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Post by Cloud Mountain » August 15th, 2006, 8:57 pm

shortcircuit wrote:I was wondering: should I record the two chapters as one file or as two?
How long is it, SC? I know that 5 is a continuation of 4. Goodness knows why Bulfinch made them two, they continue from one into the other. You make a good point. Why not just keep the read smooth. Indicate at the start that this recording is "Arthur, Chapters IV and V from the King Arthur and His Knights section of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Chivalry" plus all of the other stuff. Then give it the usual long pause before the reading, say "Chapter 4," take a modest pause and start reading. At the chapter break give a 3 second pause, say "Chapter 5" and with a [silent] breath, just go straight into it again, as you started 4. How does that sound to you? Is it clear? Thanks for pointing this out.

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Post by shortcircuit » August 15th, 2006, 9:01 pm

Sounds good! I'll probably start recording tomorrow night, as I'll be away from the computer most of the day...
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Post by kristin » August 15th, 2006, 10:02 pm

The Day Before the Trial - Swinburne

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=F75983A9670A6E9E


I haven't decided which Lady of Shalott yet. I'll probably know by tomorrow.

EDIT: I'll do the 1833 version. It's a bit clunky in places but interesting to read.

Here's a source:
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/Camelot/shalcomb.htm

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Post by Sandra » August 16th, 2006, 2:09 am

Thomas Bulfinch: The Age of Chivalry, King Arthur and his Knights

XIX. The Sangreal, or Holy Graal
XX. The Sangreal (Continued)
XXI. The Sangreal (Continued)

I wish to sign up for these, please. :D
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Post by Cloud Mountain » August 16th, 2006, 7:43 am

Thank you kristin for the decisive update and thank you Sandra for joining us.

Your changes and additions are now a part of the top post. Can't wait to hear yous!
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Post by Cloud Mountain » August 16th, 2006, 7:54 am

Sandra,

I was wondering, as you're from Cwm Rhondda, if you wouldn't be interested in doing something from the Mabinogion, the final section particularly, and more specifically, the last of these three: Owain, or the Lady of the Fountain, from Yvain, the Knight of the Lion or Geraint and Enid, from Erec and Enide or Peredur son of Efrog, from Perceval, the Story of the Grail.

But then, except in translation, you'd have to be able to read Middle Welsh! There are translations though.

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Post by Xrystabelle » August 16th, 2006, 7:57 am

Alaaaaan! This simply isn't NICE. I'm already bordering on over-committed, and here you go and start this up. Phhhhht.

Could I do the other Lady of Shalot? Pweeeeeease? With sugar on top? (of the pweeease not of the lady) And one of Emerson's Merlins? I'd volunteer for all three, but you might want other voices on thos as well. So let's say, Merlin's Song?
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Post by zmftimelord » August 16th, 2006, 8:09 am

There are a few other MAJOR works that should be included:

Wace Roman de Brut 1155
Layamon Brut 1205 -- I think this was Mordred's introduction
Geoffrey of Monmouth -- portions from Historia Regum Britanniae
Morte Arthure Le Morte Arthur -- This is in the Penguin classics, but the orginal text is public domain.
The Death of King Arthur -- same as prev
The Quest of the Holy Grail same as prev

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Post by Sandra » August 16th, 2006, 8:13 am

Cloud Mountain wrote:Sandra,

I was wondering, as you're from Cwm Rhondda, if you wouldn't be interested in doing something from the Mabinogion...

But then, except in translation, you'd have to be able to read Middle Welsh! There are translations though.

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If you're hoping for a nice Welsh accent, I'll have to disappoint you, since I'm American. BUT if you're hoping I'll find someone with a nice Welsh accent, I do have a possible recruit in the pipeline, once little children go back to school in September, and mothers have time. Then this possible recruit and her lovely Welsh lilt might read for you in English.

Her name is Beth; she lives in the next town and has the most gorgeous Welsh voice!

Interested? :)

NB: I have been trying for three months to get a Welsh person from around here to record for LibriVox, starting with my husband. Unfortunately, they all tell me the same thing, with the same facial grimace: "But I hate my Welsh accent!" Little do they know how charming it sounds to the American ear.
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Post by Cloud Mountain » August 16th, 2006, 10:10 am

Sandra wrote:If you're hoping for a nice Welsh accent, I'll have to disappoint you, since I'm American...
Was afraid this would be you response.* Oh, well...

Happy recruiting.



*Not that I won't be happy to hear your contribution, no matter what "American" accent you might surprise us with!
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Post by tina » August 16th, 2006, 11:53 am

I'll be your MC, but I have a question. How will you know when you are 'done' and ready to have it catalogued?

And what catagory would this fall under? Fiction or Short Works?
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Post by jimmowatt » August 16th, 2006, 12:08 pm

tina wrote:I'll be your MC, but I have a question. How will you know when you are 'done' and ready to have it catalogued?

And what catagory would this fall under? Fiction or Short Works?
I was wondering about that too.
I was wondering whether Cloudmountain might be considering the format of the poem collections. When 20 works are finished then cataloging that and calling it Arthurian Collection 1 then 2 then 3 etc etc etc.

It'll make an intriguing collection and I'll bet it'll be a very popular download.

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Post by Cloud Mountain » August 16th, 2006, 1:59 pm

tina wrote:I'll be your MC, but I have a question. How will you know when you are 'done' and ready to have it catalogued?

And what catagory would this fall under? Fiction or Short Works?
jimmowatt wrote: I was wondering about that too.
I was wondering whether Cloudmountain might be considering the format of the poem collections. When 20 works are finished then cataloging that and calling it Arthurian Collection 1 then 2 then 3 etc etc etc.

It'll make an intriguing collection and I'll bet it'll be a very popular download.
Good thinking kiddies--

The collection is precisely what I had in mind, which is why I originally wanted to put it in short works. But I didn't want to start something grander until I saw the response. So, with an eye on the large response to this and your comfirmation of the same, my plan now is to call this the Arthurian Collection 001, sticking to 12 words per collection. Why 12? Many of the ditties people will choose will be large and it might be nice if they were managable for the end user. 20 would be weighty indeed. This is an open discussion and any thoughts would be appreciated. Category Short Works (Although some would be long, but we're only doing portions of "books" not complete ones. --Alan
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Post by Cloud Mountain » August 16th, 2006, 2:06 pm

Xrystabelle wrote:Alaaaaan! This simply isn't NICE. I'm already bordering on over-committed, and here you go and start this up. Phhhhht.

Could I do the other Lady of Shalot? Pweeeeeease? With sugar on top? (of the pweeease not of the lady) And one of Emerson's Merlins? I'd volunteer for all three, but you might want other voices on thos as well. So let's say, Merlin's Song?
Happy to upset you! Isn't it wonderful when life is so full and rich with possibilities!?!

I have but a half answer for at the moment, as this "collection" is currently under reorganization --thinking over what it seems to really want to be. It might just expand to anything of the Arthurian ilk, even if not specifically 'bout the now alas dead king. I'll get back to you in a short while on your own version of the already chosen Lady of Shalot. For now choose a specific Merlin piece and let me know it's source info and I'll put you on the list.
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Post by Sayeth » August 17th, 2006, 11:34 am

I'll take Ch 3 (Merlin) from Bulfinch.

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