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Volunteers outside the USA: Curtis Hidden Page died in 1946. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
Tartuffe, or the Imposter is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. Following its first performance, King Louis XIV almost immediately censored the play, probably due to the influence of the archbishop of Paris.
Orgon's family is up in arms because Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud. Tartuffe pretends to speak with divine authority, and Orgon and his mother no longer take any action without first consulting him. Tartuffe's antics do not fool the rest of the family or their friends; they detest him. The stakes are raised when Orgon announces that he will marry Tartuffe to his daughter Mariane (already engaged to Valère). In an effort to show Orgon how awful Tartuffe really is, the family devises a plan to trap Tartuffe into confessing to Elmire, Orgon's wife, his desire for her. When Tartuffe has incriminated himself beyond all help, Orgon orders Tartuffe out of his house. But this wily guest means to stay. It turns out that earlier, Orgon had admitted to Tartuffe that he was in possession of a box of incriminating letters (written by a friend). Tartuffe had taken this box and now tells Orgon that he must leave the house if he does not want to be exposed. Later that day, Tartuffe returns with a police officer to begin the eviction. But to his surprise, the police officer arrests him instead. The enlightened King Louis XIV has heard of the injustices happening in the house and decides to intervene.
Though Tartuffe was received well by the public and even by Louis XIV, it immediately sparked conflict amongst many different groups who were offended by the play. Tartuffe's popularity was cut short when the Archbishop of Paris issued an edict threatening excommunication for anyone who watched, performed in, or read the play.
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Please submit your recordings within 1 month of placing your claim. If you need a little more time, just post in the thread to ask for an extension -- I'll be happy to give you one (within reason ) as long as I've heard from you. If I haven't heard back from you within a month of your claim, I'll open your role for another reader. If at any time you need to relinquish your role, that's no problem, just let me know; Real Life happens to all of us.
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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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- Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2027
- 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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- 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.
Please do NOT do any volume adjustment, noise cleaning, or processing to your file other than editing out mistakes. The editor will be processing all the recordings to make them sound seamless, and multiple processing passes sometimes distort the voice.
- 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 Tartuffe , by Molière . Translated by Curtis Hidden Page 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 Tartuffe , by Molière . Translated by Curtis Hidden Page
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- AFTER recording:
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(all lower-case), where # is the act number.
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Transfer of files (completed recordings)
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