COMPLETE - EDWARD III by William Shakespeare -alg

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Post by Algy Pug » March 9th, 2012, 9:28 pm

The Reign of King Edward the Third by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) \

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:http://librivox.org/the-reign-of-king-edward-the-third-by-william-shakespeare/

The Reign of King Edward the Third is an Elizabethan play printed anonymously in 1596. It has frequently been claimed that it was at least partly written by William Shakespeare, a view that Shakespeare scholars have increasingly endorsed. The rest of the play was probably written by Thomas Kyd. The play contains many gibes at Scotland and the Scottish people, which has led some critics to think that it is the work that incited George Nicolson, Queen Elizabeth's agent in Edinburgh, to protest against the portrayal of Scots on the London stage in a 1598 letter to William Cecil, Lord Burghley. This would explain why the play was not included in the First Folio of Shakespeare's works, which was published after the Scottish King James had succeeded to the English throne in 1603.

The plot of the play consists of two distinct parts. The first is centred on the Countess of Salisbury (the wife of the Earl of Salisbury), who, beset by rampaging Scots, is rescued by King Edward III, who then proceeds to woo her himself. In an attempted bluff, the Countess vows to take the life of her husband if Edward will take the life of his wife. However, when she sees that Edward finds the plan morally acceptable, she ultimately threatens to take her own life if he does not stop his pursuit. Finally, Edward expresses great shame, admits his fault and acquiesces.

In the second part of the play, in several scenes reminiscent of Henry V, Edward joins his army in France, fighting a war to claim the French throne. The play switches between the French and English camps, where the apparent hopelessness of the English campaign is contrasted with the arrogance of the French. Much of the action is focused on young Edward, the Black Prince, who broods on the morality of war before achieving victory against seemingly insurmountable odds.
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  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 1 November 2012.
  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.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1770
    The following spreadsheet has been prepared for the convenience of readers and proof listeners:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApUXtkw--7xIdE9vNV9tSkJ5dkg4MFdrRG9odmVaeHc#gid=1
  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 The Reign of King Edward the Third 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 The Reign of King Edward the Third by William Shakespeare.

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

    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 kingedward3_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.

    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:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: alg - alg1001
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread
    • 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 March 14th, 2012, 6:20 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Algy Pug » March 9th, 2012, 9:32 pm

Roles already allocated:

King Edward - jondalar1988
Edward, Prince of Wales - David Goldfarb
Countess of Salisbury - gloriana
Queen Phillipa - cleogirl
Earl of WARWICK; and Earl of MONTFORT - Noel Badrian
CHARLES, son of JOHN, King of France - alg1001

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Post by Kristingj » March 10th, 2012, 11:55 am

Hi, I'd like to join in on this project, I'd like to to a mans role, could you simply pick one for me, algy?

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Post by Algy Pug » March 10th, 2012, 6:09 pm

Kristingj wrote:Hi, I'd like to join in on this project, I'd like to to a mans role, could you simply pick one for me, algy?
Hi Kristin

I have put you down for the following role:
ROBERT, styling himself Earl, of Artois.
He's a saucy chap.

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Post by alg1001 » March 11th, 2012, 7:48 am

Hi Algy,

I will MC this. Who is the proof listener.

Thanks!
-Amy :D

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Post by NoelBadrian » March 11th, 2012, 10:29 am

Hi,
Here are: The Earl of Mountford and The Earl of Warwick.
I am not so good with accents and "voices" but have tried a "baritone" rendering for Mountford. If this sounds too awfull please let me know as it will be no trouble at all to redo it.
Noel


http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_mountford_4.mp3
00:40
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_warwick_1.mp3
00:41
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_warwick_2.mp3
06:22
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Post by Algy Pug » March 12th, 2012, 3:55 am

NoelBadrian wrote:Hi,
Here are: The Earl of Mountford and The Earl of Warwick.
I am not so good with accents and "voices" but have tried a "baritone" rendering for Mountford. If this sounds too awfull please let me know as it will be no trouble at all to redo it.
Noel


http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_mountford_4.mp3
00:40
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_warwick_1.mp3
00:41
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_warwick_2.mp3
06:22
Thanks Noel

PL should follow shortly.

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Post by Algy Pug » March 12th, 2012, 3:56 am

alg1001 wrote:Hi Algy,

I will MC this. Who is the proof listener.

Thanks!
-Amy :D
Thanks Amy

I will wait to see if we can get a DPL. Of course, any of the cast who wish to take this on are welcome.

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Post by ref » March 12th, 2012, 2:42 pm

Hi Algy,

Can I read for Lodowick? I think a woman can pull off a role as a confident. Villiers, I'll do my best!

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Post by Algy Pug » March 13th, 2012, 2:17 am

ref wrote:Hi Algy,

Can I read for Lodowick? I think a woman can pull off a role as a confident. Villiers, I'll do my best!
Thanks Rhonda

The roles are yours. Have fun!

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Post by alg1001 » March 14th, 2012, 5:44 am

And we are off and moving to Readers Wanted.

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Post by gloriana » March 16th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Here's the Countess of Salisbury:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/edwardiii_countessofsalisbury_1.mp3
(5:23)

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/edwardiii_countessofsalisbury_2.mp3
(9:12)

Thanks, that was fun! Let me know if anything needs changing.

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Post by Algy Pug » March 16th, 2012, 7:59 pm

gloriana wrote:Here's the Countess of Salisbury:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/edwardiii_countessofsalisbury_1.mp3
(5:23)

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/edwardiii_countessofsalisbury_2.mp3
(9:12)

Thanks, that was fun! Let me know if anything needs changing.

Thanks Elizabeth

PL will happen in due course.

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Post by Cleogirl » March 17th, 2012, 12:25 pm

Entirely unsure if I had done this right (this being my first dramatic recording). I think the instructions said no id tags needed for roles, but I wasn't sure how much silence to place between dialogues, etc. Anyway, I know someone will let me know if I've strayed!

I'd be happy to pl the Countess of Salisbury's part.

Cathy

A sprite 1:06

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_queenphilippa_5.mp3
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Post by Algy Pug » March 17th, 2012, 6:44 pm

Cleogirl wrote:Entirely unsure if I had done this right (this being my first dramatic recording). I think the instructions said no id tags needed for roles, but I wasn't sure how much silence to place between dialogues, etc. Anyway, I know someone will let me know if I've strayed!

I'd be happy to pl the Countess of Salisbury's part.

Cathy

A sprite 1:06

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/alg/kingedward3_queenphilippa_5.mp3
Thanks Cathy

A splendid reading - and work perfect. :clap: All we need is a "read by Cathy Barratt" for the dramatis personae. With a reading like that you certainly shouldn't be hiding your light under a bushell.

Thank you also offering to PL the reading for the Countess.

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