "old fashioned".
(1) Do please understand that your recording, like all LibriVox recordings, is in the public domain. Because this is a dramatic work, we're unifying the introduction by having a single voice read the disclaimer, brief intro, and "Read by" in all the tracks.
(2) Start your recording with your name. (This will go immediately after 'Read by' done by the single voice.) Then say "Track ##" for whichever track this is. Then begin your reading.
Make sure you set your recording software thus:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
When you save your file, save it as
where character = the character you're reading for, and ## is the section number you're recording.
Don't worry about the ID3 tags; those will be added later.
The meta-narrator of the entire tale is Walter Hartright. There are a few notes which I would like to have read by him.
There are also several letters within the narratives, which I would like to have read by the voice of the letter writer. If you could note them in this thread as you encounter them, I can link them in the html document.
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Use "ce" as the MC for this project.
Please post the resulting link in the thread!
Update: Here is a proposed breaking up of the book:
01 - THE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT - Introduction - IV (Walter Hartright)
02 - V - VII (Walter Hartright)
03 - VIII - IX (Walter Hartright)
04 - X - XII (Walter Hartright, Anne Catherick)
05 - XIII (Walter Hartright)
06 - XIV - XV (Walter Hartright)
07 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY VINCENT GILMORE - I - II (Vincent Gilmore)
08 - III - IV (Vincent Gilmore)
09 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE - I (Marian Halcolmbe)
10 - II (Marian Halcolmbe)
11 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE - I (Marian Halcolmbe)
12 - II (Marian Halcolmbe)
13 - III (Marian Halcolmbe)
14 - IV (Marian Halcolmbe)
15 - V (Marian Halcolmbe)
16 - VI (Marian Halcolmbe)
17 - VII (Marian Halcolmbe)
18 - VIII (Marian Halcolmbe)
19 - IX (Marian Halcolmbe)
20 - X (Marian Halcolmbe, Count Fosco)
21 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY FREDERICK FAIRLIE, ESQ., OF LIMMERIDGE. 246
HOUSE (Frederick Fairlie)
22 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY ELIZA MICHELSON - I (Eliza Michelson)
23 - II (Eliza Michelson)
24 - THE STORY CONTINUED IN SEVERAL NARRATIVES (Hester Prinhorn, The Doctor, Jane Gould, The Tombstone, Walter Hartright)
25 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT - I - II (Walter Hartright)
26 - III - IV (Walter Hartright)
27 - V - VI (Walter Hartright)
28 - VII (Walter Hartright)
29 - VIII (Walter Hartright)
30 - XI (Walter Hartright)
31 - X (Walter Hartright)
32 - XI (Walter Hartright, Mrs. Catherick)
33 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT - I - II (Walter Hartright)
34 - III - IV (Walter Hartright)
35 - V - VI (Walter Hartright)
36 - VII (Walter Hartright)
37 - THE STORY CONTINUED BY ISIDOR, OTTAVIO, BALDASSARE FOSCO (Count Fosco)
38 - THE STORY CONCLUDED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT - I - III (Walter Hartright)