COMPLETE: Sonnets, by William Shakespeare - PO/ll

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by LibraryLady » December 17th, 2005, 4:06 am

All audio files can be found on the catalog page: http://librivox.org/sonnets-by-william-shakespeare/

Shakespeare's Sonnets

I've been itching to do this and MatrixFrog showed interest as well, plus I figure it's about time I suck it up and try this whole project coordinator thing! So, let's read us some sonnets, shall we? 154 to be exact!

Target completion date: January 31, 2006

gutenberg e-text here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/wssnt10.txt

DONE - Sonnets I-X (1-10) : LibraryLady
DONE - Sonnets XI-XX (11-20) : MatrixFrog
DONE - Sonnets XXI-XXX (21-30) : hugh
DONE - Sonnets XXXI-XL (31-40) : blee
DONE - Sonnets XLI-L (41-50) : ndoo
DONE - Sonnets LI-LX (51-60) : tis
DONE - Sonnets LXI-LXX (61-70) : Gord
DONE - Sonnets LXXI-LXXX (71-80) LibraryLady
DONE - Sonnets LXXXI-XC (81-90): wedschild
DONE - Sonnets XCI-C (91-100) : sadave
DONE - Sonnets CI-CX (101-110) : LibraryLady
DONE - Sonnets CXI-CXX (111-120) : Nikolle
DONE - Sonnets CXXI-CXXX (121-130) : sadave
DONE - Sonnets CXXXI-CXL (131-140) : Brad
DONE - Sonnets CXLI-CL (141-150) : hugh
DONE - Sonnets CLI-CLIV (151-154) : hugh

The Roman Numerals are what is used in the Gutenberg Text so I included those and they should help you find your spot, but for the file names, please use regular numbers.

Each sonnet is the same length of course so let's try to do recordings of ten at a time. That should be an appropriate length recording and then we don't have to do the whole Librivox intro before every single sonnet, just before every set of ten. If you want to do fewer, just let me know and we'll work it out.

Files should be saved as follows:

sonnets_01-10_shakespeare.mp3

ID3 tags:

Track/Title: sonnets_01-10
Artist: shakespeare_w
Album: shakespeare's_sonnets

Files should be 128kpbs MP3 and can either be posted here in the forum or emailed to me via yousendit at: ac DOT timshel AT gmail DOT com

Along with the file, I'll need the following information: your name as you want it to appear in the LibriVox catalog, your webpage url (if applicable), and the length of the file in hour:minute:second format (00:25:32). You can post it here in the thread if you're comfortable with that; if not you can send me a private message or an email.

Please check the Recording Notes thread before recording:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=106

If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful:
http://librivox.org/about-recording/

Pease remember to check this thread often for updates![/b]
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Post by hugh » December 17th, 2005, 6:55 am

hi annie, looks good.

I'll take: Sonnets XXI-XXX (21-30)

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Post by blee » December 17th, 2005, 8:44 am

Hi.
I am new to this, but love Shakespeare, love sonnets, love reading, and would like to be involved.
May I claim Sonnets XXXI-XL (31-40)?
Thanks.
- blee

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Post by LibraryLady » December 17th, 2005, 12:35 pm

Hugh and Blee - you're signed up! Thanks for looking things over, Hugh. Blee, welcome!
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Post by MatrixFrog » December 17th, 2005, 5:57 pm

Cool. My first recording! I agree that this is better as a "book" project than a weekly poem. I'm a little sick right now, so I'd rather wait a bit before starting, but January 31 doesn't sound unrealistic to me. I don't know how long it will take once I get started, so I may go ahead and take another set, but I'll let you know when I start recording and such.

If you're in this thread, it's likely that you know this already, but just in case:

All the sonnets consist of 14 lines, divided into stanzas of four lines each, with two lines out on their own after the first three stanzas, often indented, as they are in the Gutenberg versions. The rhyme scheme for the sonnets is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Between lines 8 and 9, just before you go into the 3rd stanza, there is usually what my drama teacher called "the turn" - a small pause as the poem changes direction somehow, or begins to move toward its conclusion.

Anyway, the reason I say all this is that I would recommend copying the text into a new document, and inserting a blank line after the 4th, 8th, and 12th lines. It reads a bit easier and might even sound better as well.

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Post by LibraryLady » December 17th, 2005, 6:36 pm

Frog - Glad to see you found your way here! :) Take your time, we can extend our finish date if need be. If you want to sign up for another section later, that'd be great, but it's probably best to wait till you've done one and see how it goes before you take on another, especially since you are new to recording!

Thanks for writing up the Shakespearian sonnet tutorial as well! It sounds perfect based on my memories from getting my English degree and many, many papers deconstructing poetic structure and form.

Feel better soon and I look forward to hearing your recordings!
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Post by ndoo » December 17th, 2005, 7:18 pm

I'd love to add my voice to the sonnets. It looks like Sonnets XLI-L (41-50) are open. Please sign me up for them, or the next available spot.

Best,
Nikolle

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Post by alexis » December 17th, 2005, 8:45 pm

This sounds like a fantastic project. Shakespeare really comes alive with the spoken word. Bravo for thinking of it!

I would love to join my voice to it. If possible, I would like to sign up for Sonnets CXI-CXX (111-120), but otherwise, I will take any open spot.

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Post by LibraryLady » December 17th, 2005, 8:51 pm

Nikolle and Alexis - Glad to have you join librivox and this project, those sections are yours! I can't take all the credit, though, I've been thinking about this for a while but MatrixFrog gave me the motivation when he expressed interest. Happy reading!
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Post by tis » December 18th, 2005, 4:06 am

Sign me up! I'll take 51-60, since they look to be the first available block.
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Post by LibraryLady » December 18th, 2005, 4:08 am

Great, they're yours!
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Post by SarahP » December 18th, 2005, 2:09 pm

Hi there!

I'm brand new, but I have theatrical training (Shakespeare focus!) and I'd love to help out with this project. I used to read books on tape for the blind, so I love the idea.

I'll take 61-70 and come back for more if needed?

-Sarah

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Post by LibraryLady » December 18th, 2005, 2:18 pm

SarahP wrote:Hi there!

I'm brand new, but I have theatrical training (Shakespeare focus!) and I'd love to help out with this project. I used to read books on tape for the blind, so I love the idea.

I'll take 61-70 and come back for more if needed?

-Sarah
Sounds great Sarah! I'll sign you up for that block. Since this is your first time recording with us, how about giving that a go first and then decide if you want to claim another chunk. You're certainly welcome to do so! Welcome to LibriVox and happy reading!
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Post by thistlechick » December 18th, 2005, 7:52 pm

This book is now listed on the Librivox Catalog page in the "To Come ? Collaborative Projects" section =)
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Post by LibraryLady » December 18th, 2005, 7:56 pm

Thanks Betsie!
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