COMPLETE: Sonnets, by William Shakespeare - PO/ll

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Post by LibraryLady » December 27th, 2005, 10:57 pm

I'll sign you up for 131-140! Check out the sticky threads on recording and editing files if you need help with that and thanks for jumping in!
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Post by tis » December 30th, 2005, 4:32 am

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Post by LibraryLady » December 30th, 2005, 2:50 pm

Great, Chris, I got it!
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Post by LibraryLady » December 30th, 2005, 5:43 pm

Chris, do you want your real name and URL on the catalog?

Also, you left out the "end of sonnets 51-60" and silence at the end. If you could edit that, that would be great.

You have a great voice for Shakespeare! Your inflection is great, I can tell you really "get it" which isn't always easy with Shakespeare! So... want some more sonnets? :D
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Post by hugh » December 31st, 2005, 3:35 pm

I'll take:
Sonnets CXLI-CL (141-150)
Sonnets CLI-CLIV (151-154)

hugh.

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Post by LibraryLady » December 31st, 2005, 10:04 pm

You're signed up, Hugh. You're still doing the earlier chunk you claimed, right?
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Post by hugh » January 1st, 2006, 8:56 am

yes earlier chunk too.

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Post by LibraryLady » January 1st, 2006, 1:03 pm

You rock, hugh!

Only two more sections up for grabs, get it while they're hot!
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Post by sadave » January 1st, 2006, 1:14 pm

I'll jump on 91-100 . . .

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Post by LibraryLady » January 1st, 2006, 1:16 pm

Great Dave, they are yours! And I will take our last section which means we are fully subscribed! Woo-hoo! I'll get us moved over to Readers Found shortly...
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Post by hugh » January 2nd, 2006, 8:47 am

OK, so new years eve my wife and I had a very entertaining dinner party, with 16 friends. we ate, drank, danced. but we also read some shakespeare for librivox.

around one am, we descended into the candle-lit cellar: it's a very unfinished stone-walled cellar with dirt floors etc. not quite romantic, what with storage boxes, skis, garden equipment etc etc...but with the candles, and the tiny space and the stone walls, well, it was very cozy. here are some pics (from today, not new yrs eve, unfortunately):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mackinaw/80912761/in/photostream/

so we stuffed about 10 people down there, and people took turns reading shakespeare's sonnets. some of them didn't work, and I'll edit them all together. But for you joy and entertainment, have a listen (the point of this post is the last one, sonnet28).

First we have adrian, doing a wonderful reading of sonnet 25:
http://www.westmountrugby.com/misc/sonnet25-adrian.mp3

And here is kimberley, reading a heartfelt rendition of sonnet142:
http://www.westmountrugby.com/misc/sonnet142-kimberley.mp3

so far so good. now, picture a group of ten people in a tiny cellar, lit by candles, after a fine meal and much wine, grappa, champagne, laughter and highjinx, who are all now reading shakespeare. now imagine that some people start giggling, quietly, during some of the readings, trying as best as they can to control their laughter. you've, no doubt, experienced this at some time in your life - probably in elementary school. now imagine that after a few sonnets the urge to stop giggling becomes uncontrollable, and all of a sudden the whole hilarity of the situation, along with the wine, the darkness, the seriousness all becomes too much. and further, imagine that it's the turn of the guy who has been laughing hardest to read next. He composes himself, comes up to the microphone. (Note we are reading by candle light, and it's hard to see the pages). Silence descends. Pin-drop quiet, flickering candles, the romance of Shakespeare in a stone cellar, by candle light. wine. more wine. some scotch. and here, is anthony, in what can only be described as a feat of utter willpower - lesser men would have quit on line 2 - powering his way through sonnet 28 (read along with the text below, if you can):

http://www.westmountrugby.com/misc/sonnet28-anthony.mp3
XXVIII

How can I then return in happy plight,
That am debarre'd the benefit of rest?
When day's oppression is not eas'd by night,
But day by night and night by day oppress'd,
And each, though enemies to either's reign,
Do in consent shake hands to torture me,
The one by toil, the other to complain
How far I toil, still farther off from thee.
I tell the day, to please him thou art bright,
And dost him grace when clouds do blot the heaven:
So flatter I the swart-complexion'd night,
When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st the even.
But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer,
And night doth nightly make grief's length seem stronger.
I don't know about you, but to me the poem seems so much better when you end it with: "screamed slonger."

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Post by LibraryLady » January 2nd, 2006, 1:35 pm

Hugh, that is hilarious! I think you need to start a new project, Shakespeare's Sonnets read while tipsy and in dim lighting! I can't wait to hear them all.
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Post by hugh » January 2nd, 2006, 3:24 pm

hey annie,

1. do you want me to include that crazy rendition in the collection, or record a straight version? or both?
2. do you want individual poems, or shall I edit together all the sonnets from each section i signed up for (so you'll get 3 files rather than 15ish?)

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Post by LibraryLady » January 2nd, 2006, 4:53 pm

Hmmm. Three files would be better than 15. I think that recording is just *too* great to leave out, it is so much about the spirit of LibriVox! I say, record a note to add to the beginning of your sections noting that these were read by various people at a party or something like that. Then include both versions of 28, with a disclaimer before the first giggly one letting people know that a clearer version is coming up next. Does that make sense? Sound okay?
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Post by hugh » January 2nd, 2006, 6:41 pm

sounds good.

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