COMPLETE:The Seats of the Mighty by Gilbert Parker - kd

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Post by rhoffman » May 23rd, 2012, 9:09 pm

The Seats of The Mighty by Gilbert Parker (1862 - 1932) .
For the time of his story Mr. Parker has chosen the most absorbing period of the romantic eighteenth-century history of Quebec. The curtain rises soon after General Braddock's defeat in Virginia, and the hero, a prisoner in Quebec, curiously entangled in the intrigues of La Pompadour, becomes a part of a strange history, full of adventure and the stress of peril, which culminates only after Wolfe's victory over Montcalm. The material offered by the life and history of old Quebec has never been utilized for the purposes of fiction with the command of plot and incident, the mastery of local color, and the splendid realization of dramatic situations shown in this distinguished and moving romance. The illustrations preserve the atmosphere of the text, for they present the famous buildings, gates, and battle grounds as they appeared at the time of the hero's imprisonment in Quebec. (Summary by D. Appleton and Company, 1896)
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-seats-of-the-mighty-by-gilbert-parker/
  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted yQour 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 January 2013
  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.
  3. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  4. Where do I find the text? Source text : http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6229
    (PLEASE READ FROM GOOGLE DOCS BELOW - SECTIONS 52-82)
  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.
  6. SOME OF THE ROLES ARE SMALL, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CLAIM MULTIPLE SMALL ROLES
  7. HERE IS A LINK TO WRITTEN AND AUDIBLE PRONUNCIATIONS OF FRENCH NAMES AND PLACES, PLEASE READ AND LISTEN. INCLUDED IS A CHART FOR YOUR CHARACTER'S NATIONALITY, DETERMINING YOUR PRONUNCIATION OF SOME WORDS! THANK YOU
  8. SINGING PARTS- There are about 5 small songs, some are church chants, some are male sailor songs, one is a womens choir. Everyone who wishes can post to take part in one or more songs ( sections 18,19). I will send you a link to the tune later, and we will coordinate our little singing groups. If Eric Whitacre can do it with thousands of people, we can do it too! So don't hesitate to post to sing.
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

    Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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    Genres for the project:
    historical-fiction

    Keywords that describe the book/play:
    Love; Honor; Virtue; Temptation; Intrigue; Dilemma; Surprise; War;
  9. 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 Chapter
  10. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    [Role], read by [your name].

    If you are reading for narrator, please include for each file:
    At the beginning: Chapter [##] of The Seats of The Mighty , by Gilbert Parker . 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 Chapter [##]. At the end of the book, add End of The Seats of The Mighty , by Gilbert Parker .

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  11. AFTER recording:
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 seatsofthemighty_[role]_[##].mp3 (all lower-case), where ## is the chapter 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: kd - KiltedDragon
    • 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.
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Post by philchenevert » May 23rd, 2012, 9:33 pm

Just a question Robert. Your title says "drama"; do you mean this is a play, or a dramatic reading where people will read the parts? or just that it is dramatic?

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Post by rhoffman » May 23rd, 2012, 9:44 pm

philchenevert wrote:Just a question Robert. Your title says "drama"; do you mean this is a play, or a dramatic reading where people will read the parts? or just that it is dramatic?

thanks,
Hi Phil, it's a dramatic reading where people read the parts. I have them all color coded in google docs. Like "The Tenant ... By Bronte that Amanda has going.

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Post by philchenevert » May 23rd, 2012, 10:10 pm

Thanks for clarifying that Robert. :thumbs:
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Post by rhoffman » May 23rd, 2012, 10:15 pm

philchenevert wrote:Thanks for clarifying that Robert. :thumbs:
Thanks for poiinting it out Phil. I edited the post to say chapter instead of acts too. So thanks :)

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Post by MJFranck » May 24th, 2012, 6:48 am

Am I premature, or shall I claim a role? I would like to do a major role in a drama for once, rather than getting a small part. Do you have a juicy female role you're willing to give out?

