COMPLETE: Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare - al

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Post by Algy Pug » June 16th, 2011, 6:16 pm

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare (1654 - 1616

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/timon-of-athens-by-william-shakespeare/
The Life of Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon (and probably influenced by the philosopher of the same name, as well), generally regarded as one of his most obscure and difficult works. Originally grouped with the tragedies, it is generally considered such, but some scholars group it with the problem plays.

The play has caused considerable debate among scholars. It is oddly constructed, with several lacunae (gaps) and for this reason is often described as unfinished, multi-authored, and/or experimental. No precise date of composition can be given and, while most place it as close but prior to the late romances, theories posited have ranged broadly from Shakespeare's first work to his last. It is usually grouped with the tragedies (as in the First Folio), though some scholars have placed it with the problem comedies despite the death of its title character. Source material includes Plutarch's "Life of Alcibiades" and Lucian's dialogue, Timon the Misanthrope. The play had not been published prior to its inclusion in the First Folio (1623). (Summary by Wikipedia)
  1. Is there a deadline?

    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.

    The target completion date for this project is 30 November 2011.
  2. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here

    To find a role to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which role you’d like to read. Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/playmenu.php?WorkID=timonathens
    The OSS edition has been selected because of its ease of use. However, readers are warned that it may contain inaccuracies such as misplaced lines and incorrect words. If a reader in is doubt about the accuracy of any part of the text they should consult a reputable edition of the play and advise in the thread of any changes they have made to the OSS text.
    There are significant problems with the OSS text for Act 3 Scene 4.
    All readers involved in this scene are asked to use the text in the following link:
    https://writer.zoho.com/public/algy_pug/timon---act-3-scene-4

  5. Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.



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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)

    Bit Rate: 128 kbps

    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    Submit one file per act.
  7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:

    [Role], read by [your name].

    If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:

    At the beginning: Act [#] of Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

    At the end: End of Act [#]. At the end of the play, add End of Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:

    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 timonofathens_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.
    N.B. Special direction for naming readings of the following roles:
    Both
    Some Speak
    Some Others
    Files should be saved as timonofathens_[role]_[#]_[XXX] where "XXX" represents the name of the reader. This naming system will be necessary to avoid overwriting of files.

    Readers of lines for the following roles should incorporate the lines in their readings of their individual roles:
    All
    All Ladies
    All Lords
    All Servants


    ID3 V2 tags: Not needed for individual parts.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)

    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread): http://upload.librivox.org

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      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: al - wildemoose
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Any questions? Please post below or PM me.
Last edited by Algy Pug on October 12th, 2011, 1:55 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by elaineandsparky » June 16th, 2011, 11:11 pm

if this gets the go ahead can i have any female part?

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Post by Algy Pug » June 16th, 2011, 11:34 pm

elaineandsparky wrote:if this gets the go ahead can i have any female part?
Hi Elaine

Timon of Athens is very short on specifically female roles. Some have already been taken and I am waiting on a response from another reader regarding the others. Of course, if you wished you could have one of the servant roles, which are not gender specific. If you wanted to read Hortentius and the Jeweller that would also be OK.

Please let me know your preference.

Cheers

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Post by wildemoose » June 17th, 2011, 4:27 am

I'll MC this for you, Algy--back in a bit with the MW.

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Post by wildemoose » June 17th, 2011, 6:15 am

You're good to go! Let me know if you need anything.

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Post by Algy Pug » June 17th, 2011, 6:48 pm

Hi Arielle

Great to be working with you again. Let’s see how quickly we can get this one into the catalogue.

Readings for Flaminius uploaded:

Act 2
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/al/timonofathens_flaminius_2.mp3

Act 3
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/al/timonofathens_flaminius_3.mp3

Both readings PL OK. A great start!

Cheers

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Post by wildemoose » June 18th, 2011, 7:47 am

Moving us to Dramatic Works since the Launch Pad is crowded and the play is mostly subscribed...

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Post by bobgon55 » June 19th, 2011, 3:34 am

Algy,


Just for clarification in the MW:

First, Second, and Third Stranger are in Act 3, Scene 2 - though it is not listed in the MW.

I have these roles to you very soon.

Thanks,
Bob
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Post by Algy Pug » June 19th, 2011, 3:50 am

bobgon55 wrote:Algy,


Just for clarification in the MW:

First, Second, and Third Stranger are in Act 3, Scene 2 - though it is not listed in the MW.

I have these roles to you very soon.

Thanks,
Bob
Thanks Bob

MW has been updated.

I look forward to hearing your readings.

Cheers

Algy
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Post by Algy Pug » June 20th, 2011, 8:00 am

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Post by barty » June 20th, 2011, 4:26 pm

Hello Algy

I enjoyed your recordings. Your Old Athenian inspired me to do a bit of recording myself, so here's my Act 1. I hope you like it! Let me know if there are any glitches, or if you think I have Timon all wrong!

I am looking forward to hearing the other characters.

All the best,
Barty

Timon of Athens: Timon, Act 1

URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/al/timonofathens_timon_1.mp3

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Post by Delmar H Dolbier » June 20th, 2011, 5:41 pm

May I please read 16, Lucullus?

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Post by Algy Pug » June 21st, 2011, 3:02 am

barty wrote:Hello Algy

I enjoyed your recordings. Your Old Athenian inspired me to do a bit of recording myself, so here's my Act 1. I hope you like it! Let me know if there are any glitches, or if you think I have Timon all wrong!

I am looking forward to hearing the other characters.

All the best,
Barty

Timon of Athens: Timon, Act 1

URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/al/timonofathens_timon_1.mp3
Thanks Barty

I will PL your reading tonight (my time).

I am glad you enjoyed the old codger. I think the character represents wonderfully the rank air of corruption that permeates this play. I wonder how the daughter would have felt, being "sold" so readily.

Cheers

Algy
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Post by Algy Pug » June 21st, 2011, 3:07 am

Delmar H Dolbier wrote:May I please read 16, Lucullus?
Thanks Delmar

Welcome to the Timon crew. The role of Lucullus is yours.

Have fun.

Cheers

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Post by Algy Pug » June 21st, 2011, 3:31 am

Hi Barty

Great reading - a very lively Timon indeed!

A couple of minor corrections are required.

1) At the start you need to say “Timon, read by (whatever name you choose to use)” - this is for the dramatis personae. You will only need to read this once.

2) At 3:46
Line missing:
[Enter ALCIBIADES, with the rest]
Most welcome, sir!

Otherwise a faultless reading.

I look forward to the continuation.

Cheers

Algy
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