COMPLETE: Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare - jo

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ThePoet
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Post by ThePoet » August 25th, 2006, 11:20 pm

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

http://librivox.org/romeo-and-juliet-version-2-by-william-shakespeare/


gloriana is now BC for this project and knotyouraveragejo will MC

The PD version can be found at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1513

Cast:-

Capulet – 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.3 - ExEmGe
Montague – 1.1, 3.1, 5.3 - ChrisHughes

Escalus, Prince of Verona – 1.1, 3.1, 5.3 - muncy

Romeo, Son to Montague – 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 5.1, 5.3 - Jestermedia
Mercutio, Kinsman to the Prince, and Friend to Romeo – 1.4, 2.1, 2.4, 3.1 - BaruMonkey
Benvolio, Nephew to Montague, and Friend to Romeo – 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.4, 3.1 - Dave in the Fax
Paris, a young Nobleman – 1.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.5, 5.3 - mb
Tybalt, Nephew to Lady Capulet – 1.1, 1.5, 3.1 - Ua
Friar Lawrence, a Franciscan – 2.3, 2.6, 3.3, 4.1, 4.5, 5.2, 5.3 - Cloud Mountain
Friar John, of the same Order – 5.2 - 12makoto
Balthasar, Servant to Romeo – 5.1, 5.3 - composerscott
An Old Man (Listed as 2 Capulet), Uncle to Capulet – 1.5 - Cloud Mountain
An Apothecary – 5.1 - Lucy_k_p
Peter, Servant to Juliet's Nurse – 2.4, 4.5 - Gesine

Sampson, Servant to Capulet – 1.1 - Starlite
Gregory, Servant to Capulet – 1.1 - David O'Connell
Abraham, Servant to Montague – 1.1 - Caliban
Page to Paris (Boy) – 5.3 - CJ Nowak (no forum name?)
1 Musician – 4.5 - chocoholic
2 Musician – 4.5 - om123
3 Musician – 4.5 - AaronW

1 Watch – 5.3 - Caliban
2 Watch – 5.3 - Gesine
3 Watch – 5.3 - bryfee

Citizens – 1.1 - ChamberMonk
Citizen - 3.1 - chocoholic

Lady Montague, Wife to Montague – 1.1 Xrystabelle
Lady Capulet, Wife to Capulet – 1.1, 1.3, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.3 - Cori

Juliet, Daughter to Capulet – 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.3 - gloriana
Nurse to Juliet – 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5 - kristin

Capulet Servant 1 – 1.2, 1.5, 4.4 - Abigail Bartels
Capulet Servant 2 – 1.3, 1,5, 4.2, 4.4 - Rowen

Chorus – 0.0, 1.5 - ancilla

Narrator (stage directions) - aradlaw
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RECORDING INFO:

Encoded format: WAV
Sample rate: 44100
Bit rate: 128K


File Naming: romeo_act[#]_scene[#]_[character].wav

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Post by earthcalling » August 26th, 2006, 2:03 am

Hi there, ThePoet,

This is an ambitious first post - nothing wrong with that, of course. In case you've not come across it yet, I recommend you read through How to become a book coordinator. It doesn't deal with the speciality of coordinating a dramatic work, which is a fairly new type of venture here. But a good read through the other threads in this forum will do the trick.

If I've understood correctly, you're asking people to audition for all parts? If so, that's going a step or two beyond the normal approach, and it would be worth flagging this up. The norm, in line with the LibriVox ethos, is for people to ask for parts and get them. Auditions are very much the exception; the two or three main roles might be auditioned, the others open. There's an example here http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3040 of two points: a 'special rules' flag in the topic thread, with a note in the first post about 'gender-appropriate casting'; and, further into the thread, a public audition for one part where something special was required and there were two volunteers.

Anyway, those are my thoughts. Others are more involved than me in the Dramatic Works side of things, and will no doubt follow with other sugggestions/support. And may of course contradict me - in which case, listen to them!

David

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Post by ThePoet » August 26th, 2006, 4:29 am

Thank you for the advice and suggestions. Ambitious? Yes definitely but I am looking forward to the challenge. Anyone can ask to do any part and I look forward to getting many responses and no doubt I will be asking for a lot of advice along the way. I am always open to suggestion and advice.

I really want this to be a tool to help especially young people to become interested in literary classics such as this.

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Post by ThePoet » August 26th, 2006, 4:33 am

For anyone interested in seeing the script this link will help

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/script-text-romeo-and-juliet.htm

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Post by LenLen » August 26th, 2006, 8:49 am

How will the casting of the auditions be done? Will you be deciding, or will it be done as a user's poll?
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Post by ThePoet » August 26th, 2006, 11:30 pm

As I believe this will be a collective effort and not a dictatorship I will have to lean towards the poll with creative control still reminaing with me However. ... this DOES NOT MEAN I am not open to advice, I am.... I will need all the help I can get.

I want to create something that will be more than just another "audio story " and I firmly believe there are more than enough talented people out there to do just that.

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Post by opheliad » August 26th, 2006, 11:52 pm

What would you like to see as a sample, Poet - a couple of minutes of reading from R and J? Shorter? Longer?
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Post by ThePoet » August 27th, 2006, 5:42 am

I would like to hear about 4 minutes of the character that you feel would be most suited to you. You can pick any scene you like for this, as long as you state at the beginning where you are reading from it should be fine.

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Post by earthcalling » August 27th, 2006, 11:56 pm

Just for info, I've submitted 'Romeo and Juliet', an essay by William Hazlitt, to the Short Story Collection:-

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=52299#52299

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Post by opheliad » August 28th, 2006, 12:41 am

Here is my take on Lady Capulet for your consideration.

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=258D6562379C9D9F
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Post by LenLen » August 28th, 2006, 7:50 pm

Have you a proposed deadline for auditions, good sir?
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Post by ThePoet » August 28th, 2006, 8:51 pm

I would hope to have all the major characters cast by next week Friday 8th September 2006. The minor characters due to the small amount of work invloved can be done later as we progress.

To date opheliad will be Lady Capulet if she decides she wants to do it.

I am eagerly waiting to hear from other people for the remaining parts. I must add that I would prefer gender appropriate voice casting if at all possible.
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Post by a.r.dobbs » August 29th, 2006, 10:59 pm

Personally, I would be quick to cast opheliad as juliet herself.
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Post by Simon » August 30th, 2006, 3:52 pm

depending on your timeframe of recording, I would like to tryout for Tybalt.

I am out of country (and recording distance) for the first two weeks of October though and would understand if that is a disqualifying mark in itself.

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Post by a.r.dobbs » August 30th, 2006, 5:34 pm

Actually, ThePoet, were you intending to read for Romeo/Juliet yourself?

Please be sure to use a non-copyright text. Gutenberg is our usual source and they have 4 versions, 2 in copyright (don't use!), 2 free of copyright.

not copyrighted:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1513
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2261
[oh my, that second one is missing the prologue and uses olde spellings. I b'lieve the first link is the one for you :)]

copyrighted:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1112
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1777

When you mention making an audiobook, you mean for LibriVox, yes? Into the public domain and all that. Just wanting to clarify.
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