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Post by rhoffman » May 24th, 2012, 7:38 am

MJFranck wrote:Am I premature, or shall I claim a role? I would like to do a major role in a drama for once, rather than getting a small part. Do you have a juicy female role you're willing to give out?

MJ Franck
Hi MJ, I thank you for your interest and I do have a couple of roles for you to think about. You may have either one of them. I have to tell you though, that the lead female role has already been promised by me. She helped me to put the project together and she will be great at it, I am sure. Otherwise, you could have had it of course. However, I listened to your recordings and I think that you would make an excellent Mathilda in this drama. She is a lady who is almost like an apparation in the play, giving out strange prophecies and poetic utterances, handing out wooden crosses. She had been a completely sane lady until a high government official did something to her. Anyway, she is, pitied,feared and admired by the townspeople of Quecbec. Always appearing in a red dress and making some prophetic utterance, she is not as insane as people may think. She befriends Alixe, the lead female role, and assists her during the struggle against foes. She doesn't have all that many lines, but your voice would be perfect, especially your poetic voice.

Another possiblility, if you don't like Mathilda, is Babette. She is French, her husband has just been killed, and the hero of the book comes wearing his clothes ( he needed a disguise) to bear her the news. Babette is a virtous peasant lady, who hides the English hero and helps him to avoid detection by the French during the siege of Quebec. She has a nice role, and I think you would like it. She has more lines than Mathilda, all toward the end of the book. She is not nearly as mysterious, however.

All this being said, if you chose one of these two characters, there may be another minor role as well, so that you could take two parts.

THank you, I hope you will take a part or two. Let me know if you would like to claim either of these two.

Robert :)

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Post by KiltedDragon » May 24th, 2012, 7:42 am

All set up, Robert. Looks like a good story.

Some questions: Who wrote the Summary? Are you going to DPL? Did you allow for sections for the finished chapters?
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Post by rhoffman » May 24th, 2012, 7:52 am

KiltedDragon wrote:All set up, Robert. Looks like a good story.

Some questions: Who wrote the Summary? Are you going to DPL? Did you allow for sections for the finished chapters?

It is a good story. Well, CK posted 186 books in the Suggested book forum. I chose it from there, and the summary was there. It had no reference that I could tell, but it looked like it was written way back when in the back of another one of the authors books. I didn't know what to do, so I just left it blank.

I would rather have somebody else DPL. You are right, I didn't allow for sections for the finished chapters. I thought about that at 1:00 am this morning. There should be 31 more sections, 1 for the preface, and 30 for the finished chapters.

What do you think?

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Post by rhoffman » May 24th, 2012, 7:55 am

rhoffman wrote:
KiltedDragon wrote:All set up, Robert. Looks like a good story.

Some questions: Who wrote the Summary? Are you going to DPL? Did you allow for sections for the finished chapters?

Oh, and by the way, thank you very much for picking me up. :)

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Post by MJFranck » May 24th, 2012, 8:23 am

Oh, yes. The slightly deranged Mathilde seems just the part for me. Sign me up.

MJ

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Post by rhoffman » May 24th, 2012, 8:41 am

MJFranck wrote:Oh, yes. The slightly deranged Mathilde seems just the part for me. Sign me up.

MJ
Great! And you might want to pick up Madame Duarvarney in chapter 1, or the dancer. Let me know Mathilde

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Post by rhoffman » May 24th, 2012, 8:44 am

MJFranck wrote:Oh, yes. The slightly deranged Mathilde seems just the part for me. Sign me up.

MJ

Mother Superior has a good part too at the end.

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Post by JoFriday21 » May 24th, 2012, 8:45 am

Very excited for this! I will try and do you proud, French accent and all :D If I can be of any more help, just let me know! :)

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Post by rhoffman » May 24th, 2012, 8:52 am

JoFriday21 wrote:Very excited for this! I will try and do you proud, French accent and all :D If I can be of any more help, just let me know! :)
Thanks Amanda, I will let you know after I make my blunders, and ask you what to do. And you know I will be asking you about editing everything later. By the way, can you round me up a good DPL?

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